The PBS/Politico Democratic presidential debate
The December 2019 PBS/Politico Democratic presidential debate

Good evening, and wel­come to NPI’s live cov­er­age of the tenth Demo­c­ra­t­ic pres­i­den­tial debate of the 2020 cycle.

NPI staff are watch­ing and shar­ing impres­sions of the debate as it pro­gress­es, which will take place over the course of sev­er­al hours in South Carolina.

CBS is the media part­ner for this DNC-sanc­tioned debate, the last debate before the South Car­oli­na Demo­c­ra­t­ic pri­ma­ry and Super Tues­day contests.

You can tune in by watch­ing any CBS affil­i­ate or by watch­ing the CBS livestream.

Here’s a primer on the qual­i­fi­ca­tion thresh­olds:

Can­di­dates could either qual­i­fy for the debate by meet­ing a del­e­gate thresh­old or meet­ing a polling thresh­old. To meet the del­e­gate thresh­old, can­di­dates need to win at least one pledged del­e­gate to the Demo­c­ra­t­ic Nation­al Con­ven­tion from either the Iowa cau­cus­es, the New Hamp­shire pri­ma­ry or the Neva­da cau­cus­es. To meet the polling thresh­old for the debate, can­di­dates need­ed to meet the four-poll thresh­old or the ear­ly state polling thresh­old. For the four-poll thresh­old, can­di­dates need­ed to receive 10% or more sup­port in at least four nation­al or sin­gle-state polls of South Car­oli­na. To meet the ear­ly state polling thresh­old, can­di­dates need­ed to receive 12% or more sup­port in two sin­gle-state polls in South Carolina.

Tonight’s line­up of sev­en can­di­dates is the sec­ond to fea­ture Michael Bloomberg.

  • For­mer May­or Pete Buttigieg of South Bend, Indiana
  • U.S. Sen­a­tor Bernie Sanders vof Vermont
  • U.S. Sen­a­tor Eliz­a­beth War­ren of Massachusetts
  • For­mer Vice Pres­i­dent Joe Biden
  • U.S. Sen­a­tor Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota
  • Bil­lion­aire (and for­mer New York May­or) Michael Bloomberg
  • Bil­lion­aire Tom Steyer

Our live cov­er­age begins below.

About the author

Andrew Villeneuve is the founder and executive director of the Northwest Progressive Institute, as well as the founder of NPI's sibling, the Northwest Progressive Foundation. He has worked to advance progressive causes for over two decades as a strategist, speaker, author, and organizer. Andrew is also a cybersecurity expert, a veteran facilitator, a delegate to the Washington State Democratic Central Committee, and a member of the Climate Reality Leadership Corps.

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  1. I want to know what the can­di­dates are going to do about Han­ford Nuclear Site in Wash­ing­ton State it is con­trolled by the government?

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