- On July 30 and 31, the Democratic presidential candidates will will gather on stage in Detroit, Michigan for the second round of Democratic primary debates hosted by CNN.
- 20 candidates will be split evenly between both nights, and CNN held a live drawing to determine which candidates will debate on which night.
- The debates will run from 8 p.m. to around 10:30 p.m. EST both nights.
- In addition to being broadcast live on television, both debate nights will also be exclusively livestreamed and can be viewed without a cable subscription on CNN.com and all CNN apps.
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On July 30 and 31, the 20 Democratic presidential candidates will gather on stage in Detroit, Michigan for the second round of Democratic primary debates hosted by CNN. Candidates will be split into two groups, with 10 debating on each night.
In order to qualify for the first two rounds of debates hosted in June by NBC and next week by CNN, candidates had to either reach 1% in three DNC-approved polls, obtain 65,000 unique donors from 20 states, or meet both criteria.
The line-up for the July debates will be almost the same as the line-up for the June debates, only with Rep. Eric Swalwell, who since dropped out of the race, replaced with Gov. Steve Bullock.
Here’s who will be on the stage both nights, what time the debates will air, and how to watch them.
Who will be on the stage each night:
Debating tonight, Tuesday, July 30:
- Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont
- Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts
- Mayor Pete Buttigieg of South Bend, Indiana
- Sen. Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota
- Former Rep. Beto O’Rourke of Texas
- Author Marianne Williamson
- Gov. Steve Bullock of Montana
- Former Gov. John Hickenlooper of Colorado
- Former Rep. John Delaney of Maryland
- Rep. Tim Ryan of Ohio
Debating tomorrow, Wednesday, July 31:
- Former Vice President Joe Biden of Delaware
- Sen. Kamala Harris of California
- Sen. Cory Booker of New Jersey
- Former HUD Secretary Julián Castro of Texas
- Businessman Andrew Yang
- Sen. Michael Bennet of Colorado
- Gov. Jay Inslee of Washington
- Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand of New York
- Rep. Tulsi Gabbard of Hawaii
- Mayor Bill de Blasio of New York City
CNN “State of the Union” and “The Lead” anchor Jake Tapper, “CNN Tonight” anchor Don Lemon, and Chief Political Correspondent Dana Bash will moderate both nights.
What time the debates will start:
The debates will run from 8 p.m. to about 10:30 p.m. EST on both nights. CNN has announced that each candidate will have 60 seconds to answer a question and 30 seconds to answer a follow-up or an attack from another candidate, and that they will penalize candidates who interrupt or talk over each other with less speaking time.
Unlike NBC, CNN will not ask show-of-hands, one-word answer, or down-the-line questions of candidates.
How to watch:
A CNN spokesperson told INSIDER that in addition to being broadcast live on television, both debate nights will also be exclusively livestreamed and can be viewed without a cable subscription on CNN.com and on CNN’s iOS, Android, Apple TV, Chromecast, and Roku apps.