How to watch the Democratic debate in Washington, DC if you don’t have cable

by Kelvin
How to watch the Democratic debate in Washington, DC if you don't have cable

Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders will face off in the eleventh Democratic primary debate in Washington, DC.

The coronavirus crisis has generated many cancellations and changes, and the 2020 electoral calendar in the United States is no exception. The Democratic National Committee (DNC) decided to move the eleventh debate to Washington, DC, in part to reduce travel in the country. The debate was originally scheduled to take place in Arizona and one of the moderators, the Mexican journalist Jorge Ramos, canceled his presence for having been exposed to a person with coronavirus. In addition, as another way to comply with the opinions of social distancing, the two remaining candidates, Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders, will face each other without a live audience.

Last month, during the debate in South Carolina, there were still live audiences and seven candidates on stage. Now, after a Super Tuesday shake-up that saw five candidates withdraw, only two Democratic presidential hopefuls remain standing. After his great performance on Super Tuesday and again last Tuesday with victories in Idaho, Michigan, Mississippi and Missouri, Biden has the momentum and a clear lead over Sanders. The former vice president can consolidate his favorite status on March 17, when Arizona votes along with delegate-rich states like Florida, Illinois and Ohio.


The next debate will take place on Sunday, March 15 at 8 p.m. US Eastern Time (5 p.m. Pacific Time) and will air live on CNN and Univision from CNN’s DC studios. We tell you how you can watch it for free, even if you don’t have cable.

Which candidates participate in the debate on March 15?

There are only two left:

  • Former Vice President Joe Biden.
  • Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders.

Who organizes and moderates the debate?

Organized by CNN and Univision in partnership with CHC Bold, the Congressional Hispanic Caucus political action committee, the debate will be moderated by CNN’s Dana Bash and Jake Tapper.

Originally Jorge Ramos of Univision was also scheduled to moderate, but the DNC says he will not participate because he may have been exposed to the coronavirus. Ramos will be replaced by Univisión news anchor Ilia Calderón.

How can I see the debate without paying?

The debate begins Sunday at 8 p.m. Eastern Time (5 p.m. Pacific) and will air simultaneously on CNN and Univision. Can you do it streaming of the live debate on the digital platforms of CNN and Univision. Typically, you need to be signed in to demonstrate that you have a Pay TV subscription for that broadcast, but the discussion is an exception. You don’t need to authenticate to see Sanders and Biden meet on Sunday.

What other ways are there to see the debate?

Those who have cut the cable and subscribed to a live TV streaming service will also be able to watch the debate. The top five services, listed below, offer CNN, but only FuboTV will broadcast the Spanish-language broadcast on Univision.

Sling TV does not offer Univision, but its $ 30 a month Blue and Orange plans include CNN. Sling packages have a discount of US $ 10 during the first month.
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