ABC News anchors George Stephanopoulos, David Muir, Linsey Davis and Jorge Ramos will moderate the third round of Democratic presidential debates in September, the network announced on Wednesday.
The debate will take place in Houston at Texas Southern University’s Health & P.E. Center on September 12, with a potential second night on September 13, depending on the number of candidates who qualify.
As of Wednesday, 10 candidates — Joe Biden, Cory Booker, Pete Buttigieg, Julián Castro, Kamala Harris, Amy Klobuchar, Beto O’Rourke, Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren and Andrew Yang — have all qualified for the September debate.
The remaining candidates have until next Wednesday to meet the Democratic National Committee’s requirements, which include receiving donations from at least 130,000 unique donors (with a minimum of 400 donors in 20 different states) and having polling numbers at 2 percent or higher in four national polls.
Each candidate will be allowed one minute and 15 seconds to directly respond to questions posed by the moderators and 45 seconds for rebuttals, comprising a total of 30 more seconds to speak than in the previous two debates hosted by CNN and NBC News.
If more candidates qualify by next week, the debate will take place across two nights and the DNC will randomly assign each candidate to one of the nights on August 29, according to ABC News’ announcement.
The debate will air on ABC, Univision and the local KTRK-TV station. Viewers can tune in online with ABC’s livestreams on YouTube, Hulu, Roku, AppleTV, Apple News, Amazon Fire TV, Facebook, Twitter, Periscope and ABC News’ site and apps.
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