President-Elect Donald Trump will hold a rally in Hershey, Pennsylvania next week.
This comes in the middle of the president-elect’s “USA Thank You Tour,” a series of rallies being held in swing states that helped Donald Trump defeat Hillary Clinton on November 8th. His previous events were held in Ohio, North Carolina, and Michigan.
Here’s everything you need to know about Donald Trump’s Hershey rally:
DATE: Thursday, December 15th
LOCATION: Giant Arena (550 Hersheypark Drive, Hershey, PA 17033)
TIME: Doors open at 4:00 p.m. Eastern Time. The event is scheduled to begin at 7:00 p.m. Eastern Time. (However, Trump traditionally arrives at least a half hour later than originally planned.)
HOW TO GET TICKETS: Tickets for the rally can be reserved on the Donald Trump official website. They are free and are available on a first come first serve basis, but you can only reserve two per order. You’ll have to enter a mobile phone number, as a confirmation will be sent to your device.
For those who can’t attend the rally, it can also be watched live in its entirety on YouTube.
Pennsylvania was a state that almost nobody predicted Donald Trump would win on November 8th. It was considered to be a part of Hillary Clinton’s “blue wall,” a group of states that were so firmly in the Democratic camp that they gave Trump little chance of reaching 270 Electoral College votes. And from July until November, there was not a single major poll that showed Donald Trump in the lead in Pennsylvania. Real Clear Politics’ Pennsylvania polling average on the day of the election had Hillary Clinton up by 2.1 points.
But in the end, Donald Trump won Pennsylvania with 48.6 percent of the vote compared to Hillary Clinton’s 47.9 percent. By the time Pennsylvania was called on election night, it was already looking like Trump would likely win, but Pennsylvania going red served as the final confirmation that Clinton’s chances were completely dead.
Donald Trump’s “thank you” rallies have so far been similar to those he held throughout the campaign. They have been perhaps a bit more subdued than the ones before the Election Day, but the overall goal has remained the same, and Trump seems more interested in pleasing his most fervent supporters than in reaching out to those who did not vote for him.