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How does the Iowa Democratic Caucus work? Watch and learn with Legos

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Posted at 4:06 PM, Jan 31, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-31 18:06:56-05

Much of the nation is focused on Iowa ahead of Monday’s caucuses, which will be the first electoral event of the 2016 presidential election. The caucus, while probably familiar to Utahns in many ways, doesn’t function the same as a primary race in many states, so Vermont Public Radio recently took a stab at explaining the caucus system in Iowa in simple terms, and they turned to Lego figurines to make their point.

The last major poll before the caucus showed Donald Trump leading the GOP field at 5 points ahead of Ted Cruz, while Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders are in a statistical tie.