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Elections Podcast: Kasich And Cruz Are Scheming

John Kasich and Ted Cruz are openly coordinating their campaign strategies to stop Donald Trump from reaching the 1,237 delegates he needs to clinch the GOP nomination before the convention. In this episode of FiveThirtyEight’s elections podcast, the crew discusses whether the two underdogs’ new strategy will work and force a contested convention. Then, Clare Malone tells the story of Pennsylvania’s delegate loophole primary from the ground. Plus, Nate Silver talks about his own primary vote.


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Jody Avirgan hosts and produces podcasts for FiveThirtyEight.

Nate Silver is the founder and editor in chief of FiveThirtyEight.

Harry Enten was a senior political writer and analyst for FiveThirtyEight.

Clare Malone is a former senior political writer for FiveThirtyEight.