The Cost of a Debate
Voters Emily Kiley and Peter Davis have been volunteering and supporting Bernie Sanders's campaign for months.
"We watch every debate that goes on so now that one’s coming to Charleston that’s insanely exciting," Kiley said. "Of course the first thing we do is look for tickets."
The couple has signed up to be a part of more than 800 volunteers to help set up or work the debate.
“But there’s no access to tickets on any Democratic site that we could see,” Kiley said.
That's because tickets aren't readily available. The Charleston County Democratic Party website says "The only guaranteed way to get a ticket is to become a sponsor of the debate."
Sponsorship ranges from $1,750 to $3,200 each for attendance to multiple “First in the South” events.
Just in case anyone was wondering why Mayor Pete, Joe Biden, and Liz Klobuchar supporters were making more noise than the Bernie folks, it's because Bernie's supporters couldn't afford to be at the event.