On Wednesday NBC News, MSNBC, and The Nevada Independent will host the 9th Democratic Presidential Primary Debate from Las Vegas, Nevada.
Wednesday’s debate live from the Paris Theater will feature a new face, former Mayor of New York Mike Bloomberg.
Bloomberg met the DNC’s mandating polling threshold this week, but is not eligible for the Nevada Caucuses held this Saturday.
Not appearing on the debate stage is businessman Tom Steyer.
The @DNC made a tremendous mistake in managing the debate qualification process. Requiring candidates to collect an arbitrary amount of contributors forced candidates of color from the race. (1/2)— Tom Steyer (@TomSteyer) February 19, 2020
Then, it eliminated this very provision to help Mike Bloomberg to reach the debate stage — someone who used his police force to target Black and brown communities. And now it effectively silences and disenfranchises voters of color by not polling in NV and SC. (2/2)— Tom Steyer (@TomSteyer) February 19, 2020
Candidates Appearing on the Debate Stage, with their Delegate Count provided by NPR following the Iowa Caucuses and the New Hampshire Primary. I’ll include one clip from the Town hall held on Tuesday, hosted by CNN, for the candidates that attended.
Pete Buttigieg: 22 delegates.
It's sad that there’s even occasion to have to say this in 2020, but: I applaud the 11th Circuit for ruling that Florida's poll tax is illegal. It's racist and discriminatory, and has no place in our country. https://t.co/B0PAWFmtuR— Pete Buttigieg (@PeteButtigieg) February 20, 2020
Bernie Sanders: 21 delegates.
Sen. Bernie Sanders says that rival Democratic candidate Michael Bloomberg doesn't have "the right to buy this election," calling his strategy of skipping the early contests “a bit obscene.” #CNNTownHall https://t.co/vstyXlLncF pic.twitter.com/v16cWKLFKM— CNN (@CNN) February 19, 2020
Elizabeth Warren: 8 delegates.
Amy Klobuchar: 7 delegates.
Amy Klobuchar says "there's a lot we should do" to promote women's equality, including:— CNN (@CNN) February 19, 2020
▪︎ Passing the Equal Rights Amendment
▪︎ Increasing the federal minimum wage
▪︎ Getting universal child care
▪︎ Protecting reproductive freedomhttps://t.co/IvOlhVA9JQ #CNNTownHall pic.twitter.com/w2T3sNRtUM
Tomorrow I’ll be heading to Colorado to talk about building a winning coalition to beat Donald Trump in November. Join us in Aurora → https://t.co/dEjPeFbDfK— Amy Klobuchar (@amyklobuchar) February 20, 2020
Joe Biden: 6 delegates.
"In important things like flying or the running of a nation, experience makes the difference between success and failure." — Captain "Sully" Sullenberger— Joe Biden (Text Join to 30330) (@JoeBiden) February 19, 2020
The White House is no place for on-the-job training. We need a president who will be ready on day one. pic.twitter.com/IF17cwXud9
Moderators for the Nevada Debate; NBC’s Lester Holt, Chuck Todd, Hallie Jackson, Noticias Telemundo’s Vanessa Hauc and The Nevada Independent’s Jon Ralston.
There is no live feed for tonight’s event on YouTube to watch; Local NBC station, MSNBC Cable News Channel. NBC News.com. MSNBC.com. The Nevada Independent.com. You can also download the NBC News app.
Pre-show debate coverage.
*I don’t believe this feed will carry the debate live, but maybe.*
The debate starts at 9 p.m. eastern.