DemDaily: CHANGES: Tonight’s Debate and Campaign Calendar
March 15, 2020
The coronavirus pandemic that is sweeping the world has hit America, historically altering an already unprecedented twist of events in the 2020 contest for the White House.As the state of the 2020 presidential election, and the status of the country's health, continues to change rapidly, DemList will continue to keep you informed daily of all developments.
In the last 72 hours, two states, Louisiana and Georgia, have postponed their presidential primary dates by two months. Wyoming has suspended in-person voting in its upcoming primary, urging people to vote by mail instead.
"Out of an abundance of caution and in order to reduce cross-country travel," the Democratic National Committee (DNC) changed tonight's eleventh Democratic primary debate from Phoenix Arizona to Washington, DC. The two candidates on stage will be former Vice President Joe Biden and Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders. There will be no studio audience, but the country will be watching.
|According to the Associated Press, Biden leads the delegate count with 890 to Sanders' 736. Together, that accounts for 47% of the pledged national convention delegates that will be voting in Milwaukee.|
In an interview with Axios on HBO, DNC Chair Tom Perez said the Party is not entertaining the idea of cancelling July's Democratic convention due to the coronavirus. "We are working with our state and local partners, and I'm confident that we'll work a plan that will enable us to have our convention."
Perez added that holding an online convention would require a change in the DNC bylaws, and "we're not contemplating rule changes."
Eleventh Democratic Primary Debate
|Date||March 15, 2020, Sunday|
|Time||8:00pm - 10:00pm ET|
|Location||Washington, DC. CNN Studios|
|Networks/Host||CNN, Univision and the Congressional Hispanic Caucus' BOLD PAC|
|Moderators||CNN's Dana Bash and Jake Tapper, and Univisions's Ilia Calderón, taking the place of Univision anchor Jorge Ramos who is in quarantine after being "in proximity with someone who was in direct contact with a person that tested positive for coronavirus"|
|Live Streaming||CNN.com, CNN's mobile app, smart TV apps and Univision's digital properties|
|Candidates||Former Vice President Joe Biden and Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders|
|Qualifications||Candidates must meet the threshold of at least 20% of the total number of pledged delegates allocated across all of the 28 presidential primary and contests to-date|
2020 Campaign Calendar Countdown
March 14: Northern Marianas Caucus (6 Delegates)
Sanders won 84 votes for four delegates, to Biden's 47 votes for two delegates.
March 17: Arizona, Florida, Illinois and Ohio Primaries (577 Delegates)
March 24: Georgia Primaries - Postponed
March 29: Puerto Rico Primary (51 Delegates)
April 4: Alaska, Hawaii and Wyoming County Caucuses (53 Delegates)
Louisiana Primary - Postponed
April 7: Wisconsin Primaries (84 Delegates)
April 28: Connecticut, Delaware, Maryland, New York,
Pennsylvania and Rhode Island Primaries (663 Delegates)
April 28: Special Elections in Maryland's 7th and
New York's 27th Congressional Districts
May 12: Nebraska and West Virginia Primaries (57 Delegates)
Special Elections in Wisconsin's 7th and California's 25th Congressional Districts
May 19: Kentucky and Oregon Primaries (115 Delegates)
Georgia Primary/Rescheduled Date (105 Delegates)
Republican State Parties have cancelled their 2020 primaries in Alaska, Arizona, Hawaii, Kansas, Nevada, South Carolina and Virginia. All delegates are expected to be allocated to President Trump
June 2: D.C., Montana, New Jersey, New Mexico
and South Dakota Primaries (215 Delegates)
June 6: Virgin Islands Caucus (7 Delegares)
June 20: Louisiana Primary/Rescheduled Date (54 Delegates)
July 13-16: Democratic National Convention, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
August 24-27: Republican National Convention, Charlotte, North Carolina
October 15: Second Presidential Debate (Ann Arbor, Michigan)
October 22: Third Presidential Debate (Nashville, Tennessee)
November 3: 2020 Election Day
January 20, 2021: Adios Trump!
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