After a random draw in New York City with party and candidate officials in attendance, the June 26-27 Democratic presidential candidate debates will have U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren ( one of the current top contenders ) debating on a separate night from U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders, U.S. Sen. Kamala Harris, Mayor Pete Buttigieg and the poll leader: former U.S. Vice President Joe Biden.
The debates are limited to the top 20 candidates, with 10 squaring off on each night.
The lineup for June 26 will feature Warren, Cory Booker, Beto O'Rourke, Amy Klobuchar, Julian Castro, Bill de Blasio, John Delaney, Tulsi Gabbard, Tim Ryan and Jay Inslee. The following night will include Sanders, Harris, Buttigieg, Biden, Michael Bennet, Marianne Williamson, Eric Swalwell, Kirsten Gillibrand, Andrew Yang and John Hickenlooper.
In order to qualify for the debates in June and July, all candidates must either earn at least 1 percent of voter support in three national polls approved by the Democratic National Committee, or receive donations from at least 65,000 people from at least 20 different states, Fortune noted. The Fortune article is at fortune.com/2019/06/10/democratic-debates-2019-2020/.