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The Democratic National Committee makes it more difficult for the presidential candidates to qualify for the third and fourth round of primary debates.
The doubling of the threshold values, as some White house hopefuls still in the hunt, to the first and second rounds of debates – instead of the end of June and end of July – will criticize the DNC mandates to the debate stage. You say it is not the national party Committee has the task of “worfeln the field” so early in the race.
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The DNC announced on Wednesday that the qualification for the third round of the debate, which they say will take place in September 12 and 13 — must the candidate received two percent or more of assistance in at least four national and early voting state polls recognized by the national party. The threshold for the first two rounds of debates-one percent in three polls.
The third and fourth round – says the DNC, in October, the candidates receive contributions from a minimum of 130,000 unique donors, as well as the 400 unique donors in at least 20 States. The 130,000 threshold is double the required 65,000 to the debate stage in the first two rounds, and the 400 donors in each state is the double of the 200 currently needed.
The DNC is to prescribe that the candidates in both the polling and donor-threshold values, a switch from the first two rounds, if the candidate had to only meets one of the criteria.
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The party Committee the limitation of the first two rounds of the discussions of the 20 candidates – ten, respectively, during two consecutive nights. This means that with a historic two-dozen candidates, are not now in the battle for the democratic nomination and the chance to win a head-to-head with President Trump, some of the White house hopefuls the cut.
Less well-known candidates expressed their displeasure with the changes.
“I don’t think the DNC should be, winnowing the field early in the process,” Sen. Michael Bennet, told Fox News on Tuesday, as he campaigned in the first-in-the-nation primary state of New Hampshire.
Bennet, whose entry into the race was postponed, as he underwent a cancer Operation in the spring, appeared to take a swipe at the DNC, and says: “I hope that the metrics you picked to put the strongest candidate on the debate stage.”
His concerns were also of a rival, Rep. Tim Ryan from Ohio, the campaigns in the granite state
“Start the field disconnect, so early in the process, I don’t think that the best way to go about doing it, because you have a chance for the American people to see you,” he told Fox News.
“It’s probably a bit premature to cut people, but it is what it is. The rules are what they are. I’m not going to be added to complain about you,” Ryan.
But longtime New Hampshire Democratic party chair Ray Buckley – who served for many years as a DNC Vice-Chairman – had a message for the candidates.
“If you think you have a better plan, other than with three back-to-back debates, the every month, with nine candidates in each, I would be interested to hear it.”
The DNC also announced on Wednesday that ABC news, in partnership with Univision, will host the third round of the debate.