The next presidential debate will be held Wednesday, November 20, 2019, from 9:00pm-11:00pm at the newly dedicated Tyler Perry Studios, located in southwest Atlanta, GA. Ten candidates are qualified for the debate.
Sponsors of the debate are MSNBC and The Washington Post. Moderators include an all-female set of moderators –
Rachel Maddow, who moderated the debate in June; Andrea Mitchell, host of “Andrea Mitchell Reports” on MSNBC;
Kristen Welker, NBC News’ White House correspondent; Ashley Parker, a White House reporter for The Washington Post.
Candidates qualified include: Former Vice President Joe Biden, Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ), Mayor Pete Buttigieg of South Bend, IN, Sen. Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI), Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA), Sen. Amy Klobochar (D-MN), Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT), hedge-fund investor Tom Steyer, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), tech entrepreneur Andrew Yang.
Qualifications required to be met to be on stage are:
Candidates will need to hit 3 percent support in at least four early state or national polls that meet the DNC’s methodological requirements, up from 2 percent for the September and October debates.
The number of unique online donors needed to qualify will climb to 165,000, up from 130,000 for the previous two debates.
Candidates will once again need to hit both the polling and grassroots donor threshold.
A new option for candidates to meet the polling threshold: They can now check that box by getting at least 5 percent in two polls of early states — Iowa, New Hampshire, Nevada, and South Carolina — instead of 3 percent in four polls.