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The debate takes place in Manchester, New Hampshire on Friday, February 7 from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. ET (5 p.m. – 8 p.m. PT) and broadcast live on ABC. This is what you need to know and how you can look, even if you do not have a cable.
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 state or national 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 Mayor of New York, Mike Bloomberg, was not eligible, but after a change of rule he may be entering the stage for the next debate on February 19, prior to the primary Nevada.
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 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 log in at all; just start streaming.
Live TV streaming servicealso 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.
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 thatso check each network using the links below to check if it is the network that 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.
AT&T TV The basic package of $ 65 per month plus contains ABC. You can use the channel search tool to see which local channels are available where you live.
All of the live TV streaming services above offer a free trial period, so 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.