More than one in five people who registered for President Donald Trumps “Keep America Great” campaign rally in Dallas on Oct. 17 were Democrats, according to Trumps campaign manager Brad Parscale.
Parscale, whose forte is data analysis, has posted breakdowns of data collected from the registrations from the past several rallies.
“Incredible data from last nights Dallas rally,” he wrote in an Oct. 18 tweet.
The data revealed that nearly 54,000 voters signed up for the event, with almost one in eight (12 percent) who didnt vote in the last four elections and more than one in five (21.4 percent) who identified as Democrats. Eleven percent of the registrants were Hispanic.
“These are winning numbers that will help win #FourMoreYears for @realDonaldTrump!” Parscale wrote. “We continue to outperform 2016.”
Trump carried the state of Texas in 2016 with almost 4.7 million votes, compared to the less than 3.9 million garnered by his Democrat opponent, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.
Trump rallies are the most tangible demonstration of support for the president. The American Airlines Center was filled to capacity (some 20,000 people) with tens of thousands more gathered outside to watch the rally on a large screen. People had been lining up more than 24 hours before the rally started, campaign spokeswoman Kayleigh McEnany documented in a video posted on Twitter on Oct. 16.
“This rally is amazing. Like, I have never seen anything like this before,” comedian Terrence Williams told Right Side Broadcasting Network.
Williams has been a bit of celebrity among Trump supporters for voicing conservative views on his YouTube channel, often eating fried chicken or slurping soda while offering humorous political or social commentary. This was the first time for him to attend a Trump rally.
“I mean, the energy is unbelievable,” he said. “Everybody is friendly.
“I was told that people at the Trump rallies are dangerous, but Ive been getting hugs all day. So the media have been lying. This is awesome.”
The relatively high percentage of Democrats among those signing up for the rally seems to be a continuation of a trend.