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SC presence felt at DNC in Charlotte

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The Democratic National Convention is held in downtown Charlotte. (Sept. 4, 2012/FOX Carolina) The Democratic National Convention is held in downtown Charlotte. (Sept. 4, 2012/FOX Carolina)
Haley speaks at a GOP event in Charlotte. (Sept. 4, 2012/FOX Carolina) Haley speaks at a GOP event in Charlotte. (Sept. 4, 2012/FOX Carolina)
CHARLOTTE, NC (AP/FOX Carolina) -

Tens of thousands of visitors descended on the Queen City on Tuesday for the start of the Democratic National Convention, including a large number from South Carolina.

Sixty-eight delegates from South Carolina were sent to the convention, including 10 from the Upstate.

"We've been doing voter registration and everything it takes to make an election successful," said Diane Anderson, a delegate from Clinton.

Additionally, Rep. Jim Clyburn, D-SC 6th District, will take the stage Thursday night as the only South Carolinian scheduled to speak at the convention. Clyburn is the third highest ranking democrat in the House.

Besides delegates and politicians, law enforcement officers from South Carolina and northeast Georgia are helping out in Charlotte.

The Greenville County Sheriff's Office sent 20 deputies to help with security, the State Law Enforcement Division said they sent a number of agents as well.

From northeast Georgia, four Clayton County deputies have also gained some notoriety directing traffic in Uptown Charlotte for their dancing skills. Watch the dancing deputies here.

Beyond the democratic delegates, several well known Republicans were in town as a part of the GOP Rapid Response team, including South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley and U.S. Rep. Tim Scott, R-SC 1st District.

Haley, Scott crash Democratic National Convention

Haley and Scott have crashed the Democratic convention to tell people why they shouldn't re-elect Pres. Barack Obama.

The Republicans came to Charlotte on Tuesday for a news conference with a group called "Obama Isn't Working."

Scott pounced on a remark from Obama two years ago where the president said he would give himself an incomplete grade because the economy hasn't fully rebounded.

Scott says he flunked out of ninth grade and he knows an "incomplete" is really just a way to hide a failing grade. Scott credits a mentor with turning his life around after his academic troubles.

Haley says women care about more than just contraceptives and should vote for Republican nominee Mitt Romney because he has a better economic plan.

Copyright 2012 FOX Carolina (Meredith Corporation). All rights reserved. The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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