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How to watch tonight's Democratic debate

On Wednesday night, Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders will face off in their eighth debate, just three days after their last presidential debate in Flint, Michigan and a day after two additional primaries in Michigan and Mississippi.

The Washington Post and Univision will co-host the debate, which begins at 9 p.m. ET, from Miami Dade College.


  • Watch CBSN starting at 7 p.m. for coverage of the debate, simulcast by CNN

The debate comes a day after Sanders pulled off an upset in Michigan's primary, beating Clinton by 2 percentage points. Clinton won Mississippi. Over the weekend, Sanders won Maine, Kansas and Nebraska while Clinton won Louisiana. According to CBS News' latest count, Clinton has 1,213 delegates while Sanders has 557. A candidate needs 2,383 delegates in order to win the nomination.

Recent polls show Clinton continues to lead Sanders nationally. A NBC News/SurveyMonkey poll released Tuesday found 55 percent of Democratic voters back Clinton compared to 38 percent for Sanders.

At the debate Sunday night in Flint, Michigan, the two candidates argued about the 2008-2009 auto bailout to save the auto industry, gun manufacturer liability and discussed how to solve issues like the Flint water crisis. The two candidates also participated in a town hall Monday evening hosted by Fox News, where they talked about their favorite Republicans, abortion and the U.S. intervention into Libya, among other things.

And as Clinton appears to inch closer toward the nomination, former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg ruled out a presidential run on Monday.

"...When I look at the data, it's clear to me that if I entered the race, I could not win. I believe I could win a number of diverse states -- but not enough to win the 270 Electoral College votes necessary to win the presidency," he wrote in a column for Bloomberg View.

A Bloomberg adviser told CBS News that there was a path for Bloomberg to win 270 electoral votes in a general election if Trump were the GOP nominee and Sanders were Democratic nominee, but his team could not come up with a scenario where Bloomberg would reach 270 if Clinton were the Democratic nominee, which looks increasingly likely.


→ What: Eighth Democratic presidential debate

→ Where: Miami, Florida

→ When: 9 p.m. ET

→ On TV: CNN, FUSION, Univision

→ Online: CNN.com, washingtonpost.com, Fusion.net, univision.com

CBSN will have updates on the Democratic debate beginning at 9 p.m. ET


Univision's Maria Elena Salinas, Jorges Ramos and The Washington Post's Karen Tumulty will moderate.

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