This grid analyzes the Party Platform documents for the Democratic and Republican party released every four years since 1840. These documents lay out the principal goals of the party. This analysis looks at new words added to the platform document over the years.
For example the first time the word ‘communist’ appeared in the Deomocratic platform document was in 1948, it had never appeared in previous versions of the document.
The two columns show the top 10 ‘new’ words found in that year's platform as well as the top 10 repeated words regardless if they are new or not. There is also a percentage showing how much of that year’s platform is composed of new words. A link is also provided if you want to read the document.
The platform documents are normally very verbose, dense and boring. I was hoping this view of them slices out what was the new concern for that year’s platform and candidate.
Make sure everyone you know is registered to vote this fall...and then vote against Donald Trump.