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
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
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:
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