NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY
The first Democratic presidential debate will be held June 26 and 27 in Miami—split across two nights because there are so many candidates (at least 20 so far).
The New York Times reported on May 1 that if the debate was held today, 17 of the 20 candidates would make it to the stage. The qualifiers will be divided into two groups at random. To qualify to be in the debate, a candidate either has to receive donations from 65,000 people (including 200 donors apiece in 20 states) or has to register 1 percent support in three polls.
The Times also showed that both Andrew Yang and Washington Gov. Jay Inslee qualify for the debate. Yang has 101,352 donors and registers 7 percent in polls, beating Inslee’s fewer than 65,000 donors and 4 percent in polls.
The debates will be broadcast on NBC, MSNBC, and Telemundo.
Yang will be in Seattle on May 3 at Gas Works Park at 6 p.m., and at a fundraising dinner at 7:30 p.m. at China Harbor Restaurant.