Comparing the numbers discussed at the Republican National Convention and the Democratic National Convention.
The country’s two leading political parties held their national conventions back-to-back in two states that are up for grabs. In the weeks leading up to election day, the two events will be compared and contrasted, and relentlessly analyzed. Speeches will be pitted against each other to determine which was the best, facts will be checked to determine which party’s nose grows longer. But before the events are dissected, VOXXI takes a quick look at the numbers and the differences and similarities between the two gatherings.
These are the first political conventions held in Tampa, Fla., and Charlotte, N.C., but it is the third time the Republican Party held a convention in Florida. Another first—and an important one, at that—came with Julian Castro, the mayor of San Antonio, Texas, who became the first Latino keynote speaker at a Democratic National Convention.