Nearly 100 people gathered at Pack Square this morning for a rally urging citizens to participate in early voting and to support the Democratic slate of candidates. Staged by the local Chapter of Organizing For America and the North Carolina Democratic Coordinated Campaign, speakers included Congressman Heath Shuler, Rep. Susan Fisher, Rep. Jane Whilden, and Rep. Patsy Keever. The group later marched to the Buncombe County Training Center at 199 College Street, the site of an early voting location.
The event was not without its detractors, however. Pictured here is Fisher Caudle, who mounted a one-man counter-protest across the street:
Buncombe County Republican Party Chairman Chad Nesbitt was also on hand. He was seen driving up and down College Street in a large street-sweeping truck plastered with signs in support of various GOP candidates and repeatedly blasting his horn:
A good time was had by all.
Slideshow and photos by Michael Muller