Eight days after a wild debate between President Trump and Joe Biden, it’s the Vice Presidential nominees’ time to spar. Vice President Mike Pence and Senator Kamala Harris will take the stage tonight under very different circumstances; with President Trump himself now diagnosed with COVID-19, expect his administration’s coronavirus response to be an even bigger issue in this debate. Here’s what else to look for tonight.
Where is tonight’s debate and who is moderating?
Tonight’s debate will take place at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City beginning at 9pm ET. Susan Page, Washington Bureau Chief, USA Today, will be the moderator for the event, which is expected to last about 90 minutes.
How will they keep the candidates safe?
Since President Trump’s COVID diagnosis, multiple officials and staff members that have been in contact with the President have also come down with the virus. Although Vice President Pence has been tested daily and has not yet had a positive result, both candidates will want to exercise caution during the debate. Plexiglass barriers have been put in place to separate the candidates, and they may use additional precautions.
How do I watch?
CNN will be putting their full debate coverage on Sling Free, so you can watch even without a Sling subscription. That also applies to ABC News Live, which is always available to Sling Free users. Fox News and MSNBC will also offer full coverage of the debate; both channels are available to Sling Blue subscribers.
When is the next debate?
The second Presidential debate is scheduled to take place a week from tomorrow, Thursday, Oct. 15, in Miami. But given Trump’s diagnosis and Biden’s recent statement that the debate should not take place if the President is still sick with coronavirus, details are still very much up in the air. We’ll keep you posted.
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