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Seven Democratic presidential candidates qualified for the South Carolina debate:
- Former Vice President Joe Biden
- Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg
- Former South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg
- Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar
- Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren
- Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders
- Businessman Tom Steyer
Who didn’t make the cut?
Hawaii Rep. Tulsi Gabbard did not qualify for the debate stage in South Carolina.
How was the stage decided?
Candidates could either qualify for the debate by meeting a delegate threshold or meeting a polling threshold. To meet the delegate threshold, candidates need to win at least one pledged delegate to the Democratic National Convention from either the Iowa caucuses, the New Hampshire primary or the Nevada caucuses.
To meet the polling threshold for the debate, candidates needed to meet the four-poll threshold or the early state polling threshold. For the four-poll threshold, candidates needed to receive 10% or more support in at least four national or single-state polls of South Carolina. To meet the early state polling threshold, candidates needed to receive 12% or more support in two single-state polls in South Carolina.