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Politics Democrats release new debate qualification thresholds

02:00  18 january  2020
02:00  18 january  2020 Source:   cbsnews.com

After Steyer surges in two polls, Democratic debate likely to feature 6 candidates

  After Steyer surges in two polls, Democratic debate likely to feature 6 candidates Six candidates, all of whom are white, are likely to face off in Tuesday's Democratic primary debate after Tom Steyer got two polls with double digital support Thursday. By getting 12% support among Democratic caucus-goers in a Fox News Nevada poll and 15% support among Democratic primary voters in a Fox News South Carolina poll, the California billionaire businessman hit the early state polling threshold with just a day to spare, according to ABC News’ analysis.

The requirements from debate to debate have been heavily scrutinized by candidates and party The stepped-up thresholds will likely eliminate some from the stage, even as the field continues to 12, a week before the debate . To be considered, polls must be released by approved pollsters between Oct.

The debates scheduled to take place in the first four primary/caucus states (Iowa, New Hampshire The polling threshold was determined using only the published top-line result (whether or not it was a A memo released by the DNC on August 5 indicated that the qualification period for the fourth

The Democratic National Committee on Friday released the qualifications for the Democratic Presidential debate on February 7 in Manchester, New Hampshire ahead of the state's Democratic presidential primary February 11. And instead of just meeting a polling and donor threshold as required for previous debates, candidates now have an alternate way to participate.

Joe Biden, Bernie Sanders looking at a laptop: Democratic Presidential Candidates Participate In Presidential Primary Debate In Des Moines, Iowa © Scott Olson / Getty Images Democratic Presidential Candidates Participate In Presidential Primary Debate In Des Moines, Iowa

Presidential hopefuls seeking to take part in the debate will be able to qualify by meeting a "Delegate Threshold." To do so, they must have been allocated at least one pledged delegate to the Democratic National Convention based on the results of the Iowa caucuses on February 3. Those results are determined and reported by the Iowa Democratic Party.

Yang and Booker complain about missing 'all-white' Iowa debate stage

  Yang and Booker complain about missing 'all-white' Iowa debate stage Andrew Yang and Cory Booker are irate with the Democratic Party after the pair failed to qualify for next week's final debate before the Iowa caucuses.The absence of Yang, 44, who made the stage last month in Los Angeles, means the cast of qualifying presidential candidates — Joe Biden, Pete Buttigieg, Amy Klobuchar, Bernie Sanders, Tom Steyer, and Elizabeth Warren — will take part in the first "all-white" debate of the 2020 primary.

“The new 130,000-donor debate threshold is designed to cut candidates like me from the running,” Mr. Castro wrote in an email to supporters days after the new debate qualification criteria were released . “But let me make one thing perfectly clear: I have never accepted defeat without a fight — and I have

Michael Bennet slams DNC over debate qualification rules: Process is ‘stifling debate ’. To make the stage in Houston, a candidate must meet a 2% polling threshold and have 130,000 unique donors Kamala Harris, New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker, Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar, former Texas Rep.

The other way to qualify is to meet polling and donor thresholds similar to the ones used for the January 14, 2020 debate in Des Moines, Iowa. To qualify using this threshold, candidates must meet 5 percent in four national or state polls out of New Hampshire, South Carolina or Nevada, or 7 percent polling in two state polls from the list of qualified polls.  Polls must be released between December 13, 2019 and 11:59pm Eastern Time on February 6, 2020.

Candidates must also demonstrate that they have received contributions from 225,000 unique donors, including 1,000 unique donors per state in at least 20 states, U.S. territories, or the District of Columbia. Donations must also be received by 11:59pm Eastern Time on February 6.

Next debate stage will be the smallest, whitest one yet

  Next debate stage will be the smallest, whitest one yet Six candidates were invited to next week's debate, one fewer than in December.The candidates invited (in alphabetical order): former Vice President Joe Biden, former South Bend (Ind.) Mayor Pete Buttigieg, Sen. Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota, Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont, businessman Tom Steyer and Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts.

There are so many Democratic presidential candidates and debates that it can be hard to keep track of who’s in and who’s out. So we’re keeping track for you. The D.N.C. has not yet released its requirements for the following three debates , all of which will take place in February.

Eight candidates have already met both qualification thresholds and are guaranteed a spot They are: Former Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. Senator Cory Booker of New Jersey. The qualification rules do not require enduring support. Even a small post- debate surge could push a 1

Based on these criteria, all six Democratic presidential hopefuls who participated in the most recent debate in Iowa have already qualified for the New Hampshire debate. They include Joe Biden, Pete Buttigieg, Amy Klobuchar, Bernie Sanders, Tom Steyer and Elizabeth Warren. 

Mike Bloomberg has met the polling threshold but will not seek donations and is not currently competing in Iowa. Andrew Yang has the required donor threshold and would just need polling or to qualify by receiving a delegate in Iowa. 

The New Hampshire Primary debate will air on ABC in partnership with WMUR-TV and Apple News on February 7. Moderators will be announced at a later date.

The DNC previously also announced Democratic presidential debates in Nevada on February 19 and South Carolina on February 29 ahead of those states' respective democratic presidential contests. Thresholds to qualify for those two debates have not yet been released.

New criteria announced for New Hampshire debate .
The Democratic National Committee on Friday announced two pathways to qualifying for the next presidential primary debate in New Hampshire on Feb. 7, but they are unlikely to winnow the field of candidates any further. © Justin Sullivan/Getty Images Democratic presidential candidates participate in the PBS NewsHour and POLITICO hosted primary debate in December. Candidates can qualify through one of two ways: hitting roughly the same polling and donor marks set for the January debate, or winning at least one pledged delegate to the Democratic National Convention out of the Iowa caucuses on Feb. 3.

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