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2020 Democrats urge DNC to change debate qualifications

Nine Democratic presidential candidates signed a letter to Democratic National Committee leaders on Saturday urging the DNC to consider changing the debate qualifications for the January and February presidential primary debates.

DNC raises concerns about Facebook's ability to catch trolls

The Democratic National Committee wrote to Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg before Thanksgiving to raise concerns about the company's ability to catch online trolls and to change its political ad policy, according to a copy of the letter obtained by CNN.

Graham is '1,000% confident' Russia meddled in 2016 US election

Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham on Tuesday said he is "1,000% confident" that Russia, not Ukraine, meddled in the 2016 US presidential election, breaking from President Donald Trump and others in his party who have pushed the discredited conspiracy theory.

What is CrowdStrike and why is it part of whistleblower complaint?

The cybersecurity company CrowdStrike, which has been at the center of false conspiracy theories since 2016, is once again in focus after a White House transcript published on Wednesday revealed President Donald Trump brought it up in his July call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky.

DNC raises polling and donor thresholds for November debate

The Democratic National Committee on Monday announced higher polling and donor thresholds to qualify for the party's 2020 presidential primary debates -- changes that could soon reduce the number of candidates on stage and, in turn, effectively winnow the field.

DNC sets date for October presidential primary debate

The October Democratic presidential primary debate will take place in Ohio on October 15 with a potential second debate the following night if enough candidates qualify, according to an email sent by the Democratic National Committee to the 2020 democratic presidential campaigns and provided to CNN by a source.

DNC plans to reject Iowa virtual caucus over security concerns

The Democratic National Committee has recommended rejecting proposals from Iowa and Nevada that would allow virtual caucuses, injecting uncertainty into the party's presidential voting process five months before the ballots are cast in the early states.

DNC votes against allowing single-topic debates

Democratic National Committee members on Saturday voted down a resolution that would have resulted in single-issue debates among candidates -- including on the issue of the climate crisis.

Dems deepfake chairman to highlight 2020 concerns

The Democratic National Committee wanted to demonstrate the potential threat to the 2020 election posed by deepfake videos — clips created with artificial intelligence that can make people appear to do or say things they never did. So the committee came up with a novel solution: It had experts make one, with its chair as the victim.

DNC chair dismisses suggestion 'the Squad' is Dem liability

Tom Perez, chair of the Democratic National Convention, said Thursday that he does not consider the four progressive congresswomen attacked by President Donald Trump this week a liability to the Democratic Party, calling the party's "unity" the President's "worst nightmare."

Big Tech braces for presidential debates, target of Russian trolls

Silicon Valley is preparing for its first high-profile challenge of the 2020 presidential campaign: the Democratic presidential debates. Facebook and Twitter are taking additional steps to monitor debate activity on their platform next week and the Democratic National Committee will have a team scanning social media for unusual activity, CNN Business has learned.