RNC’s Ronna McDaniel: 45% of Signups for Trump’s AZ Rally Did Not Vote in 2016, 24% Not Republicans

GOODYEAR, ARIZONA - OCTOBER 28: U.S. President Donald Trump addresses thousands of supporters during a campaign rally at Phoenix Goodyear Airport October 28, 2020 in Goodyear, Arizona. With less than a week until Election Day, Trump and his opponent, Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden, are campaigning across the country. (Photo …
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Forty-five percent of the people who signed up to attend President Donald Trump’s rally in Bullhead City, Arizona, did not vote in 2016, and nearly a quarter of were not registered Republicans, Republican National Committee (RNC) chairwoman Ronna McDaniel announced Wednesday.

Trump held two rallies in battleground Arizona on Wednesday — in Bullhead City and Goodyear. According to McDaniel, a large percentage of those who signed up for the Bullhead City rally did not vote four years ago, and 24 percent were “NOT Republican,” the chairwoman announced, thanking the “thousands of supporters who turned out”:

McDaniel also provided similar data for the Goodyear rally, which saw 17,251 signups. Over one-third, or 35.7 percent, did not vote in 2016, and 19.5 percent were not Republicans:

The number of RSVPs does not reflect the final number of rally attendees.

Trump has continued to draw massive crowds in the final stretch of the presidential race. The Arizona Republic described “thousands” in attendance at Trump’s rally in Bullhead City:

Former Vice President Joe Biden, Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA), and their surrogates have failed to draw the crowds frequently seen at Trump’s hangar events, though Biden has defended his campaign’s small events, stating that they “don’t want to become superspreaders” of the Chinese coronavirus.

As Breitbart News reported, Biden’s running mate, Harris, held a drive-in rally in Tucson, Arizona, on Wednesday and drew “approximately 100 cars,” according to at least one outlet:

Thursday’s RealClearPolitics average showed Biden leading in the Grand Canyon State by 1.3 percent.

With five days until the election, Arizona Democrats have returned more ballots than Republicans — 787,173 to the GOP’s 704,549 — according to the state’s most recent data at the time of this publication. The U.S. Elections Project notes that Arizona “does not distinguish between mail ballots returned and in-person votes.”

Nearly 2 million people statewide have cast their ballots.


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