Donald Trump Performed Worse With Voters in Counties Where He Held Large Rallies

President Donald Trump performed worse among voters in counties where he held large rallies during the last two weeks of his 2020 election campaign.

Trump held a total of 30 large rallies across the country during the last two weeks of his campaign. According to a November 29 analysis from NBC News' Meet the Press, the president underperformed in 25 of the 30 counties he visited when compared to the results of the 2016 election.

Of those 25 counties, Trump either won by a smaller percentage than in 2016 or flipped the area in favor of his Democrat opponent Joe Biden.

Trump held five rallies in the last two weeks of his campaign in Michigan, which flipped for Biden in 2020. In all five of those counties, the president's 2020 margins were worse than those in 2016.

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President Donald Trump speaks during a rally on November 3, in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Trump held five rallies in the last two weeks of his campaign in Michigan. In all five of those counties, the president's 2020 margins were worse than those in 2016. Photo by Kamil Krzaczynski/Getty Images

Trump held a rally in Ingham County on October 27. Election results revealed that he did 5.5 percent worse in the county compared to 2016. Biden won the country by over 32 points.

Although Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton won the county in the 2016 election, Trump only lost by 27 points that year, according to data from Politico.

Trump also held a rally in Oakland County on October 30. He lost the county by 14 points this year, 6 points worse than in 2016. Biden won this county as well, although it also voted Democrat in 2016.

On November 2, the president held a rally in Grand Traverse County. Trump won the county, as he did in 2016, but by a slim margin of 3 points. In 2016, he won Grand Traverse by 12 points.

In Pennsylvania, which also flipped for Biden in 2020, Trump held seven rallies and the same pattern emerged, according to NBC News.

On October 20, Trump visited Erie county, one of the major swing counties in the state. According to Politico's data, Trump narrowly won the county in 2016 by 2 points, but lost to Biden in 2020 by one point.

Trump also held rallies in Lancaster County on October 26 and Lackawanna County on November 2. The president performed 3 points and 5 points worse, respectively, in the counties.

Trump visited Florida four times in the last two weeks leading up to election day. According to NBC News, the president performed worse or nearly the same in the majority of the counties visited.

However, in Miami-Dade County, which he visited on the day before the election, Trump saw a 21.7 point increase in votes compared to 2016. Dante Chinni, NBC News analyst, said that Miami-Dade was the "exception" to the overall trend in votes across the U.S.

The president's son, Eric Trump, since claimed that the turnout at his rallies was proof that the election was "rigged."

Biden couldn’t get 10 people to a rally & went days without leaving his house. @realDonaldTrump received 11 million more votes than 2016, nearly doubled African American support - this was every stop, multiple times a day. This election was rigged from the beginning.

— Eric Trump (@EricTrump) November 16, 2020

However, Chinni noted that the large crowds at Trump's rallies could have raised concerns for those not in attendance, encouraging more people to oppose the president as the COVID-19 cases surged across the country.

Although Biden was declared the winner of the 2020 presidential election on November 7, Trump has yet to concede. Instead, the president and his re-election campaign have filed multiple lawsuits claiming voter fraud and irregularities contributed to Biden's victory.

Trump's campaign didn't respond to Newsweek's request for comment in time for publication.