So it has been awhile since we have had any primary voting (two weeks ago in Arizona and Utah). On the GOP side, Donald J. Trump is in the lead with 739 delegates. Hot on his tail is Texas Senator Ted Cruz with 463 delegates. The magic number for Republicans is 1237 delegates with 943 of them still up for grabs.
If no one gets to the magic number, the possibility of a brokered convention comes into play. That basically means the Republican party wins and "the establishment" can pick whoever they want to the the nominee. This Wisconsin primary is 42 delegates, winner-take-all. If the Donald wants to lock up the 1237, he will have to oust Cruz in Wisconsin, which is looking tough because at this point Cruz is slightly ahead in the polls.
On the Democratic side, Hilary remains well-ahead of "The Bern" with 1,712 delegates and only needs roughly 600 more to get the nomination. The super delegates have been helping her out quite a bit. The Bern is likely to take the pledged delegates from Wisconsin and has been ahead by up to eight points in the polling. However, keep in mind Hilary could still end up with more delegates even if he ends up winning the state because it is likely that the super delegates will mostly go to her.
By Spencer Roush