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The 20 Democratic candidates who qualified for the debates, and how they'll be split up between two nights

Business Insider | Jun 14, 2019, 10.49PM IST

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  • The Democratic National Committee released the line-ups for who will be on the stage each night of the first Democratic debates in Miami June 26th and 27th.
  • The 20 candidates who qualified will be split evenly between the two nights, with NBC - the network hosting the first debates - to determine which group will debate first.
  • In order to qualify for the first debates, candidates had to either reach 1% in three DNC-approved polls, obtain 65,000 unique donors from 20 states, or both.
  • The debates will be moderated by five NBC and MSNBC hosts: Savannah Guthrie, Lester Holt, Rachel Maddow, Chuck Todd, and Jose Diáz-Balart.
  • Here's how the field of candidates is split between the two nights.
  • Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories.

The Democratic National Committee released the line-ups for who will be on the stage each night of the first Democratic debates in Miami June 26th and 27th.

The 20 candidates who qualified will be split evenly between the two nights, with NBC - the network hosting the first debates - to determine which group will debate first.

In order to qualify for the first debates, candidates had to either reach 1% in three DNC-approved polls, obtain 65,000 unique donors from 20 states, or both.

Read more: A massive 70% of Democratic primary voters say they'll be watching the first debates this month

Out of all 24 declared Democratic candidates, 14 met both the polling and donor requirements and an additional six qualified for the debates on the basis of polling.

Four candidates, Montana Gov. Steve Bullock, Massachusetts Rep. Seth Moulton, former Alaska Sen. Mike Gravel, and Miramar, Florida Mayor Wayne Messam will not be on the stage this month, but still have a shot at qualifying for the next debates in June.

The debates will be moderated by five NBC and MSNBC hosts: Savannah Guthrie, Lester Holt, Rachel Maddow, Chuck Todd, and Jose Diáz-Balart.

Debating on one of the nights:

Debating the other night:

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