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DNC Increases Threshold for Participation Presidential Debate Appearances

As of Tuesday, only eight Democratic candidates "have received more than 2 percent of support in four early polls," according to Politico.

By NTK Staff | 05.29.2019 @9:06am
DNC Increases Threshold for Participation Presidential Debate Appearances

The Democratic National Committee (DNC) announced new criteria Tuesday for Democratic presidential candidates to participate in the third and fourth presidential debates.

Earlier this year, the DNC announced its criteria for eligibility for presidential debates, which included polling and fundraising thresholds.

In order to qualify for the debates, candidates had have 1 percent support in three separate polls and must have received contributions from 65,000 donors in at least 20 different states.

With over 20 Democrats now seeking the party’s nomination, the DNC has increased these thresholds in an attempt to whittle down the crowded field before the end of the year.

Politico reported that Democratic presidential candidates “will have to hit 2 percent in four qualifying polls” and must received donations from 130,000 individual donors to participate in the third debate, scheduled for mid-September, and the fourth debate, which will take place in October.

As of Tuesday, only eight Democratic candidates “have received more than 2 percent of support in four early polls,” according to Politico: “Former Vice President Joe Biden, Sens. Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren, Kamala Harris, Amy Klobuchar, and Cory Booker, Mayor Pete Buttigieg of South Bend, Ind., and former Rep. Beto O’Rourke of Texas.”

Just four of these Democratic candidates, Sanders, Buttigieg, Harris, and Warren, have publicly announced they surpassed 130,000 donors.

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