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Here’s the Lineup for the Second Round of 2020 Democratic Debates

CNN announced the lineup for the second round of 2020 Democratic primary debates Thursday night in a live draw, assigning presidential candidates randomly to either Tuesday, July 30, or Wednesday, July 31.

The selection was separated into three different draws in order to "ensure support for the candidates is evenly spread across both nights," said the Democratic National Committee and CNN. The first draw included the 10 lower-polling candidates, the second included the six moderately-polling candidates, and the third included the four top-polling candidates.

Instead of seeing Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren alone among lower-polling candidates (as with the first debate), viewers will get to see her on stage with Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders on Tuesday, July 30. Former Vice President Joe Biden and California Sen. Kamala Harris, the other two top-polling candidates, will face off once again on the following night, Wednesday, July 31.

Here's the full lineup for the second round of 2020 Democratic debates.

July 30

July 31

The four candidates who didn't make the cut were Massachusetts Rep. Seth Moulton, Miramar Mayor Wayne Messam, billionaire philanthropist Tom Steyer, and former Pennsylvania Rep. Joe Sestak. Steyer and Sestak are recent additions to the 2020 pool. California Rep. Eric Swalwell dropped out of the race shortly after the first round of debates.

The 20 candidates who qualified (through either achieving 1% in three qualifying polls or amassing 65,000 donors, with a minimum of 200 unique donors per state in at least 20 U.S. states) will take the stage at the Fox Theatre in Detroit later this month. Montana Governor Steve Bullock, who failed to qualify in June, will be debating his opponents for the first time.

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