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JonLP24

(29,332 posts)
Tue Apr 30, 2019, 03:30 AM Apr 2019

Who's in the Democratic Debates, Who's in Danger of Missing Them



As you may have heard, the first Democratic presidential debate will be split across two nights, June 26 and 27, because there are so many candidates: 20 and counting.

What you may not have heard is that the debate qualifications are turning out to be relatively easy to meet — to the point that they may cause embarrassment for some Democrats.

First, let’s lay out the qualifications: A candidate either has to receive donations from 65,000 people (including 200 donors apiece in 20 states) or has to register 1 percent support in three polls. Only polls from a preset list of organizations are accepted, and candidates cannot count two polls from the same pollster in the same place.

https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2019/04/29/us/politics/democratic-primary-debates-2020.html
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Who's in the Democratic Debates, Who's in Danger of Missing Them (Original Post) JonLP24 Apr 2019 OP
The qualifications sound ok for the first few debates. JustABozoOnThisBus Apr 2019 #1
 

JustABozoOnThisBus

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1. The qualifications sound ok for the first few debates.
Tue Apr 30, 2019, 06:20 AM
Apr 2019

Once the initial caucuses (cauci?) and primaries are done, the bar should be much higher for subsequent debates, assuming there are any subsequent debates.

Hopefully by then, many candidates will "self-disqualify" and move to supporting stronger candidates

For now, let's hear from many candidates.

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