The third Democratic U.S. presidential debate is scheduled to take place at Saint Anselm College in Manchester, New Hampshire, Saturday night. The lineup will appear familiar to viewers as it’s the same one they saw while tuning in to watch the trio of 2016 hopefuls last month.
Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont and former Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley have been preparing to be questioned by David Muir and Martha Raddatz of ABC News, which will host the debate along with the New Hampshire Democratic Party and the local Union Leader newspaper. WMUR-TV, a local station, also was supposed to be a co-sponsor, but was cut this month after it failed to resolve a labor dispute with its employees.
Clinton remains the clear leader among the small group of candidates, with her support at 55.9 percent, according to the RealClearPolitics average of all Democratic presidential-nomination polls on a national basis. Lagging behind her are Sanders at 31.1 percent and O’Malley at 3.0 percent.
ABC News has been fairly tight-lipped about the details of this debate, so we don’t know its format or whether there will be any special focus, but we do know the logistics. Unlike the case with the Republican presidential candidates, there will be only one debate for the three Democratic contenders, which makes the evening a shorter affair. Here’s everything you need to know to watch the Democratic debate Saturday night.
Start time: 8 p.m. EST
TV channel: ABC
Online: ABC is offering live-stream coverage of the debate on its website for free. You don’t need a cable-TV subscription to tune in.
Other Devices: Viewers can stream the debate for free through ABC’s mobile app, as well as via Apple TV, Roku and Xbox One.
Hashtags: The official hashtag ABC News will be pushing is #YourVoiceYourVote.