Ticket is when two candidates run together whereby a vote for one is a vote for both. In the US, the president and vice president run on a single ticket. The difference between a slate and a ticket is this: in a slate you pull the lever* (vote) for each candidate separately, even though they campaigned together. In a ticket you pull the lever once for both.
The idea of a Clinton-Biden ticket in 2016 surfaced when Matthews asked his panelists whether Clinton’s prospects for securing the Democratic nomination would be better once she left office, or as a part of the Obama administration.
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* "Pull the lever" refers to the act of voting. Voting machines used to have levers next to each candidate's name or next to each ticket and you would pull the lever to vote. A lever is a switch. Modern voting booths now have buttons to press, but the term "pull the lever" is still the term used by the media at election time. Here's a photo of an old voting machine http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Voting_mac ... achine.png