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Palin's visits to N.C.

Sarah Palin has drawn big crowds in North Carolina.

Below are crowd estimates from events held during the general election by the Republican vice presidential candidate.

In all, the crowd estimates total about 22,600, though some supporters may have been at more than one event.

Greenville: Palin spoke to a crowd of about 8,000 at East Carolina University on Oct. 7 then watched the second presidential debate with Pat McCrory and Sens. Elizabeth Dole and Richard Burr.

Elon: Palin spoke to around 2,000 people at Elon University on Oct. 16 then attended a private fundraiser in Greensboro.

Asheville: Palin addressed more than 7,600 people at a rally in the Asheville Civic Center on Oct. 26. Thousands more were turned away.

Raleigh: Palin spoke to more than 5,000 people at the Exposition Center at the State Fairgrounds on Nov. 1. (Note: WRAL estimated the crowd at 10,000. There was no official estimate.)

Related: John McCain's visits to North Carolina.

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