That IS a LOT….
There is a long list people about to run in the 2020 Democratic Presidential nomination sweepstakes….
The debates will seat as early as this coming June or July and running into 2020….
We’ll see how this plays out…..
But if there is a strong and clear favorite early on?
It won’t make much of difference….
The Democratic National Committee (DNC) announced on Thursday a dozen primary debates split between 2019 and 2020 to accommodate what is expected to be a crowded field of prospective presidential contenders that could contain as many as three dozen candidates.
The announcement by DNC Chair Tom Perez came as the result of months of consultations with Democratic stakeholders. It outlined plans for at least a dozen debates split between 2019 and 2020, with the first taking place in June and July of next year.
No debates are set for August 2019, but one will be held each month after that, Perez said.
The new schedule marks a substantial increase over the 2016 election cycle, when the DNC sanctioned a total of nine debates, with the first held in October 2015.
That same year, Republicans held 12 debates beginning in August.
In the 2012 cycle, Republicans went head to head during a total of 20 debates that began in May 2011.
The DNC announcement on Thursday came as part of a series of reforms to the DNC’s presidential primary debate process, a move intended to evade the same accusations of favoritism and unfairness that marred the 2016 nominating contests.
“We want to make sure that the grass roots have a real say in who our next nominee is, and so we want to have a process that is consistent with that north star principle,” Perez told reporters in a conference call.
Perez said that the first six Democratic debates, which will be held in 2019, will take place outside the first four states to vote in the 2020 primary season – Iowa, New Hampshire, South Carolina and Nevada….
A good amount of this is being pushed by the Bernie Sanders people…
Their guy, who isn’t a Democrat actually, wants a fair chance at trying to steal the nomination from the party…