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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up yours

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 !!

RockyD

Yes, but for every visible head you counted there are 3-4 more deceased relatives that will vote for her.

HGH

Sad by True, DEMORATS always do that!! Look who their mentor is, CROOKILARY!!

gah

From the pictures of Clinton’s event, it looked more like 500 to 600, 800 tops.

HGH

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!!
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