So you wanted to know how they would keep Tulsi out: DNC raises threshold to make November debate stage
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The Democratic National Committee has slightly raised the bar to qualify for the November primary debate in a move unlikely to significantly reduce the number of participating candidates.
Candidates will need to clear 3 percent in four DNC-approved polls, up from the 2 percent required to qualify for the September and October debates. But the committee also created an additional early-state path to qualify: garnering 5 percent in two approved polls conducted in Iowa, New Hampshire, Nevada or South Carolina.
Additionally, candidates now need to receive donations from 165,000 unique donors — up from 130,000 from the September and October debates — with 600 unique donors in 20 different states, territories or the District of Columbia.
The new thresholds represent the DNC’s latest attempt to balance its mandate to cull the field while also facing complaints about excluding candidates with impressive resumes, including sitting senators and governors, who could not meet the previous, lower polling and donor marks.
September 23, 2019 at 8:09 PM #160264KenTankerousParticipant
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Thumb, meet scale. These dishonest DNC mother fuckers want to keep Tulsi out because she’ll expose their anointed one – Warren. Same as the way she harpooned Kamala Harris, with truth.
"If we define an American fascist as one who in case of conflict puts money and power ahead of human beings, then there are undoubtedly several million fascists in the United States."
- Henry A. Wallace
(FDR's Vice President until he was forced out by the corrupt forces of obscene wealth.)
September 23, 2019 at 8:11 PM #160265CharlesParticipant
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For what it’s worth Tulsi got 2% in another approved poll. She only needs 1 more to make the October debates. So one never knows…
Bernie: "Not Me. Us"
September 23, 2019 at 8:41 PM #160279salemcourtParticipant
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