The Democratic National Committee voted on Saturday against allowing a climate change debate in the 2020 primary.
DNC Chair Tom Perez chose to put strict rules on what debates could take place at which times and with which contestants. When his plan did not include a climate debate, activists began organizing to force a vote to allow such an event.
That effort failed on Saturday.
The final vote was 222 against, 137 in favor.
in not at all a shock, there will be no DNC climate debate, after a vote just announced in San Francisco:
222 votes to not have a climate debate, 137 to have one.
— Edward-Isaac Dovere (@IsaacDovere) August 24, 2019
Final vote: Resolution 4 was defeated 222-137. Roll call will likely be available week after next, so, after labor day.
— 🕷Dante Atkins🕷 (@DanteAtkins) August 24, 2019