Republican National Convention Statistics, History and Facts (2021)



Here are a few of the most interesting Republican National Convention statistics and facts I was able to dig up in my internet travels. As always, be sure to check back in the future as I will be updating this post as new and updated stats become available.

Number of delegates to the Republican National Convention:

2,472 delegates


Number of alternate delegates at the Republican National Convention:

2,302


Number of delegates a candidate need to win the Republican Presidential nomination:

1,237 delegates


Location of the 2020 GOP National Convention:

Charlotte, NC


Percentage of a state’s delegates that can vote for whomever they want on the second ballot:

55%


Percentage of a state’s delegates that can vote for whomever they want on the third ballot:

85%


Year of first GOP National Convention:

1856


Location of first GOP National Convention:

Pittsburgh, PA


Presidential nominee at the first Republican National Convention:

Abraham Lincoln


Estimated number of media credentialed for the 2016 GOP National Convention:

15,000


Last time a Republican candidate was nominated after going to the convention without enough delegates to win the nomination outright:

1976 (Gerald Ford)


Estimated number of viewers for day 1 of the 2016 Republican Convention:

23 million people


Estimated number of viewers for day 2 of the 2016 Republican Convention:

19.8 million people


Estimated number of viewers for day 3 of the 2016 Republican Convention:

23.4 million people


Estimated number of viewers for day 4 of the 2016 Republican Convention:

32.2 million people


Estimated number of viewers for day 1 of the 2012 Republican Convention:

0 (It was canceled due to hurricane Isaac)


Estimated number of viewers for day 2 of the 2012 Republican Convention:

22.3 million people


Estimated number of viewers for day 3 of the 2012 Republican Convention:

21.9 million people


Estimated number of viewers for day 4 of the 2012 Republican Convention:

30.2 million people


Please note that some of these numbers are easier to find than others. These Republican National Convention stats are based on news reports and not official company tallies. No information contained on DMR should be relied upon to make investment decisions. Basically, this is the best I can find and I don’t guarantee anything to be 100%.