Here’s what you need to know to live stream the first time the more than 20 Democratic contenders square off with one another.
What time are the two 2020 Democratic Debates?
The two debates, hosted by NBC News, MSNBC, and Telemundo, will take place at 8pm CT on Wednesday and Thursday nights in Miami at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts.
Who is in which debate?
Because of the wide field of candidates, the debate was separated into two parts. Each night features 10 candidates on the stage, who were chosen at random to participate in each night.
In order to qualify for the debates, the candidates must have earned at least one percent in three separate polls or have received donations from at least 65,000 individual people from 20 different states, as ABC News pointed out in February.
The first debate, tonight, will feature:
- Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.)
- Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.)
- Former Rep. Beto O’Rourke (R-Tx.)
- Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.)
- Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-Hawaii)
- Gov. Jay Inslee
- Former Rep. John Delaney (D-Md.)
- New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio
- Rep. Tim Ryan (D-Ohio)
- Former HUD Secretary Julian Castro
The second debate, tomorrow, will comprise:
- Former Vice President Joe Biden
- Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.)
- Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.)
- Mayor Pete Buttigieg
- Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.)
- Sen. Michael Bennet (D-Colo.)
- Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-Calif.)
- Andrew Yang
- Former Gov. John Hickenlooper (D-Colo.)
- Marianne Williamson
BuzzFeed News reported earlier this month that candidates will be allowed one-minute answers, 30 seconds to follow-up, responses to other candidates based on a moderators decision, and closing statements.
- Beto O’Rourke was ‘born’ to run for president, but what about actually governing?
- Is Cory Booker really as progressive as he wants people to believe?
- Kirsten Gillibrand wants her women’s issues policies to set her apart in 2020
How to watch the first 2020 Democratic debates
In addition, both debates will be streamed on social media including:
- Will Andrew Yang become our first SoundCloud president?
- Elizabeth Warren hopes policy will set her apart in 2020
- Pete Buttigieg already has a following—but what does he stand for?
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