DNC not Fair and Inclusive: DNC balks at easing debate qualification rules

Image result for o my GodThe Democratic National Committee reportedly is rejecting calls to ease the requirements for qualifying for the next presidential debates. Nine Democratic presidential candidates, including the seven candidates who have earned spots on the stage, signed a letter to the DNC urging the party to lower the thresholds for poll numbers and fundraising.

Sen. Cory Booker (N.J.) and former Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julian Castro, who have failed to qualify for the January and February debates, also signed the letter.

The candidates said the debates should be open to anyone meeting either the polling or fundraising minimums, rather than both, because the current rules are having the “unintended consequence” of excluding candidates who “helped make this year’s primary field historically diverse.”

The DNC said the process has been “fair and transparent.”

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