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Obama acceptance speech moved indoors

Due to thunderstorm threats, the Democratic National Convention will move President Obama's presidential nomination acceptance speech and the rest of Thursday's events indoors. NBC's Tracie Potts reports.

First Read has confirmed that Democrats are moving their convention -- including President Obama's acceptance speech -- indoors for Thursday night at the Time Warner Cable Arena.

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Thursday's events had originally been scheduled to take place at Bank of America Stadium, where the Carolina Panthers play football.

"Due to weather," an Obama campaign official says of the venue change.

And according to a press release, convention planners are specifically citing thunderstorms. 

“We have been monitoring weather forecasts closely and several reports predict thunderstorms in the area, therefore we have decided to move Thursday’s proceedings to Time Warner Cable Arena to ensure the safety and security of our delegates and convention guests,” said DNCC CEO Steve Kerrigan in a release.

First lady Michelle Obama delivers an impassioned plea to women and disillusioned Democrats that her husband is still the same man he was four years ago. NBC's Chuck Todd reports.

"The energy and enthusiasm for our convention in Charlotte has been overwhelming and we share the disappointment of over 65,000 people who signed up for community credentials to be there with the president in person. We encourage our community credential holders and Americans across the country to continue to come together with their friends and neighbors to watch and participate in history. The president will speak to these credential holders on a national conference call tomorrow afternoon, and we will work with the campaign to ensure that those unable to attend tomorrow’s event will be invited to see the president between now and Election Day.”

David Goldman / AP

Democrats gather in Charlotte, N.C., to officially nominate President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden as the party's candidates for the 2012 presidential election.