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Donald Trump vs. Hillary Clinton Cedar Rapids Rallies: Which Had Greater Numbers?

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Did Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton have greater numbers at their Cedar Rapids Rally? (Getty)

A big source of controversy lately has been centered around the number of people who attend Donald Trump’s rallies versus the number of people who attend Hillary Clinton’s. In fact, some people believe that Trump’s rallies are historically underreported and don’t show good crowd shots. Both presidential candidates held rallies today in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Trump’s was in the evening and Clinton’s was in the afternoon. Secret Service shared numbers for both rallies. Which one had greater numbers?

Donald Trump won the Cedar Rapids rally showdown. Secret Service estimated that more than 5,000 attended his Friday evening rally, while Secret Service estimated that Clinton’s rally was attended by 2,098.

Here’s what you need to know.


More Than 5,000 Attended Trump’s Rally, Which Ended with a Fireworks Display

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Fireworks conclude a rally by Republican Presidential candidate Donald J. Trump at the McGrath Amphitheater on October 28, 2016 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. (Getty)

More than 5,000 people attended Trump’s rally, according to a report that the Secret Service shared with the DM Register.

Trump went all out for this rally, which took place at the McGrath Amphitheatre. The theater has a capacity limit of 6,000, according to Venue Works, and has been the location of many outdoor concerts. Trump ended the rally with a fireworks display that delighted his supporters.

Here are some posts about Trump’s rally:


More Than 2,000 Attended Clinton’s Rally, Which Focused on Women Voters

CEDAR RAPIDS, IA - OCTOBER 28: Democratic presidential nominee former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton speaks during a campaign rally on October 28, 2016 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. With less than two weeks to go until election day, Hillary Clinton is campaigning in Iowa. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton speaks during a campaign rally on October 28, 2016 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. (Getty)

Meanwhile, Secret Service estimated that a little over 2,000 people attended Clinton’s rally that afternoon.

The rally focused on getting women to vote early and featured three women political leaders as speakers, in addition to Clinton. The rally took place at NewBo City Market. Interestingly, Secret Service said via the campaign that 2,098 people attended, but Brown Paper Tickets lists the capacity of NewBo City Market as being 1,000.

The Cedar Rapids Convention Bureau lists the capacity of the McGrath Amphitheatre as being 5,000, less than the listing Venue Works has. But it also has a lower capacity listed for NewBo City Market, ranging from 500 to 200 depending the location at the market. You can see more details on both locations in the 2015 Cedar Rapids Convention Bureau guidebook, page 25, here. It’s unclear if the NewBo listing is only talking about indoor spaces rather than the outdoor venue.

Here are some posts about Hillary’s rally:

What do you think about the attendance numbers at both rallies? Let us know in the comments below.

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16 comments

    • HAHA, yea CrooKilary had a few Hundred, like usual, in a Market, no less!! Trump has Tens of Thousands at his rallies, no wonder, the ppl who have any commonsense and aren’t Criminals and Crooks, stay AWAY from CROOKILARY and go for a Real American ,, TRUMP!!
      !!

  1. I think, you’re being generous at 800 maybe five to six hundred people there !! .

    What is this ! meanwhile the Secret Service estimated a little over 2,000 people attended !! .

    No way !! .

    From that squeezed photo of everybody together at Clinton rally .

    No way there’s two thousand people there.

    My head count was 600 !!

  2. I think the numbers are probably accurate. The “VIPs” had to be crossed off a list, and the rest of us in line were given tickets to drop in a box at security which were probably counted after the event. It is a little hard to compare a daytime event for women on a weekday vs. a nighttime event on a Friday night, though. It was a school day, and the event went to 3pm, I had to leave early to get home for my kids getting off the bus. It would have been a lot easier to find a babysitter for a Friday night and go with my husband to an evening rally. And the announcement about the Hillary Clinton event came just days prior, many people were not able to make arrangements to take off work at such late notice. Not many people had to take off work to go to a rally that started after 9pm.

    • “The rally took place at NewBo City Market. Interestingly, Secret Service said via the campaign that 2,098 people attended, but Brown Paper Tickets lists the capacity of NewBo City Market as being 1,000.”

      The others must have been hidden on Huma Abedin’s computer.

  3. “The rally took place at NewBo City Market. Interestingly, Secret Service said via the campaign that 2,098 people attended, but Brown Paper Tickets lists the capacity of NewBo City Market as being 1,000.”

    The others must have been hidden on Huma Abedin’s computer.

  4. Who really cares? Found out where the Super Delegate voter was? The retired school teacher’s one vote swings the state. That’s why the election is being called rigged. Why does one person that does not represent the people of Iowa get to decide the states majority?

    • Legally !! I’m not sure ?

      That a retired school teacher !

      Is a one vote swing state !!

      Making, that decision for the majority in the Iowa ! .
      (One) ; you’re sure to have a biased opinion every time !!

      As each American holds part of the debt !!

      And dedt, is the national debt of the United States ! .

      Its, almost unlikely that that person would have that legal authority to make that decision .
      Because ,and due to the biased, (odds of the biases 100 out of 100), because you cannot have a fair decision in (1 vote party) !!

      Even on a constitutional standing or a state constitutional standing !!

      I don’t think that could be legal whatsoever !!

      But ! If I had ,the opportunity to file a constitutional filing, within that state I would do so ! .

      Because it’s Maybe unconstitutional !!

      With the state constitutional laws .

      I, also believe ,that it may be considered a dictatorship within the state.

      But ,if you feel that strongly about it, nothing can be done, until someone moves forward in that state !!

      Protect your rights!

      A retired school teacher can be either , a Democrat ,or a Republican,or an independent,or a Catholic, or Christian,or a Muslim, and all have different beliefs !!

      Your school teacher may not take the national debt as a high priority !!

      may not take these things into consideration when they vote !!

      (sources say ) ; A constitutional filing must be filed in federal court.

      ( government officials say) ; That a fee waiver can be presented to a federal court

      (Sources say) ; Get some people together and move forward with it !!

  5. I’ve lived in Detroit, and worked at three union jobs. When we were forced to pay extra to the AFL-CIO to help the UAW strike fund, the newspaper said, “Extra dues is optional”. When I went to union office to not pay extra, they told me “There’s the street, you are fired”. Showed them newspaper, he said, “WE tell the news whatever the “F” we want and they print it! Pay up or get out!”. Go to a union meeting and say one word they do not like, “Master at arms” throw that s.o.b. out!”. Nothing but the Mafia “Gone legit”.

  6. Of course there are less people at Clinton’s rallies. Her supporters HAVE JOBS! Unlike the Trumpkins who are poor, white, & uneducated.