Weather, Tech Issues Hamper Clinton Rally In Coral Springs

Oct 3, 2016

Bad weather and snafus dampened the mood of many supporters at Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton’s rally in Coral Springs on Friday.

Throngs of Clinton backers were turned away – in the rain – from the event after the Coral Springs Gymnasium reached its fire capacity of 2,400 people, though many had email confirmation from the Clinton campaign to attend the event. They were directed to an overflow area at the Coral Springs Center for the Arts. But many left the back-up venue after technical issues made it difficult to understand what the candidate was saying.

“The audio/video quality is terrible,” said Paul Kchao of Fort Lauderdale. “We cannot understand anything.”

Other supporters were wishing they’d arrived sooner.

“We had email confirmations and we were trying to be there live – but we didn’t make the cut,” said Lourdes Rivera of Coral Springs.

The Clinton campaign would not comment on how many email confirmations were sent for the event.