We're just three weeks away from the third round of Democrat debates. Two candidates have dropped out of the race for president since the first debates took place in June and now, the rest are working overtime to secure enough donors and higher polling numbers to make it on stage.
The requirements for entry into the third debate are higher. Candidates must secure 130,000 individual donors and receive at least two percent in a series of DNC approved polls. Previously, candidates only had to secure one or the other. This time they must have both and the deadline to meet the polling requirement is August 28.
The debate will take place on September 12, but depending on how many candidates meet the criteria, could be extended as a two-night event. It will be hosted by ABC News and Univision.
Democrat presidential candidate Marianne Williamson just locked down her donors, now she just needs the polling numbers.
This morning we made it to the 130,000 unique donor mark! Many thanks to those of you who made it happen. Now we wait to see whether we make 2% in 4 DNC-designated polls, and that will determine whether not I’ll be in Houston for the third debate.— Marianne Williamson (@marwilliamson) August 20, 2019
This means Williamson is beating out Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, who still needs at least 20,000 donors to make it.
Meanwhile, former Vice President Joe Biden, Mayor Pete Buttigieg, former Congressman Beto O'Rourke and Senators Amy Klobuchar, Kamala Harris, Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren are already qualified.