How to stream the 2020 presidential debates live
Many eyes are on the run-up to the 2020 U.S. presidential elections—Democratic candidates are facing off in a series of debates that will ultimately help decide who will challenge President Trump in the election next year.
The fifth round of Democratic Party presidential debates will be held on November 20, 8 p.m. ET in Georgia. This round will be co-hosted by MSNBC and The Washington Post.
Find out how you can watch the debates live, wherever you’re watching from.
Watch the fourth round Democratic debate on MSNBC and The Washington Post
The debate will stream live on MSNBC and The Washington Post. You can stay private and secure watching these streams in just a few steps:
- Get ExpressVPN.
- Select a U.S. VPN location.
- Go to MSNBC or The Washington Post and sign in (Note: For MSNBC you will need to select your TV service provider).
- Watch the debates live.
How did Democratic candidates qualify?
For the fifth round of debates, candidates need 165,000 unique donors (and at least 400 unique donors in each of at least 20 states) and more than 3% support in four qualifying polls.
Eight candidates have qualified for November’s debates. Previously, candidates needed 130,000 unique donors and 2% support in the polls, which made it easier for more candidates to participate. The first two rounds saw 20 Democrats qualify to participate, meaning the debates had to be split across two nights. The field is slowly but surely narrowing.
There will be a total of 12 Democratic primary debates, six of which will take place in 2019.
The Democratic lineup
The list of Democratic candidates for the fifth round of debates so far are as follows (in alphabetical order):
- Joe Biden
- Cory Booker
- Pete Buttigieg
- Kamala Harris
- Amy Klobuchar
- Bernie Sanders
- Tom Steyer
- Elizabeth Warren
- Andrew Yang
Five candidates have also already qualified for December’s debate: Joe Biden, Pete Buttigeg, Kamala Harris, Bernie Sanders, and Elizabeth Warren.
When are the next debates scheduled?
After November’s debate, the sixth round of Democratic debates will be held in December. There will be six more debates held between January and April 2020, so strap in.
Watch this space for updates on future debates, including (possible) Republican and presidential debates.