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Ten candidates, five moderators and two hours. What could possibly go wrong? On Wednesday, June 26, the 2020 presidential race (opens in new tab)will officially begin. Democratic candidates will take the stage at the Adrienne Arsht Center in Miami, Florida to debate everything from healthcare and loan forgiveness (opens in new tab) to immigration and foreign affairs.
The first debate will take place from 9 to 11 p.m. EST and feature only 10 out of the 20 democratic candidates. This includes Elizabeth Warren, Beto O’Rourke, Corey Booker, Amy Klobuchar, Jay Inslee, Julián Castro, Tulsi Gabbard, Bill de Blasio, Tim Ryan and John Delaney. The remaining ten candidates including Bernie Sanders, Marianne Williamson, Joe Biden, Kamala Harris, Kristin Gillibrand, Michael Bennett, Andrew Swalwell, Andrew Yang and John Hickenloper will debate on Thursday, June 27 at 9 p.m.
Knowing these candidates, there's sure to be some headbutting on stage. Plus, 2020 will be a critical election year if we want to course correct the mistakes of our current administration regarding women's abortion rights (opens in new tab), immigration (opens in new tab), gun reform (opens in new tab) and more. These are topics you can't afford to miss. So here's how you can watch the first democratic debate of 2020:
If you have basic cable, tune into your local NBC and MSNBC stations at 9 p.m.EST to watch the democratic candidates go head to head. The debate will also be available on Telemundo stations, making it the first time a Spanish-language channel has hosted a democratic presidential debate.
If you're not near a television when the debate is on, don't panic. All you need is your laptop, wifi and bucket of popcorn. When 9 p.m rolls around, visit NBCNews.com (opens in new tab), MSNBC.com (opens in new tab)or Telemundo.com (opens in new tab)where the debate will be streamed live.
Commuting home from a late night at work? All you have to do is download the NBC News app (opens in new tab) or the Telemundo App (opens in new tab). Both options will be streaming the debates live and for free.
There's no reason for cord cutters not to be politically active either. According to CNET (opens in new tab), there are plenty of non-cable streaming services you can use to view the upcoming debate. All the services below range from $25 per month (Sling TV) to $55 per month (FuboTV) and include NBC, MSNBC and Telemundo, with the exception of Hulu Live TV which only includes NBC with an add-on option for MSNBC at an additional $5 per month.
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Alexis Jones is an assistant editor at Women's Health where she writes across several verticals on WomensHealthmag.com, including life, health, sex and love, relationships and fitness, while also contributing to the print magazine. She has a master’s degree in journalism from Syracuse University, lives in Brooklyn, and proudly detests avocados.
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