This week on The Ticket 2016: Everything you wanted to know about how the presidential primary delegate system works … but were afraid to ask. We look at the number needed to win a party nomination, how different states dole them out and everything in between.

And with the first votes of 2016 about to be cast, hosts Jay Root and Ben Philpott will revisit their dissection last summer of the Donald Trump campaign on Stump Interrupted. 

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