The Democratic National Committee (DNC) has released the new thresholds for the fifth Democratic primary debate in November, Politico reports. Just like the September and October debates, candidates must meet two thresholds: polling and donor. However, both limits have been increased to narrow the field, and an additional polling requirement gives candidates an alternative way to meet the polling threshold.
To qualify for the November debate, candidates must hit 3 percent or more in four DNC-approved polls conducted between September 13 and seven days before the November debate. This increase is a jump from the 2 percent required for the fa;l debates, although it doesn’t look to shrink the field very much. In addition, candidates can also meet the polling threshold by hitting 5 percent in two approved polls conducted in New Hampshire, Iowa, Nevada, or South Carolina — all early voting states.
As for donor requirements, candidates must receive donations from 165,000 unique donors with 600 unique donors in 20 different states, territories, or the District of Columbia.
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