Democrats certify candidate lineup for third presidential debate

Democrats certify candidate lineup for third presidential debate
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The Democratic National Committee (DNC) has certified 10 candidates to participate in the third presidential debate, which will take place in a single night in Houston next month. 

ABC News, the organization hosting the debate, first disclosed the official list of participants: former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenBiden says Trump executive order is 'a reckless war on Social Security' Trump got into testy exchange with top GOP donor Adelson: report Blumenthal calls for declassification of materials detailing Russian threat to US elections MORE, Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersThe Memo: Trump team pounces on Biden gaffes The Hill's Campaign Report: US officials say Russia, China are looking to sow discord in election Warren urges investment in child care workers amid pandemic MORE (I-Vt.), Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth WarrenBiden campaign says no VP pick yet after bike trail quip Biden edges closer to VP pick: Here's who's up and who's down Democratic convention lineup to include Ocasio-Cortez, Clinton, Warren: reports MORE (D-Mass.), Sen. Kamala HarrisKamala Devi HarrisBiden campaign says no VP pick yet after bike trail quip Hillary Clinton roasts NYT's Maureen Dowd over column Biden edges closer to VP pick: Here's who's up and who's down MORE (D-Calif.), Sen. Amy KlobucharAmy KlobucharSenate Democrats demand answers on migrant child trafficking during pandemic Senate Democrats push to include free phone calls for incarcerated people in next relief package Lobbying world MORE (D-Minn.), Sen. Cory BookerCory Anthony BookerSenate Democrats demand answers on migrant child trafficking during pandemic Senate Democrats push to include free phone calls for incarcerated people in next relief package Ex-USAID employee apologizes, denies sending explosive tweets MORE (D-N.J.), South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete ButtigiegPete ButtigiegCNN's Ana Navarro to host Biden roundtable on making 'Trump a one-term president' Former Indiana Gov. Joe Kernan dies How Republicans can embrace environmentalism and win MORE (D), former Rep. Beto O’Rourke (D-Texas), former Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julián Castro and tech entrepreneur Andrew YangAndrew YangProgressive candidate Bush talks about her upset primary win over Rep. Clay Is this the end of the 'college experience'? Biden campaign to take over 'Supernatural' star's Instagram for interview MORE.

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The 10-person lineup means that the Sept. 12 debate will take place on a single night from 8 to 11 p.m., unlike the previous two rounds of debates, which were split between two nights due to the large number of candidates that qualified.

The candidates in the third debate will have more time on stage than in previous debates — three hours as opposed to two hours, ABC News announced.

To make the cut for the third debate, candidates had to amass the support of at least 130,000 unique donors and register 2 percent in four DNC-approved polls. The deadline to meet those requirements was Wednesday.

Eleven candidates ultimately failed to qualify for the September event, including Sen. Kirsten GillibrandKirsten GillibrandExpanding our health force can save lives and create jobs simultaneously Sanders offers bill to tax billionaires' wealth gains during pandemic Senate Democrats demand answers on migrant child trafficking during pandemic MORE (D-N.Y.), who dropped out of the race on Wednesday after it became clear that she would not meet the participation requirements.

ABC is set to announce the podium order for the candidates later on Thursday.