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From left, Marianne Williamson, Rep. Tim Ryan (D-Ohio),

From left, Marianne Williamson, Rep. Tim Ryan (D-Ohio), Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.), South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), former Texas Rep. Beto O'Rourke, former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper, former Maryland Rep. John Delaney and Montana Gov. Steve Bullock take the stage at the beginning of CNN's Democratic presidential debate on Tuesday in the Fox Theatre in Detroit. Credit: Getty Images / Scott Olson

The 2020 Democratic presidential debates return this week. The Newsday Editorial Board again on Wednesday night will rate candidates’ performances on a scale of 1 to 5 stars in real-time throughout the two-hour event. Here's a recap and ratings they gave for Tuesday night's debate round.

Both groups chose Sen. Elizabeth Warren as the winner of the first night of debates, with readers awarding Warren with a total of 160 stars.

But who else did Point subscribers like during the debate? South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg came in a close second place with a total of 149 stars, while Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders came in a distant third place with 123 stars.

And guess what, those were the same second-place and third-place winners the editorial board picked as well.

Like last night we are inviting Point readers to join along on the live action here. You can rate each candidate on the same scale of 1 to 5 stars, an exclusive offer only for Point newsletter subscribers. Not a Point subscriber yet? Sign up and rate right after here.

The winner selected by our Point community will be compared to the candidate the editorial board chose as the best of the night. And don’t worry if you really thought Andrew Yang did best; no individual’s rating will be made public.

As always, remember to follow @NewsdayOpinion’s Twitter feed as the editorial board members provide commentary there during the debate.