Legos help explain how Iowa caucuses work.

Confused About the Iowa Caucuses? Watch Legos Explain the Process.

Confused About the Iowa Caucuses? Watch Legos Explain the Process.

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Jan. 31 2016 10:19 AM

Confused About the Iowa Caucuses? Watch Legos Explain the Process.

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Vermont Public Radio took on the challenge of explaining how Iowa caucuses work and tried to do it as easy to understand as possible, with the help of Legos. The entertaining two-minute video lays out the basics of the process and makes it clear why it’s important for all candidates to have knowledgeable supporters in each precinct.

If you want something more detailed, NPR put together an explainer on how the process works. It may be far less entertaining, but the guide clearly lays out the difference between the Republican and Democratic caucuses.

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Alternatively, you could hear what Iowans have to say about the caucuses, courtesy of Mashable.

Daniel Politi has been contributing to Slate since 2004 and wrote the Today’s Papers column from 2006 to 2009. Follow him on Twitter.