Now that Saratoga County primaries are over, there are a different set of primaries on the horizon!
The first debates of the 2020 Democratic Presidential Primary will take place over two nights. They are being hosted by ABC – more on how the debates work can be found here.
There will be 20 candidates who qualified – and this year the DNC is using new rules. In addition to raw national polls, the DNC is using a new criteria to allow qualification – 65,000 unique donors across 20 different states – to place emphasis on grassroots support rather than large institutional donors (i.e. interest groups) or high-wealth individuals. You can read more about that here.
The 20 candidates who met the threshold to appear in the first debates (links to read more about them):
Our own County Supervisor Tara Gaston (D-Saratoga Springs) will be live-tweeting during the debates Wednesday and Thursday night to provide the condensed-down version for policies and positions that can impact us in Saratoga County. You can follow her commentary here or on Twitter @VoteGaston