FORMER REP. JOHN DELANEY DISAGREES WITH DNC DEBATE CRITERIA.
Former Democratic Maryland Rep. and presidential candidate John Delaney expressed his displeasure with the new criteria the Democratic National Committee (DNC) announced for the third primary debate, during a Thursday night interview with Sandra Smith.
The two requirements a candidate could reach to qualify for the first and second debates are earning at least one percent of the vote in three national or early-primary-state polls conducted by designated polls, or by receiving donations from 65,000 unique donors, including a minimum of 200 donors in at least 20 states. To qualify for the third debate, each candidate needs to poll 2% in four predetermined polls and accumulate 130,000 individual donors, the DNC announced Wednesday.
“Well, I’d just like to know how they came up with [the criteria]. I understand the goal of the DNC, which is to narrow the field, and I don’t actually have an issue with that I understand why this they are doing that, that makes sense. But these criteria that they’ve came up with to me seem somewhat arbitrary. I mean the polling standard makes total sense but then they have this donor criteria,” Delaney added. more here