Fifth Democratic Debate Will Be in Georgia, With 8 Candidates So Far

The fifth Democratic presidential debate of the 2020 campaign will be held in the Atlanta area on Wednesday, Nov. 20, the Democratic National Committee announced on Tuesday. MSNBC and The Washington Post will host it.

Eight candidates have qualified for the debate so far:

Mr. Yang was the latest to qualify, because he received enough support in a Quinnipiac University national poll released Tuesday afternoon. Other candidates have until 11:59 p.m. on Nov. 13 to qualify.

While 12 candidates qualified for the fourth debate, scheduled for next week near Columbus, Ohio, the D.N.C. has set higher criteria for the following one. Candidates will need at least 165,000 donors (up from 130,000) and at least 3 percent support in four approved polls (up from 2 percent).

As an alternative to the 3-percent-in-four-polls requirement, candidates can qualify by registering at least 5 percent support in two polls conducted in any of the four states that hold the first nominating contests next year: Iowa, New Hampshire, Nevada and South Carolina.

The gradually increasing requirements have steadily culled the field of debaters and, to a lesser extent, the Democratic field as a whole. Twenty candidates qualified for each of the first two debates, when they needed only 65,000 donors or 1 percent in three polls. But only 10 met the higher requirements for the third debate; two more met them in time for the October debate.

The fourth debate next week will be hosted by CNN and The New York Times.

Mr. Sanders, who is recovering from a heart attack, is still expected to participate in next week’s debate. On Tuesday morning, before seeing a new cardiologist, he told reporters that he had felt unusually fatigued for the past month or two, and that he “should have listened to those symptoms.”

Sydney Ember contributed from Burlington, Vt.

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