Trump supporters wait almost 24 hours for rally

Trump supporters brave low temps to ensure their seat at the rally in Prescott.

PRESCOTT VALLEY, Ariz. - Much of Yavapai County was a buzz for Tuesday’s rally. Some of Donald Trump's supports even camped out overnight, facing temperatures in the low 40s.

"My grandma, she was one who, like really got me into politics,” said Alyssa Newington. At only 14 years old, she takes this election very seriously.

“Donald Trump is really responsible, and he gets things done,” she said, “and he'll be a great president."

She'll have to wait until the next presidential election to cast her ballot. Either way, she was among the hundreds of people who got in line early for Tuesday's rally.

Some set up the night before.

"I told her to stay out all night,” Jill Fisher said referring to her friend who sat next to her.

Fisher is proud of herself for camping out overnight. She said she didn't sleep a wink but that it was all worth it.

"It's fun. And we were told at the office here, even though we have a ticket, it doesn't guarantee you'll get in to see him," she said.

Supporters from all over made this event their priority -- like a Marine veteran from Seattle and one man who created his own group of Trump supporters after he said he was assaulted at a previous rally.

"In the April rally in Costa Mesa, California I was wearing my 'Make America Great Again' hat trying to leave, and I was attacked by a group of protestors turned rioters,” said Cole Bartiromo, founder of Assault Victims 4 Trump. “We're united. We're not going to be intimidated by criminals, attacking, assaulting."

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