Fifth DNC debate to be held Nov. 20 in Georgia

Fifth DNC debate to be held Nov. 20 in Georgia
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The next Democratic primary debate will be held on Nov. 20 in Georgia, the Democratic National Committee said in a statement on Tuesday. 

The event will be hosted by MSNBC and The Washington Post. It will also be carried on Urban One, SiriusXM Channel 118, and TuneIn.


The venue, format and moderators have yet to be announced. 

To qualify for the debate, candidates must meet either the polling or grassroots fundraising threshold by Nov. 13 at 11:59 p.m.

The polling threshold requires candidates to have 3 percent or more support in at least four national or early voting state polls or to have at least 5 percent support in two single-state polls in the early voting states of Iowa, New Hampshire, South Carolina and Nevada.

The fundraising threshold requires candidates to have at least 165,000 unique donors and at least 600 unique donors per state in at least 20 U.S. states, territories or Washington, D.C.  

So far, eight candidates have said they qualified for the November event: former Vice President Joe Biden, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), Sen. Kamala HarrisKamala HarrisKamala Harris calls nurse on Thanksgiving to express gratitude in fight against COVID-19 Trump campaign loses appeal over Pennsylvania race The Memo: Biden faces tough road on pledge to heal nation MORE (D-Calif.), South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg, Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.) billionaire philanthropist Tom Steyer and entrepreneur Andrew YangAndrew YangMedia and Hollywood should stop their marching-to-Georgia talk Andrew Yang: Democrats need to adopt message that government is 'working for them' Andrew Yang moving to Georgia to help Democrats in Senate runoffs MORE

There are 19 candidates running for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination, while a total of 12 candidates are set to debate on Oct. 15.