Thursday, September 04, 2008

Who's at the Convention, Republican Edition

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What seems like years ago, but was only a little over a week, I wrote a post on the demographics of the attendee make-up at the Democratic convention. I have tried to find comparable number for the GOP convention. 

In Denver, almost a quarter of the attendees were black. Hispanics were not broken out by race, but surely, the number of people of colour is higher than the number cited by USA Today as "black."

And on to St. Paul. There are 2,380 delegates. Want to guess how many are black? 

Drum roll: 36. 

By my calculator, that's like 1.5%, although I've been known to put the decimal in the wrong place.