New standards eliminate Tulsi Gabbard from next Democratic debate

New standards eliminate Tulsi Gabbard from next Democratic debate
Tulsi Gabbard (Image: YouTube screen grab via Fox News)

[Ed. – This from the same party that just a couple weeks ago changed the rules to allow Michael Bloomberg into the debate. And the Dems will be the first to tell you that they alone understand the meaning of ‘democracy.’]

The Democratic National Committee (DNC) on Friday announced new qualifying standards for the upcoming Arizona debate that will leave only the top two contenders on stage.

Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-Hawaii) did not meet the single qualifying factor: earning at least 20 percent of the delegates awarded as of March 15.

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and former Vice President Joe Biden are the only candidates who have qualified for the debate, which will be hosted by CNN and Univision on March 15 in Phoenix.

Gabbard has not qualified for a debate since November under previous standards from the DNC.

The Arizona debate will have the fewest candidates on stage since the beginning of the crowded primary, when two nights were needed. …

The debate that immediately preceded Super Tuesday had seven candidates participating, five of whom are no longer in the race.

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