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"Unforced Error" - Right-Wing Critics Slam RNC For Picking NBC To Host Tonight's GOP D

•, by Tyler Durden

Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley, businessman and entrepreneur Vivek Ramaswamy, and Sen. Tim Scott (R-S.C.) have all qualified for the latest debate and will take to the stage at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County.

All five of the GOP 2024 presidential candidates made the cut after polling at least 4 percent in two national polls or 4 percent in a national poll as well as two polls from four of the early-voting states of Iowa, New Hampshire, Nevada, and South Carolina.

The Republican White House hopefuls also needed to receive a minimum of 70,000 unique donors, with at least 200 of those coming from 20 states or territories.

Additionally, the candidates had to sign a number of RNC pledges, including promising to support the party's eventual nominee.

North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum failed to qualify for Wednesday's GOP presidential debate and won't appear on stage, according to the RNC, nor will former Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson, who qualified for and participated in the first debate but did not make the stage for the second one in Southern California.

Former Vice President Mike Pence dropped out of the race in October.

Elsewhere, former President Donald Trump, who did not appear at the first two debates (and is scheduled to skip this one), surpassed the donor and polling requirements with ease, according to an analysis by NBC News, and will instead hold a rally at Ted Hendricks Stadium in nearby Hialeah, Florida.

But, as Jackson Richman writes at The Epoch Times, while this will be an opportunity for the GOP candidates to appeal to those beyond the conservative echo chamber, it isn't without facing NBC's left-wing bias.

Following conservative Fox News and Fox Business hosting the first two Republican presidential primary debates, a liberal media outlet is set to put on the third one to the displeasure of conservative media critics.

NBC News will broadcast the Nov. 8 debate from the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County in Florida.