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Who Won Night 2 of the Democratic Debate?

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Democratic presidential hopefuls (fromL) US author and writer Marianne Williamson, former Governor of Colorado John Hickenlooper, US attorney and entrepreneur Andrew Yang, Mayor of South Bend, Indiana Pete Buttigieg, former US Vice President Joseph R. Biden, US Senator for Vermont Bernie Sanders, US Senator for California Kamala Harris, US Senator for New York Kirsten Gillibrand, US Senator for Colorado Michael Bennet, US Representative for California's 15th congressional district Eric Swalwell, participate in the second Democratic primary debate of the 2020 presidential campaign season hosted by NBC News at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts in Miami, Florida, June 27, 2019. (Photo by SAUL LOEB / AFP) (Photo credit should read SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

The second group of Democratic presidential hopefuls tackled hot-topic subjects from health care reform to national security to racism and beyond on Thursday, June 27, the second night of the Democratic debate in Miami.

The candidates included some of the biggest names in the crowded field vying for the nomination: former Vice President Joe Biden; Sen. Kamala Harris of California; Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont; Mayor Pete Buttigieg of South Bend, Indiana; and Sen. Kristen Gellibrand of New York. Sen. Michael Bennet of Colorado, former Colorado Sen. John Hickenlooper, Congressman Eric Swalwell of California, author and spiritual guru Marianne Williamson, and entrepreneur Andrew Yang. (Elizabeth Warren, Cory Booker, Beto O’Rourke and more debated on Wednesday.)

Just as on the first night—which you guys declared Warren the winner of— candidates had 60 seconds to answer the moderators’ questions. But unlike the previous evening, the presidential hopefuls interrupted with raised voices and talked over each other a lot more.

As they bickered, Donald Trump, who is in Japan for the G20 Summit, watched—and surprise, surprise—tweeted. He especially took issue when the candidates raised their hands to indicate they would support providing health insurance to undocumented immigrants. “All Democrats just raised their hands for giving millions of illegal aliens unlimited healthcare,” he wrote. “How about taking care of American Citizens first!? That’s the end of that race!”

After the second night of debating, who do you think came out on top in round 2?