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Tuesday, February 25th, 2020

We’re watching the tenth 2020 Democratic presidential debate. Join us!

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.

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One Comment

  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?

    # by Daniel Abbott :: February 25th, 2020 at 5:25 PM
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