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Democratic debate: how to see candidates live for free tonight



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This story is part of 2020 Elections CNET & # 39; s complete coverage of the 2020 elections.

After the caucus debacle in Iowa the Democratic candidates for the presidency moved to New Hampshire. In anticipation of the first prime-in-the-nation of the state next Tuesday, seven candidates, including front runners Joe Biden, Pete Buttigieg, Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren, will take the stage for the eighth democratic primary debate. Between President Trump & # 39; s accusation process and his State of the Union Address on Tuesday – and small things like health care and the economy – they will have plenty to discuss.

The debate takes place tonight, Friday, February 7 from 8 p.m. in Manchester, New Hampshire until 11 p.m. ET (5 p.m. – 8 p.m. PT) and broadcast live on ABC. Here's how you can watch for free, even if you don't have a cable.


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Which candidates are in the debate?

Seven candidates qualified for the debate:

  • Former Vice President Joe Biden
  • Mayor Pete Buttigieg from South Bend, Indiana
  • Sen. Amy Klobuchar from Minnesota
  • Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont
  • Billionaire Tom Steyer
  • Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts
  • Entrepreneur Andrew Yang

After not qualifying for the last debate, Andrew Yang is back and cut in February for the first of three debates. To qualify for the seventh debate, candidates had to earn 5% in four national or state polls from New Hampshire, South Carolina or Nevada, or 7% in two state polls from the list of qualified polls, plus bring in money of at least 225,000 unique donors, including 1,000 individual donors from 20 states. In addition, candidates may be eligible for this debate by receiving at least one dedicated delegate to the Democratic National Convention based on the results of the Iowa caucuses.

Former New York mayor, Mike Bloomberg, was not eligible, but after a change in the rule the billionaire might take the stage for the next debate on February 19, prior to the Nevada primary.

Who organizes and moderates the debate?

Organized by ABC News and WMUR-TV – the ABC branch in Manchester, New Hampshire – the debate will take place at Saint Anselm College in Manchester. ABC News main anchor George Stephanopoulos, World News Tonight anchor and editor in chief David Muir and ABC News correspondent Linsey Davis will moderate the debate, accompanied by WMUR-TV political director Adam Sexton and WMUR-TV news anchor Monica Hernandez.

How can I watch or stream the debate for free?

The debate starts at 8 p.m. ET and will be broadcast on ABC. You can stream it on ABC.com and ABC News Live, the ABC app and ABC News app and the ABC News channel on YouTube. As with previous debates, you can watch Friday's debate for free on ABC & # 39; s digital platforms without authentication, which means you don't have to sign in at all, just start streaming.

Live TV streaming service Sling TV also lets users watch for free. The Sling Free layer contains the ABC News Live channel for anyone who downloads the Sling app on a Roku, Amazon Fire TV or Android device or watches the internet at watch.sling.com. Here are the details.

In addition, you can stream the ABC News Live channel on other free services, including The Roku Channel and Xumo. You can also connect an antenna to your TV and watch your local ABC station for free over the air.

Other ways to stream the debate?

Snippers who subscribe to a live TV streaming service other than Sling TV can also watch the debate. Three of the five most important services listed below offer ABC & # 39; s live local channels. The catch is that not every service carries every local network so check each one using the links below to make sure it's the network you want in your area.

YouTube TV costs $ 50 a month and includes ABC. Connect your zip code to the welcome page to see which local networks are available in your area.

Hulu with Live TV costs $ 55 a month and includes ABC. Click on the link & # 39; View channels in your region & # 39; on the welcome page to see which local channels are offered in your zip code.

In addition, subscribers to the on-demand Hulu subscription of just $ 5.99 per month and the Hulu / Disney Plus / ESPN Plus bundle of $ 12.99 per month can stream the debate live. The debate will be presented on the Hulu homepage, starting with live, pre-bate coverage at 7 p.m. ET (16:00 PT).

AT&T TV Now includes the basic package of $ 65 per month plus ABC. You can use the channel search tool to see which local channels are available where you live.

All live TV streaming services above offer a free trial period, so that you can cancel at any time and need a solid internet connection. Looking for more information? View our huge guide to streaming services

Originally published earlier this year. Updated for the current debate.


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