Democrats announce tighter criteria for fifth presidential debate
Monday, 23 September 2019 The Democratic National Committee on Monday announced new criteria for the fifth presidential debate in November, requiring candidates to receive 3 percent or more support in at least four opinion polls and have 165,000 unique donors.
On Wednesday, Bernie Sanders sent Joe Biden and the DNC a 110 page documentary policy document. The document includes 14 pages of climate proposals. The recommendations still leave Biden and national Democrats with no plan to phase out U.S. fossil fuel production. Sanders attempt to "address fossil energy production were ... woefully insufficient.” Collin Rees, a campaigner with Oil Change International, told Earther.
On Wednesday, Democrats said they will hold an almost entirely virtual presidential nominating convention Aug. 17-20 in Milwaukee. Joe Biden plans to accept the presidential nomination in person. According to Business Insider it remains to be seen whether there will be a significant in-person audience there to see him accept the nomination. The Democratic National Committee said in a statement that official business will take place virtually. Delegates are being asked not to travel to Milwaukee.
The New York Times reports that Democrat Joe Biden is lagging behind Donald Trump in fundraising. How bad is it for Biden and the DNC? According to the Times they could raise almost $1 million every single day between now and November, and he would still barely catch up to what President Trump. Trump and the GOP are almost $200-million ahead of Biden. The magnitude of Trump’s financial lead outs a lot of pressure on Biden.