Will The Democratic Debate Only Be On ABC? The Third Showdown Will Be Easy For Virtually Anyone To Watch
The next Democratic presidential debate, which is taking place in Manchester, New Hampshire, on Dec. 19, will be the last primary debate of the year. The event will be hosted by ABC News in partnership with the New Hampshire Union Leader and Saint Anselm College, where the event is being held. Does this mean that the debate will only air on ABC? Yes, but not to worry. Viewers will also be able to livestream the debate for free on ABC News' website, on the ABC News mobile app, as well as its apps for on Apple TV, Roku, and Xbox One.
On Saturday at 8 p.m., Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders, and Martin O'Malley will take the stage for their third debate, which will be moderated by ABC World News Tonight anchor David Muir and chief global affairs correspondent Martha Raddatz. Anyone with a TV will be able to watch the debate on ABC, and anyone with Internet connection will be able to catch it online without a paywall. You can even view the debate if you're on the go and all you have is your smartphone, as long as you have the ABC News mobile app. Basically, just about anyone can watch the debate in its entirety, and for free.
Viewers who want to participate in the public discourse surrounding the debate (or to just comment on Sanders' passionate hand gestures) can contribute to the discussion on Twitter using the hashtag #YourVoiceYourVote.
This time around, Clinton, Sanders, and O'Malley will likely square off again on climate change, terrorism, and, perhaps most pressingly, gun control. Since their last showdown on Nov. 14, two high-profile mass shootings have shaken the nation. On Nov. 27, a lone gunman opened fire at a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado Springs, and on Dec. 2, two people shot and killed 14 at a developmental health center in San Bernardino, California.
The candidates will likely also reiterate their stances on foreign policy in relation to President Obama's recent statements on ISIS.
Climate change could also play a role in the third debate, which follows the recent adoption of a landmark climate change accord in Paris which commits every single nation to lowering their greenhouse gas emissions. Beijing has seen red-alert levels of smog, while parts of the U.S. have been experiencing record-high temperatures throughout December.
According to a recent Huffington Post and Pollster poll, Clinton is still leading with 55 percent of support, followed by Sanders in second with 31.9 percent and O'Malley in third with 3.1 percent.