Election 2020

Andrew Yang Has a Problem with Tonight’s Debate — and Football Is Involved

Ahead of the big face-off in Houston tonight, the tech entrepreneur and long-shot 2020 Democratic candidate says that NFL fans vote, too

Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang may have hit upon one issue for which he’s sure to get bipartisan support: Thursday nights in the fall are for football, not debates.

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Yang on Wednesday bemoaned the date of the third Democratic presidential primary debate, a three-hour affair in Houston set for 8 p.m. ET on Thursday.

That time, of course, means the debate will go head-to-head against an NFC South matchup between the Carolina Panthers and Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

That game is set for an 8:20 p.m. kickoff — and is airing on the NFL Network.

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“Why would you have a Democratic debate at the same time as an NFL game?” Yang asked in a tweet.

“Football fans vote, too.”

Yang, from talking about Carmelo Anthony and Jeremy Lin to challenging Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) to a game of basketball, clearly has the sports fan’s ear.

The tech entrepreneur has promised to do something big on the debate stage in Houston.

He teased the reveal in a tweet on Wednesday.

Ryan Gaydos is an editor for Fox News. This Fox News piece is used by permission.

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