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Andrew Yang Meets Donor Requirements for Upcoming Democratic Debates

Andrew Yang Meets Donor Requirements for Upcoming Democratic Debates

He came off as the most coherent in the first debate.

2020 Democratic presidential hopeful Andrew Yang met the donor requirement to participate in the upcoming debates.

Yang needed donations from 130,000 individuals along “400 per state unique donors in at least 20 states.”

Weird how I can only find this information in The Hill and Breitbart. Then again, he answered maybe one question in the first debate as the moderators attempted to prop up Sen. Kamala Harris (CA). Yang and Marianne Williamson claimed the moderators shut down their microphones.

From The Hill:

“This campaign has continued to beat every seasoned politico’s best expectations and I couldn’t be more proud of our team. We have hit this number before sitting Senators and Governors without the backing of the establishment in Washington,” campaign spokesman Zach Graumann said in a statement.

The donations don’t guarantee Yang will appear on the September debate stage, however.

The Democratic National Committee’s qualifying conditions also require candidates to hit 2 percent in four qualifying polls.

The 2020 Democratic field grew to over 20 candidates, which led the Democratic National Committee (DNC) to change requirements for the debate.

Yang’s polling average is only 1.1% according to RealClearPolitics.

He has to reach 2% in these polls. From CNN:

But the biggest change will be that candidates now have to meet both the polling and donor threshold, not just one like in the first two debates. This is a significant shift that will likely reduce the number of candidates qualified for the third and fourth set of debates.

The other change is on the polls that help a candidate qualify. Two polls — Reuters and Las Vegas Review Journal — have been removed from the list, which now includes Associated Press, ABC News, CBS News, CNN, Des Moines Register, Fox News, Monmouth University, NBC News, New York Times, National Public Radio (NPR), Quinnipiac University, University of New Hampshire, Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Washington Post and Winthrop University. The DNC said Wednesday that they reserve the right to add a Nevada-based poll, if one with adequate standards can be found.

If 20 candidates reach the requirements for the upcoming debates, the DNC will do the same as it did with the first debate: 10 candidates over two days.

I do not like Yang’s policies and ideas, especially the universal basic income. As I said, he had an opportunity for one question during the last debate, but I found him the most coherent out of all the candidates on the stage.

I recommend you follow Yang on Twitter. On June 28, he made me smile with this tweet:

Yang seems like the only Democratic candidate that I could sit down with and have a respectful conversation about policy and the economy.

Good luck, Yang. I hope to see more of you in the debate, and the moderators give you time to speak.


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Morning Sunshine | July 3, 2019 at 10:09 am

while he may be reasonable and cogent, I would prefer the loony-tunes wing to be the face of the Dem party

    notamemberofanyorganizedpolicital in reply to Morning Sunshine. | July 3, 2019 at 4:34 pm


    We have enough evidence to know they’re all just hiding their wild radical motives.

    Besides the Dem Party is racist against Asian Americans…….

I will also point out Yang is the only one of the Democrats who I have seen condemn ANTIFA for its attack on Andy Ngo.

He has some small chance given that he is not “white”, and in today’s National Socialist Party that helps some. I still see Harris as the real choice, her polling numbers are increased since she hit up Biden in the debate, and she ticks off two boxes, however phony some of the claim of hers is.

I just don’t see him gaining traction. He wasn’t really allowed to talk much and isn’t polling all that well.

Biden is a place holder from what I can see. I don’t think people are really feeling the Bern this time.

2smartforlibs | July 3, 2019 at 10:49 am

IF this leftist were held to the same standards in the generals’ NONE would make the grade.

If 20 candidates reach the requirements for the upcoming debates, the DNC will do the same as it did with the first debate: 10 candidates over two days.

The format of two separate “debates” is absurd. Obviously nobody can debate anyone who’s onstage a day earlier or later. So it can only be a parade, a display of the candidates in their nice shiny boxes. But they’ve already done that; what purpose is served by doing it again? “Yep, he’s still here, just like last time” is not the sort of thing of which successful campaigns are made.

    notamemberofanyorganizedpolicital in reply to tom_swift. | July 3, 2019 at 4:39 pm

    Plus their arrangement of the Kidie-dates, at the big kiddies table and the little kiddies table will tell all about the DNCMSM’s plans.

    Remember they stuck Lizzie Borden….er….Warren with all the newbie froshs – who couldn’t have damaged her, even if they were not scared to death to try……

    Remember how the DNCMSM were also afraid to have the “real” African-American Corey on the same night on the same stage as the Faker, Caribbean Slave-owning Family’s Queen……

He’s a nightmare who spins a good story; the pretty words don’t hide who and what he is.

You want to know Yang’s policy’s, easy:

Let’s see:
–Universal basic income (working taxpayers pay for everyone else to sit around and do cowboy poetry or smoke pot, or both).
–“gun safety” that demands federal licensing of all guns and forced arms training, at the gun-owners’ expense (to start, he spews crap about honoring American gun culture, but he’s about making it hard for most to afford to keep and bear arms)
–Medicare for all
–net neutrality
–“affordable” (this always mean higher taxes, that we pay for from the middle): child care, college, “free” marriage counseling for all, mental health counseling, and on.
–reviving earmarks
–voting age at 16
–a federal “local journalism fund” (paid for by taxpayers, of course) to prop up local journalism outlets

And on. And on.

The list of his platform issues is insane. There is literally no area of American life that he doesn’t think the federal government should manage, oversee, regulate, and/or directly control.

Don’t be fooled when he introduces his radical agenda with some trite Americanism and nod to his perception of conservative values, that’s a rhetorical trick and it’s slimy as hell. Skip that part and read his actual positions.

“I love guns and think every American should have this sacred right, so hey! Let’s regulate them even more, license them at the federal level, set up the federal database of all legal gun owners that would entail, and then force them to undergo federally-mandated training to keep their license and their firearms!” Um, no thanks.

If he ever starts making any of the frontrunners look bad they’ll just turn off his mic again.