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North Dakota Muddles Delegate Math Further

Republican presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) pictured campaigning in Wisconsin. His campaign has claimed victory in North Dakota, but the delegate math is more complicated. (Scott Olson/Getty Images)
Republican presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) pictured campaigning in Wisconsin. His campaign has claimed victory in North Dakota, but the delegate math is more complicated. (Scott Olson/Getty Images)

North Dakota Republicans chose 25 delegates on Sunday to send to the party’s National Convention, but none of them are bound to a presidential candidate.

Ted Cruz’s campaign claimed 18 supporters among the 25 elected delegates, but those 18 aren’t actually required to vote for him.

NPR’s Ron Elving talks with Here & Now’s Robin Young about the updated delegate math, as well as Donald Trump’s rough week with women that culminated in a Saturday Night Live sketch and a Maureen Dowd column this weekend.

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