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Nine venues to host viewing parties for Democratic presidential debate

Observation parties are scheduled for nine sites in Los Angeles County for Wednesday’s democratic presidential debate, the first of the 2020 campaign with all-woman moderators.

The parties will be held at:

  • The Abbey, 692 N. Robertson Blvd., West Hollywood;
  • The Association, 110 E. Sixth St., in downtown Los Angeles;
  • Gramercy, 2460 Wilshire Blvd., Santa Monica;
  • Pride Hall, Anita May Rosenstein Campus, 1118 N. McCadden Place,
  • The Queensberry, 819 S. Flower St.
  • Redline DTLA, 131 E. Sixth St., in downtown Los Angeles;
  • Rosalind’s Ethiopian Restaurant, 1044 S. Fairfax Avenue .;
  • Second Home Hollywood, 1370 N. St Andrew’s Place, Hollywood; is
  • 3817 Albright Ave., Culver City.

Gramercy’s party is organized by supporters of Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren, one at Redline DTLA by supporters of South Bend, Indiana, mayor Pete Buttigieg, and one at 3817 Albright Avenue. by supporters of Hawaii Rep. Tulsi Gabbard.

The planned two-hour debate sanctioned by the National Democratic Committee and hosted by MSNBC and The Washington Post will begin at 6:00 pm. and be broadcast on MSNBC and streamed for free on, and on mobile devices via NBC News and the Washington Post’s mobile apps.

The audio of the debate will be available on SiriusXM Channel 118 and TuneIn.

MSNBC host Rachel Maddow, NBC News correspondent, Andrea Mitchell, NBC News correspondent, White House correspondent Kristen Welker and Washington Post White House journalist Ashley Parker, will act as moderators for the Tyler debate Perry Studios in Atlanta.

In the 2016 campaign, a democratic debate on public service broadcasting and a Republican debate on Fox Business Network had moderators all women.

The field for the fifth campaign debate was based on qualification criteria agreed by DNC, MSNBC and The Washington Post. Candidates had to meet one of two polling requirements and a single donor requirement.

Candidates were to receive 3% or more support in at least four surveys – which could be national polls or single-state polls in the early voting states of Iowa, New Hampshire, South Carolina and Nevada in DNC-approved polls – or 5 % or more support in two single-state surveys in those states.

Candidates also had to receive contributions from at least 165,000 unique donors, including a minimum of 600 unique state donors in at least 20 states.

Former Secretary for Housing and Urban Development Julian Castro did not qualify for the debate after qualifying for each of the first four.

The positions of the candidates on the stage were determined by their support in the recent polls, with the candidates with the highest votes near the center.

Standing from left to right will be New Jersey Senator Cory Booker; Gabbard; Sen. Minyota Amy Klobuchar; Buttigieg; Warren; former vice president Joe Biden; Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont; California Senator Kamala Harris; entrepreneur Andrew Yang; and former hedge fund manager Tom Steyer.

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