NBC has announced more details about the first Democratic Primary Debate set for June 26 and June 27, 2019, at the Arsht Center in downtown Miami, Florida. NBC has also announced the broadcast times and provided more details about which channels will simulcast the debate.

June 26 Debate Live Stream: Watch Live

What time is the first Democratic debate?

According to NBC, the debates will begin at 9 pm E.T. on both nights:

Night 1: Wednesday, June 26, 2019 (Watch Live)
9 pm ET (6 pm PT, 7 pm MT, 8 pm CT)

Night 2: Thursday, June 27, 2019
9 pm ET (6 pm PT, 7 pm MT, 8 pm CT)

We will have live streaming links available on the night of each debate as well as a live stream embed to watch directly on Election Central.

Where can I watch the first Democratic debate?

According to NBC, the first democratic debate will be broadcast on NBC, MSNBC, and Telemundo. This means that you’ll be able to watch the debate on your local NBC broadcast station, or on the MSNBC cable channel, or simulcast in Spanish on Telemundo.

June 26 Debate Live Stream: Watch Live

The debate will air live across all three networks on both nights.

How can I attend the first Democratic debate?

Specific ticketing details have not been released, but the debate is being held at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts in Miami Beach, Florida.

According to NBC News, the Democratic National Committee will handle all seating and ticketing information. The Arsht Center box office does not have any information regarding ticketing or seating. You may try contacting the DNC.

Also, be sure to visit our 2020 Debate ticketing page for up-to-date details on whether public tickets are available for each debate.

Which candidates will be in the first Democratic debate?

You can check our 2020 Democratic Presidential Debate page for up-to-date detailed information about which candidates will attend the first Democratic debate.

Official Candidate List:

The official list was announced on June 13 and NBC confirmed the nightly lineup on June 14:

Night One – June 26

Cory Booker, senator from New Jersey
Julián Castro, former housing secretary
Bill de Blasio, mayor of New York
John Delaney, former representative from Maryland
Tulsi Gabbard, representative from Hawaii
Jay Inslee, governor of Washington
Amy Klobuchar, senator from Minnesota
Beto O’Rourke, former representative from Texas
Tim Ryan, representative from Ohio
Elizabeth Warren, senator from Massachusetts

Night Two – June 27

Michael Bennet, senator from Colorado
Joseph R. Biden Jr., former vice president
Pete Buttigieg, mayor of South Bend, Ind.
Kirsten Gillibrand, senator from New York
Kamala Harris, senator from California
John Hickenlooper, former governor of Colorado
Bernie Sanders, senator from Vermont
Eric Swalwell, representative from California
Marianne Williamson, self-help author
Andrew Yang, former tech executive

Up to twenty candidates will participate with 10 on stage each night. To qualify, candidates need to meet one of two thresholds: Either register at least 1 percent support in at least three polls or collect at least 65,000 online donations.

Who will moderate the first Democratic debate?

The team of moderators will be a panel of five.

Lester Holt, anchor of “NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt” and “Dateline NBC”

Savannah Guthrie, co-anchor of “TODAY” and NBC News chief legal analyst

Chuck Todd, moderator of “Meet the Press with Chuck Todd” and NBC News political director

Rachel Maddow, host of “The Rachel Maddow Show” on MSNBC

José Díaz-Balart, anchor of “Noticias Telemundo” and “NBC Nightly News Saturday”

Where can I find the latest Democratic debate information?

As always, bookmark our page dedicated to keeping up with the 2020 Democratic Primary Debate schedule. There you will always find the latest most up-to-date information about all you need to know for the Democratic primary debates.

3 COMMENTS

  1. NBC, MSNBC and other leftist stations are the ones hosting the first two debates. I wonder if those asking questions will pose real toughies to the candidates? I am thinking the question, What color is the sky or something in that vein will be asked.?

    • It is obvious blatant discrimination, pick an adjective, not to allow Fox News to air the debates. But that is part of the agenda of the democrat party.

      • I wouldn’t say “discrimination.” I’d say “cowardice.” And stupidity. It’s obvious that many Fox viewers never see any other source of information. To refuse to reach them is incomprehensible.

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