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Tue May 28, 2019, 04:18 PM

 

DNC boss says candidates to be involved in debate lottery

Democratic candidates for president or their representatives will be involved when the Democratic National Committee (DNC) does a lottery to determine who stands on stage during the party’s initial two-day debate, DNC Chairman Tom Perez told The Hill in an exclusive interview.

Perez said the DNC hadn’t determined the “precise methodology” for the random draw yet, but he said the process would be transparent and the candidates or their representatives would be involved.

“We’ll certainly make sure we do it in a way that is transparent for all of the candidates involved because obviously we want them to see for themselves that we meant what we said,” Perez said, seated on a brown leather couch in his DNC office overlooking South Capitol Street.

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It appears increasingly likely that 20 of the candidates will make the stage for the June 26 and June 27 debates in Miami — 10 on each night.

That makes the lottery to determine who debates when a pivotal moment and leaves presidential candidates in a high-stakes lottery, like NBA teams hoping to get a favored spot.

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Some fear that the random lottery could result in a leading contender, such as former Vice President Joe Biden or Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), getting grouped with nine people polling at 1 percent.

https://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/445483-dnc-boss-says-candidates-to-be-involved-in-debate-lottery
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primary today, I would vote for:
Joe Biden

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Tue May 28, 2019, 04:42 PM

1. Terrible idea.

 

If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Undecided

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Tue May 28, 2019, 06:41 PM

2. I'm pretty sure another article already came out...

 

...stating that the lottery would be done in a way so that the candidates would be evenly dispersed, meaning that there won't be a situation where someone high in the polls will be placed with nine candidates polling at ~0%.
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