“ABC News, in partnership with Univision, will host the third Democratic presidential debate in September, the Democratic National Committee announced Wednesday, saying it was raising both the polling and fundraising bars for candidates to qualify,” Politico reports.
“The debate is set for Sept. 12 and could extend to a second night, Sept. 13, if enough candidates meet the threshold to participate.”
“But it will be more difficult for the nearly two dozen 2020 Democratic hopefuls to make the stage. Unlike the first and second rounds of debates, when candidates must cross either a donor or polling threshold to qualify, candidates will need to surpass both bars to make the stage for the third and fourth debates. For the September event, candidates will have to hit 2 percent in four qualifying polls, versus 1 percent in three polls for the first debates, and they will need 130,000 individual donors, up from 65,000.”
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