Data Points: Black Delegates at the National Conventions

The number of black delegates at the RNC has dropped significantly since 2004.

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1.5%: Black representation among delegates at the Republican National Convention in 2008

6.7%: ...in 2004

36: Number of black delegates at the RNC in 2008

167: ...in 2004

24.3%: Black representation among delegates at the Democratic National Convention in 2008

1,079: Number of black delegates at the DNC

Source: The Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies