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    Democrats announce new criteria to qualify for Feb. 7 debate

    The Democratic National Committee on Friday announced its criteria for the first debate to be held after voting begins in the 2020 presidential campaign, including a new pathway to the stage based off delegate pledges.As they have before, qualifiers will need to meet polling and grassroots funding thresholds to participate in the Feb. 7 debate in Manchester, New Hampshire. But new for next month is a pathway centered around delegates: Based off the results of the lead-off Iowa caucuses, any candidate awarded at least one pledged delegate to the Democratic National Convention, as calculated by the Democratic Party, will be able to participate.
    Party officials are relying on the same polling and grassroots thresholds as for the January debate in Des Moines, Iowa: either receiving 5% in at least four national or early-state surveys approved by the party, or receiving 7% in two polls in early voting states. But for these calculations, only polls from New Hampshire, Nevada or South Carolina will be used, with the party saying it would rely on caucus results instead of polls to reflect a candidate's standing in Iowa.
    Polls must be released from Dec. 13 to Feb. 6, the day before the debate.
    In terms of fundraising, candidates must receive donations from at least 225,000 unique donors, with a minimum of 1,000 donors per state in at least 20 states.

    All six onstage in Des Moines appear to have met the polling and grassroots thresholds for next month's debate. Businessman Andrew Yang, who failed to qualify for Des Moines, has met some but not all of next month's requirements.

    More at: https://news.yahoo.com/democrats-ann...225125887.html
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    They should just be honest. Anyone but Tulsi Gabbard can be in the debate.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian4Liberty View Post
    They should just be honest. Anyone but Tulsi Gabbard can be in the debate.
    They will make sure she doesn't get any delegates:

    Amid hacking fears, key caucus states to use app for results

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    It's not easy to get even 1 delegate. The small precincts have high thresholds like 25%, the largest still 15%,
    and no Yang or Buttigieg is going to get that many. Klobuchar will get some because she's got support in Iowa.

    I reckon Yang and Steyer will drop out soon. Gabbard will seek the Green Party nomination.

    Then it will be: Biden, Sanders, Warren, Buttigieg, Klobuchar, Bloomberg.

    Klobuchar, Buttigieg, Bloomberg, Booker and Steyer will endorse Biden.

    Yang will endorse Sanders.

    Warren's camp will be absorbed into Sanders by April.

    Then the race will be Biden vs. Sanders. Biden will attempt to lure Warren into his his camp.
    Biden will have unlimited funds with Bloomberg contributing heavily.

    As of today I would venture Biden to take it over Sanders.
    Democrats see how much Trump wants Sanders to win - and how terrified he is of Biden.
    Last edited by Snowball; 01-19-2020 at 12:02 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian4Liberty View Post
    They should just be honest. Anyone but Tulsi Gabbard can be in the debate.
    She said she didn't want to be in the last one.

    https://www.newsweek.com/democratic-...abbard-1480689

    Hawaii Representative Tulsi Gabbard has neither met the polling nor donor threshold. Although she did not qualify for the December debate, she announced beforehand that she would not attend even if she had.
    though that kind of sounds like a kid not invited to a party- "Well, I didn't even want to go anyways!"

    She is currently polling about two percent. Voting "present" on the Trump impeachment didn't help her standing among Democrats.
    Last edited by Zippyjuan; 01-19-2020 at 01:26 PM.

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    I would only prefer Tulsi Gabbard out of those other crazy ones.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Snowball View Post
    It's not easy to get even 1 delegate. The small precincts have high thresholds like 25%, the largest still 15%,
    and no Yang or Buttigieg is going to get that many. Klobuchar will get some because she's got support in Iowa.

    I reckon Yang and Steyer will drop out soon. Gabbard will seek the Green Party nomination.

    Then it will be: Biden, Sanders, Warren, Buttigieg, Klobuchar, Bloomberg.

    Klobuchar, Buttigieg, Bloomberg, Booker and Steyer will endorse Biden.

    Yang will endorse Sanders.

    Warren's camp will be absorbed into Sanders by April.

    Then the race will be Biden vs. Sanders. Biden will attempt to lure Warren into his his camp.
    Biden will have unlimited funds with Bloomberg contributing heavily.

    As of today I would venture Biden to take it over Sanders.
    Democrats see how much Trump wants Sanders to win - and how terrified he is of Biden.
    This is a pretty good timeline of whats going to happen.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AngryCanadian View Post
    I would only prefer Tulsi Gabbard out of those other crazy ones.
    Yep.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Snowball View Post
    I
    Democrats see how much Trump wants Sanders to win - and how terrified he is of Biden.
    LOL

    Trump is dancing with joy at the thought of facing any of them.
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