On Saturday night at 8 p.m. ET, ABC News will host the third and final Democratic debate of the year at Saint Anselm College in Manchester, New Hampshire. Once again, the candidates taking the stage will be Bernie Sanders, Martin O’Malley and front-runner Hillary Clinton.
As several other publications have pointed out, scheduling the debate on a Saturday night the week before Christmas is likely a strategic move by the Democratic National Committee in order to help Hillary cruise to the nomination without having a chance to make any major mistakes or give the other candidates a way into the race.
Although Bernie Sanders has plenty of homegrown support around the country, he still isn’t competing on a national level with Hillary Clinton. According to ABC News, “a new Quinnipiac poll in Iowa this week showed that 89 percent of Democrats thought Clinton could win the general election, but only 57 percent thought the same of Sanders.”
It’s certainly not going to be as chaotic as a Republican primary debate, but with recent accusations that Sanders’ campaign accessed confidential voter information originally collected by Clinton’s team, sparks may fly.
If you want to tune in and see what the Democratic candidates have to say about the latest world events, you can watch live on ABC tonight at 8 p.m. or online at ABCNews.go.com, where a free live stream will be available.