What Actually Happens at the Conventions (And Why You Should Care)

An explainer for...literally everyone, because don't pretend like you remember what the point of a presidential convention is.

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The Republican and Democratic National Conventions are just around the corner—but what do they actually mean for the 2016 election again? Is there any political-process-y stuff happening we're supposed to know about, or is it all just cheerleading and speech-giving and running-mate-announcing?

On the brink of a convention that could, for the first time in decades, change the game (more on that in the video), we figured it's time for a little refresher. Watch here:

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