ABC announces rules for next Democratic debates, gives candidates more time to talk

The 3rd Democratic presidential debate will give applicants extra time to respond to questions, tournament host ABC introduced Wednesday.

The talk, which might be held at Houston’s Texas Southern College on Sept. 12, will give applicants one minute and 15 seconds for direct responses to questions and 45 seconds for rebuttals, the community stated.

That is up from the only minute responses and 30 2d rebuttal occasions within the first two debates, which have been hosted by means of NBC and CNN respectively.

To qualify for the controversy, applicants wish to have no less than 4 polls appearing them at 2 % reinforce or better and no less than 130,00 distinctive donors.

Ten applicants seem to have reached that benchmark up to now — former Vice President Joe Biden; New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker; Mayor Pete Buttigieg of South Bend, Indiana; California Sen. Kamala Harris; Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar; former Texas Rep. Beto O’Rourke; Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders; Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren; former Housing Secretary Julián Castro and entrepreneur Andrew Yang.

If extra applicants finally end up qualifying, a 2d night time might be added on Sept. 13. ABC stated it might dangle a “variety tournament” on Aug. 29 to “randomly assign” the applicants to some of the nights.

The community, which is partnering with Univision for the debates, additionally introduced it is going to have 4 moderators, ABC’s George Stephanopoulos, David Muir and Linsey Davis and Univision’s Jorge Ramos.

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