Here are the 2020 Democratic presidential candidates who will be on stage at tonight's debate in Atlanta

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FILE PHOTO: Senator Bernie Sanders, former Vice President Joe Biden, Senator Elizabeth Warren and Senator Kamala Harris (L-R) participate in the 2020 Democratic U.S. presidential debate in Houston, Texas, U.S. September 12, 2019. REUTERS/Mike Blake/File Photo

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  • Ten candidates have qualified for the fifth Democratic primary debate hosted by MSNBC and the Washington Post tonight, November 20 in Atlanta, Georgia. 
  • Candidates needed both 165,000 individual donors and to earn either 3% in four DNC-approved national polls or 5% in two approved early-state polls, leaving some candidates off the stage. 
  • Former Rep. Beto O'Rourke dropped out of the race on November 1 after failing to qualify for the November debate and former HUD Secretary Julian Castro attained zero polls, meaning he'll also miss the stage.
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Ten candidates have qualified for tonight's fifth Democratic primary debate on November 20, which will be hosted by MSNBC and the Washington Post in Atlanta, Georgia. 

In order to qualify for the November debate, candidates needed both 165,000 individual donors and to earn either 3% in four DNC-approved national polls or 5% in two approved early-state polls from Iowa, New Hampshire, South Carolina, or Nevada. 

Polls released between September 13 and November 13 — the week before the debate — counted towards qualification. 

So far, ten candidates have met both requirements, according to Politico's Democratic primary poll tracker. 

But the stricter polling requirements leaft some mid-tier candidates who easily qualified for the September and October debates completely off the stage. 

Former Rep. Beto O'Rourke dropped out of the race on November 1 after failing to qualify for the November debate and former HUD Secretary Julian Castro attained zero polls, meaning he'll also miss the stage. Castro recently threatened to drop out of the race altogether if he doesn't raise $800,000 by Halloween.  

Sen. Kamala Harris

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Sen. Amy Klobuchar

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Andrew Yang