Ryan Addresses Overflow Crowd from the Bed of a Pickup

No sense on the size of the overflow crowd from the video but the report below says 700 were filtered to a campus theater. The auditorium was packed to capacity at 2100 even though the report says 2000. Here is some details from the event:

Ryan spoke before a crowd of 2,000 at East Carolina University’s Student Recreation Center. Another 700 people were watched a live broadcast from nearby Hendrix Theater, officials said. With hundreds still in line and ECU’s Student Recreation Center near capacity at 1:07 p.m., Hendrix Theater in Mendenhall Student Center was being opened so an overflow crowd could watch a live broadcast of the Repulican vice presidential candidate’s appearance…More than 900 people had entered the Student Recreation Center gym by 12:30 p.m. Another 1,000 people were expected to be allowed in the facility…Lines of GOP faithful extended to McDonald’s on 10th Street and withstood a morning rain to hear Mitt Romney’s running mate speak on Labor Day…More than 100 people had lined up to see Ryan by 9 a.m. despite thunder, lightning and pouring rain. Thunderstorms that dumped rain on the Greenville area early began subsiding by 10. Robert Nunnery and Justin Murilo from UNC Pembroke were first in line at the recreation center at 7 a.m. The two left school at 4:30 a.m. to ensure good seats…Crowds filed through airport-like security at the facility. The Mitt Romney for President campaign said it had given out several thousand tickets to the event. Up to 2,100 could be allowed inside.

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  1. […] number.  Typically you’ll see rounded numbers for crowds of 3000 or 5000 or 7000 for Romney, Ryan and Obama.  Biden’s turnout is so bad, they can give you the “estimate” down to […]

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