On Saturday, ABC will broadcast the third and last Democratic debate this year. Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders, and Martin O'Malley will take the floor to talk about the latest issues and their stances on different topics. The debate is scheduled to begin at 8 p.m. Eastern time.
Here is what you need to know about the event:
Live stream: http://abcnews.go.com/Live
Location: St. Anselm College in Manchester, New Hampshire
Date and Time: Dec. 19, 8pm ET
With only three candidates left for the Democratic presidential nomination, statistics show that this is not exactly a tight race. A recent data published in Huffington Post shows Clinton is leading the pack with a 53.8% support, while Sanders trails at 30.6%, followed by O'Malley that has 2.7%.
For Sanders, he has to overcome a hurdle before entering this third Democratic debate. The senator from Vermont is allegedly involved in a data breach controversy. His staff reportedly accessed a confidential Clinton voter data.
Meanwhile, according to Bustle, the Democratic candidates will definitely discuss the issues of climate change, terrorism, as well as gun control. Climate change will be opened up in the debate, considering that global leaders just recently sealed a big agreement about global warming in Paris. Moreover, the candidates will also talk about their opinions in foreign policy and gun laws.
Since the last Democratic debate, more gun violence has erupted across the country, such as the mass killings by two Islamic jihadists in San Bernardino, California, on Dec. 2. The incident was considered as the second-most deadliest killing since the Sandy Hook Elementary shooting in 2012.
On other hand, the Tuesday's GOP primary debate did not deeply discuss gun control. The Republican candidates largely sounded off on strategies to defeat terrorism at home and abroad. The debate put the business tycoon Donald Trump in front, as he talked about the familiar highly polarizing anti-Muslim rhetoric.
For the Democratic candidates, they will be tested on their strategies to battle domestic and foreign terrorism in relation to the recent announcements from President Obama about ISIS.
Audiences can also air their opinions and views online by using the official hashtag of the event, #YourVoiceYourVote. The debate will be moderated by ABC World News Tonight anchor David Muir and chief global affairs correspondent Martha Raddatz.
The network also collaborated with the New Hampshire Union Leader, one of the most influential papers, for coverage of the debate.
The Fourth Democratic debate will be held next year, Jan17, 2016. It will be at Charleston, South Carolina and sponsored by NBC news and South Carolina Democratic Party.