What You Need To Know About Tonight’s Presidential Debate

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Tonight, we have the long awaited debate between Joe Biden and Donald Trump. Nearly 74% of voters in one poll confirmed they plan to watch the debate live.

There seem to be two schools of thought on this particular debate. One is that nothing either man does will change anyone’s mind as to who they are voting for. The other is that this debate is the last chance that either of them will have to get the attention of the swing-state voters who will decide the election.

Either way, by the time the second debate rolls around in mid-October, millions of voters will have already voted. So, if there’s a debate to watch, it’s this one.

How to watch the debate

When: Tuesday, September 29 at 6pm PST/9pm EST

Where: Case Western Reserve University and Cleveland Clinic are cohosting the event

Channels: Basically, the debate will be everywhere. ABC, CBS, NBC, Fox, PBS, Telemundo, Univision, CNN, MSNBC, and CSPAN. YouTube, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, and more will be livestreaming it. You can also listen to it on NPR.

Who is moderating the debate?

Chris Wallace, the anchor of “Fox News Sunday.” If you remember, he moderated the third debate in 2016 between Trump and Hillary Clinton, and was well received.

What topics will be covered?

Wallace chose the following six topics: “The Trump and Biden Records,” “The Supreme Court,” “Covid-19,” “The Economy,” “The Integrity of the Election” and “Race and Violence in Our Cities.” It should be noted that he has received a fair amount of criticism for the wording of that final topic. These topics were also announced well before the news about Trump’s taxes came out.

When are the next debates?

The next presidential debates are on October 15 in Nashville, and October 22 in Miami. The vice presidential debate between Senator Kamala Harris and Vice President Mike Pence will be in Salt Lake City on October 7.

Additional reading

How to Win a Debate With a Bully

Five things to watch in the first Trump-Biden debate


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  1. TokyoSand, count me in the 26%. I try to not watch the incumbent president as I have this thing about being lied to. I would run out of digits counting them, if I did. I will just read about it tomorrow. Keith

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