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Overflow Crowd of 2,300 Floods Mike Pence Utah Rally

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Salt Lake City, Utah — 2,300 people cheered Republican vice presidential nominee Gov. Mike Pence in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Rallygoers were packed into the Infinity Event Center, with those on the floor were asked to squish together so more people could get in. Ultimately the fire marshal told a campaign official that the limit had been reached with about 1,300 people packed in the building and another 1,000 outside hoping to get in.

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Throughout the rally, those packed inside would break out chanting “USA,” “Drain the swamp,”  “Pence,” “Trump,” and “lock her up.”

The booming crowd included men, women, and children of all ages. One couple wore Cubs jerseys emblazoned with Trump-Pence stickers. Two little girls in the crowd donned Make America Great Again hats — one blue, one pink — and held up their Make America Great Again campaign sign.

Cubs Fans

Video and photos from the back of the room showed the excited crowd from the upper deck to the floor.

A tweet from the Mike Pence showed the crowd that wasn’t able to get in as well as images from inside the venue.

An audience member who spoke on condition of anonymity, a self-described liberal Mormon woman who lives in Utah and voted for libertarian Gary Johnson in the 2012 election, told Breitbart News that based on people she has spoken with, there is more support for Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump than polls indicate. She said that many will not express their support publicly because of their businesses. She stated that every woman she knows who runs a business in the state is a Trump supporter.

Pence Crowd

Rep. Raul Labrador attended the rally for Pence. Though Rep. Jason Chaffetz was not present for the rally, he tweeted shortly after that he would vote for Trump.

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