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How to watch the most important Republican debate of the election cycle tonight

CNN Republican Debate 2016

After one of the most chaotic presidential primary seasons in American history, just five Republican candidates are still in the running. It has taken months to whittle down the crowd to a manageable number, but it couldn’t have come at a better time. After all, Super Tuesday is just days away, and Trump is looking to lock up the race once and for all.

That’s why tonight’s debate on CNN might be the most important to date.

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After losing Iowa to Ted Cruz, Donald Trump proceeded to sweep New Hampshire, South Carolina and Nevada. If the Republican establishment has any plans to stop his ascendancy to the nomination, Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz will need to come out swinging tonight. But even if they do, many outlets are saying it might be too little, too late.

Whatever the case, this is sure to be an eventful debate, so here’s everything you need to know if you want to watch it on Thursday night:

  • How to watch: CNN on TV, or the CNN App
  • When: 8:30 p.m. ET
  • Where: University of Houston in Houston, Texas

We’ll do our best to find a live stream during the event, but if we can’t find anything you will be able to watch the stream free on

Jacob started covering video games and technology in college as a hobby, but it quickly became clear to him that this was what he wanted to do for a living. He currently resides in New York writing for BGR. His previously published work can be found on TechHive, VentureBeat and Game Rant.