The Democratic Party is a political party of the United States of America. It was founded on January 8, 1828. Both parties (Republican and Democratic) give a tough fight to each other. Well, this party is the oldest political party in the world. Till date, there have been 15 Presidents from the Democratic Party. The blue color represents the party.
Who is leading Democratic Primary?
Joe Biden is currently leading the party by 1,217 delegates and 914 have been declared in favor of Bernie Sanders. However, 2,302 delegates have been declared and for winning the nomination 1,991 delegates are required. The Chairperson of the party is Tom Perez and the speaker of the house is Nancy Pelosi. Steny Hoyer is the House Majority Leader while Chuck Schumer is the Senate Minority Leader.
Democratic Party Beliefs
The ideology of the democratic party revolved around rural interests and farmers. They came up to support labor unions along with ethnic and religious minorities as well. It has always stood against progressive income taxes that have been favored, unregulated finance and business too. The party in the 21st century is actually a coalition of progressives, liberals as well as centrists.
Upcoming Democratic Party Debate
The DNC (popularly known as “Democratic National Committee“) looks after all the promotional activities of the party. It also focuses on the organizational strategy more than public policy. The framework of the Democratic National Committee calls for 12 debates. The last one will be going to held in April. Since the CoronaVirus pandemic has taken the world by storm and the U.S.A has the highest number of infected patients as of now, it is highly doubtful that the 12th debate will actually occur. There aren’t any details available regarding the location and time of the debate.
Democratic Party Candidates
When it comes to the major candidates of the party, there are 29. Out of which 23 took part in at least 1 of the debates. Bernie Sanders and Joe Biden are the active major candidates of the party. They took part in all 11 debates.
Some candidates who actively participate in the debates :
The schedule of the debates held:
First Debate: June 26-27, 2019
Second Debate: July 30-31, 2019
Third Debate: September 12, 2019
Fourth Debate: October 15, 2019
Fifth Debate: November 20, 2019
Sixth Debate: December 19, 2019
Seventh Debate: January 14, 2020
Eighth Debate: February 7, 2020
Ninth Debate: February 19, 2020
Tenth Debate: February 25, 2020
Eleventh Debate: March 15, 2020
Twelfth Debate: TBD
Democratic Primary Election
The Democratic Primary is now going to held on June 23, 2020. The date has been shifted due to the worse condition of the country. Governor Andrew Cuomo made this announcement on Saturday. Cuomo said that an executive order will be issued for delaying the vote and hence will be aligned with legislative and congressional primaries. In 2016 elections, Hillary Clinton officially nominated for president and Virginia Senator Tim Kaine for vice president by Democratic National Convention. This time it may be Joe Biden in 2020 elections. So, Let’s see who will going to rule over the elections.