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Third Democratic Presidential debate taking place tonight to feature front-runners Joe Biden, Elizabeth Warren, and Bernie Sanders on the same stage for the first time

The third Democratic Presidential debate taking place tonight will feature the three Democratic front runners on the same stage for the first time – Joe Biden, Elizabeth Warren, and Bernie Sanders. The debate, which will air on ABC and Univision from 8-11pm ET, will also feature seven other candidates who met the polling and threshold criteria set by the DNC – California Senator Kamala Harris, South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg, New Jersey Senator Cory Booker, Former Department of Housing and Development Secretary Julián Castro, Minnesota Senator Amy Klobuchar, Former Texas Representative Beto O’Rourke, and entrepreneur Andrew Yang. As all the Democratic candidates for President of the United States see the same stage at the same time, the ideological battle within the Democratic party between the more moderate and progressive wings will be a focal point of tonight’s debate. ~

The Democratic party’s two previous debates featured a plethora of candidates, with 20 individuals being present in each debate. The first debate, which was a two night extravaganza and took place in Miami, Florida on June 26th and 27th, included candidates presenting their arguments for some of the most prominent issues facing American society today – healthcare, immigration, climate change, student debt, and a surplus of other topics – and was highlighted by a clash between Biden and Harris over Biden’s past comments about working with segregationist senators and his stance on desegregation busing. The second two-night debate, which took place on July 30th and 31st in Detroit, Michigan, featured a superfluity of similar and new topics that focused in on the plans of individual candidates, specifically those regarding healthcare. ~

According to CNN, tonight’s debate, which features only half the candidates seen at the previous two, will spotlight the clash between Biden, Warren, and Sanders, and will seek to answer some of the biggest questions held by Democratic voters: Will Joe Biden be able to hold his polling lead? Who will win the votes of more progressive voters, Sanders or Warren? Where do non-front runners stand, such as Andrew Yang, in the still-crowded Democratic race? ~

This is Fact Based America – WE have the FACTS. YOU have the OPINIONS. What do you think will happen at tonight’s debate? Is there a specific candidate you support? 

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