The seventh Democratic presidential debate is set for Tuesday night, and it will be the smallest — and least diverse — debate to date. The field of candidates has been shrinking, and the front-runners' campaigns have been taking on a tougher tone with one another, with even old friends Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren butting heads.
Just six of the remaining 12 Democratic candidates qualified for Tuesday night's debate, making it the smallest debate stage yet.
Things are getting increasingly tense — because there isn’t much time left.
You might have seen the various slogans: “Everyone Counts!” “Be Counted.” “Shape Your Future.” It’s all part of a multipronged approach from federal, state and local entities trying to ensure that as many people as possible take part in the 2020 census — an enumeration of the country’s population that takes place every 10 years.
The Census Bureau released its final intercensal estimates of United States population on Monday. These are figures released every year to track the flow of population in the United States, and to give an idea of what to expect in the decennial count.
Welcome to FiveThirtyEight’s weekly politics chat. The transcript below has been lightly edited. sarahf (Sarah Frostenson, politics editor): For the first time this cycle, fewer than 10 candidates qualified for Thursday night’s debate. Under the DNC’s tougher criteria (4 percent support in at least four national or early-state polls or 6 percent support in at least two early-state polls, plus 200,000 unique1 donors), just seven candidates made the cut: Joe Biden, Pete Buttigieg, Amy Klobuchar, Bernie Sanders, Tom Steyer, Elizabeth Warren and Andrew Yang.
The final Democratic presidential debate of the year is bringing seven 2020 candidates to the stage in California one day after the House voted to impeach Donald Trump for abuse of power and obstruction.
Fighting for attention in the twin shadows of President Donald Trump's impeachment and Christmas, seven of the remaining candidates for the Democratic presidential nomination will meet here Thursday night for the second-to-last debate before the Iowa caucuses.
POLITICO and PBS NewsHour will host the last Democratic debate of the year at 8 p.m. ET on Thursday, Dec. 19, at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles. Seven candidates—Joe Biden, Pete Buttigieg, Amy Klobuchar, Bernie Sanders, Tom Steyer, Elizabeth Warren, and Andrew Yang— have qualified for the debate.
More than just the four early states will decide the 2020 Democratic primary. After all, Iowa, New Hampshire, Nevada and South Carolina only make up about 4 percent of the total delegates awarded, whereas the 16 states and territories1 that vote next on Super Tuesday contribute more than a third. But because these four states vote first, they play an outsized role in winnowing the candidate field and setting the course for the primary. Understanding the state of play in each contest is crucial to understanding where the nomination race stands and where it could go.
The first Democratic primary debates are taking place more than seven months before voters caucus in Iowa and go to the polls in New Hampshire. Between today and when the Democratic nominee faces President Trump on Election Day 2020, there are dozens of important dates: the Democratic debates, the Iowa caucuses and New Hampshire primary, Super Tuesday, the Republican and Democratic conventions, and finally Election Day itself: November 3, 2020.
The race is unsettled, and the field will soon shrink. Here’s what everyone needs to do to advance to December.
The fifth Democratic presidential debate — which will once again feature 10 candidates — will be on Wednesday, November 20, from 9 to 11 ET at Tyler Perry Studios in Atlanta, Georgia, and will be broadcast by MSNBC.
Twelve top White House contenders will take part on Tuesday in the first Democratic debate since the launch of an impeachment inquiry into Republican President Donald Trump’s efforts to pressure Ukraine to investigate leading rival Joe Biden.
One night only. For the first time, the 2020 Democratic presidential debate field has been culled to the point that all 10 qualifiers can compete on a single stage on the same night here on Thursday.
All of the top contenders in the 2020 Democratic presidential race will be on the same stage for the first time Thursday night when they meet for the party's third primary debate.
On Thursday night, the third Democratic debate will be the first to put all the major Democratic candidates on one stage together. But among the 10 candidates, only three have been consistently registering frontrunner status in the polls: Former Vice President Joe Biden, Sen. Bernie Sanders, and Sen. Elizabeth Warren.
The Democratic National Committee made it official on Thursday – as media partner ABC News formally unveiled the list of White House hopefuls who’ve qualified for the upcoming third round of presidential primary debates.
After two debates that spanned two nights and included 20 candidates, the third Democratic debate will cut those numbers in half.
More than half of the Democratic presidential field will get bounced from the party’s high-profile debate circuit Wednesday night, but they’re not meekly exiting stage left.