Statistically Speaking

The past two weeks saw national politics take the forefront of news coverage, with the Republican and Democratic National Conventions being held to officially select the parties’ candidates for President of the United States. Here are some statistics about this year’s party nomination conventions:

5,556: The number of delegates at the Democratic National Convention.

2,012,380: The number of views Clint Eastwood’s speech received on the gopconvention2012 official YouTube channel.

15,000: The number of members of the media estimated to have been in attendance of the Republican National Convention.

65,000: The number of people who obtained credentials to hear Obama’s acceptance speech.

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