Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Sixteen Candidates Now Qualify for the Democratic Debates

According to FiveThirtyEight, 16 Democrats already qualify to be in the presidential debates.

Others are close, including Marianne Williamson, an author and “spiritual adviser.”

How will so many candidates be accommodated in the debates?

 According to FiveThirtyEight, “the DNC plans to split up each debate over two consecutive nights to accommodate up to 10 candidates per night; if more than 20 candidates qualify, it will choose qualifiers based on a ranking system.” They will determine which candidates participate in which debates by random selection.

Here’s the current list  (rank determined by FiveThirtyEight) :

Pete Buttigieg
Kamala Harris
Beto O’Rourke
Bernie Sanders
Elizabeth Warren
Andrew Yang
Joe Biden
Cory Booker
Julian Castro
John Delaney
Kirsten Gillibrand
John Hickenlooper
Jay Inslee
Amy Klobuchar
Tim Ryan
Tulsi Gabbard -RW

1 comment:

  1. The candidates should be provided with the same, written questions, and be given 12 hours to submit their written responses. Then, live on national television, the responses are given to the candidates to read aloud. Seems like a logical way to cull the herd in the first round.