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This Is How to Stream the Democratic Debate in Iowa Live for Free on Roku, Fire TV, Apple TV, iOS and Android

Stephanie Sengwe

The seventh and final debate before the Iowa caucuses finally takes place on Tuesday night. The event, hosted by CNN and the Des Moines Register, is happening at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa, starting at 9 p.m. ET.

CNN and the Des Moines Register Democratic Debate

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Tuesday night’s event will be moderated by CNN news anchor Wolf Blitzer, CNN political correspondent Abby Phillip and the Des Moines Register’s chief politics reporter Brianne Pfannenstiel.

Seven candidates are left out of the debate as they couldn’t meet the criteria set by the DNC. Prior to the December debates, Sen. Corey Booker of New Jersey, with the support of other candidates, wrote a letter to the organization asking them to re-evaluate the guidelines used to determine whether or not a candidate qualifies. For the event, candidates were required to have “at least 5 percent support in four DNC-approved national polls or 7 percent support in two early primary voting state polls, and they must have at least 225,000 donors,” Vox reported.

According to Vox, the next set of debates will take place in Manchester, New Hampshire, on Feb. 7, Las Vegas on Feb. 1 and Charleston, South Carolina, on Feb. 25, ahead of the caucuses or primaries in those states.

CNN and the Des Moines Register Democratic Debate Line-Up
  • Former Vice President Joe Biden
  • Former South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg
  • Sen. Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota
  • Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont
  • Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts
  • Businessman Tom Steyer

How to Stream the Democratic Primary Debates Live Without Cable

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