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Obama tries to make it up to supporters shut out of convention speech — via conference call

President Obama Holds Campaign Event In Norfolk, Virginia

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President Barack Obama greets supporters during a campaign rally at Norfolk State University on Sept. 4, 2012 in Norfolk, Virginia. On Thursday President Obama will officially accept his presidential nomination at the 46th Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Up to 70,000 people were expected to watch President Barack Obama's speech Thursday night at a football stadium in Charlotte. But predictions of inclement weather moved the speech back to the much-smaller arena where the convention proceedings have taken place.

Who knows how it's being decided who will get in to the speech, but to make it up to those who won't, the president addressed them via livestream conference call this morning at 10:20 Pacific time.

This story has been updated.

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