Is the DNC Tweaking its Formula Again to Pick Winners and Losers? by Steve MacDonald / 3 September 2019 3 September 2019 The DNC nixed Billionaire Tom Steyer from the next Dem debate. Crappy poll numbers and failed to meet donor requirements. Tulsi Gabbard, on the other hand, has reached the donor and polling requirements, and the DNC kicked her out too. Why?