By: Holden Campbell
The Democratic Committee has released new rules for getting on stage for the September 2 debates.
The new standards will require the candidates to double their poll numbers and their funding from what was required before.
The new rules require you to have to hit both benchmarks, which was harder to hit because before the new rules you only had to hit one before.
The difference in the polling system is 2% in early state polls and up to 1% in three polls for the summer debate.
For the funding you need 130,000 donors, up to 65,000, and you need 400 donors from at least 20 states, up from 200.
This means that out of the two dozen democratic candidates who are running for president, that only 18 democrats are eligible for the first debates on June 26-27.
The new standards have cut it down to only 9. (Joe Biden, Bernie Sanders, Kamala Harris, Elizabeth Warren, Beto O’Rourke, Pete Buttigieg, Amy Klobuchar, Cory Booker, and Julián Castro)
This should be an interesting Democratic race and eventually a good presidential race. I personally think Biden will win the Democratic primary and will most likely run against, the Republican candidate, Trump.