The US presidential election cycle in 2020 is in full swing (yes, it's still the summer of 2019, you've read that right), and things are kicking with a bang. The first debates for the Democratic Party will begin with selecting a candidate to challenge the current Donald Trump this fall.
It is a large field of candidates, with 20 hopeful things that predominate in the first NBC debates to put forward their arguments as to why they would be the one who would serve as the party's nominee. Here's everything you need to know.
When are the debates?
The candidate debates in the first Democratic Party 2020 are currently being split into a two-night affair: the first set of 10 candidates will be broadcast on Wednesday 26 June and the second series will be discussed on Thursday 27 June. Both debates are set to run from 9PM ET to 11PM ET.
How do i look
NBC organizes the first debates and pays attention to both news channels during the debates (both MSNBC and the most important NBC channel). It will also broadcast a broadcast translated by Spanish on Telemundo. That means watching it should be fairly simple: if you have an antenna, cable or satellite, just go to your local NBC branch and you are ready to go.
It is 2019 and I only watch TV on the internet.
Fortunately, given the importance of democracy, the debates are also streamed live for free on the internet (just like the Super Bowl).
There are very many options here: NBCNews.com, MSNBC.comand the NBC News app (iOS, Android) all have the debate for free, just like NBC News Facebook, twitter, and YouTube accounts. In other words, it will be everywhere you look on the internet.
Who actually argues?
According to NBC, the candidates for each debate were randomly distributed. Each candidate is given 60 seconds to answer questions and 30 seconds to respond to a follow-up. (Given the history of previous debates, these time limits are likely to be closer to rough guidelines.) There will be no opening statements, but candidates will be able to make closing statements.
Do you want to know more about each candidate? There are already several guides for the field, including one from NBC News. Apple News also has a guide for candidates from a wide range of news sources.
The first debate on 26 June will be about:
- Sen. Cory Booker of New Jersey
- Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts
- Former representative Beto O & # 39; Rourke from Texas
- Sen. Amy Klobuchar from Minnesota
- Former representative John Delaney from Maryland
- Rep. Tulsi Gabbard from Hawaii
- Former housing minister Julian Castro
- Rep. Tim Ryan from Ohio
- New York Mayor, Bill de Blasio
- Washington Governor Jay Inslee
The second debate on 27 June will be about:
- Sen. Bernie Sanders from Vermont
- Sen. Kamala Harris from California
- Former Vice President Joe Biden
- Mayor Pete Buttigieg of South Bend, Indiana
- Sen. Michael Bennet from Colorado
- Author Marianne Williamson
- Rep. Eric Swalwell from California
- Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand from New York
- Entrepreneur and UBI enthusiast Andrew Yang
- Government John Hickenlooper of Colorado
Who is hosting?
Unlike the Oscars, which could not host any host this year, the two debates will be chaired by five moderators: Lester Holt (from NBC Nightly News), Savannah Guthrie (from the Today show), Jose Diaz-Balart (from NBC Nightly News), Chuck Todd (from Meet the press) and Rachel Maddow (from The Rachel Maddow Show).
Remember: these are just the first debates about what will be the longest and most publicly researched US presidential election in history, so if you think that discussions are very common now, just do it because there are ways to to go before November 3, 2020.