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2020 US Vice-Presidential Debate: Everything You Need to Know

2020 US Vice-Presidential Debate: Everything You Need to Know

Following President Trump's COVID-19 diagnosis, the vice-presidential debate is pushing ahead on October 7, however with a couple of key wellbeing and security measures including setting the platform 12 feet separated. All things considered, there is by all accounts a contradiction between the Biden and Trump crusade groups with respect to putting a plexiglass hindrance between the up-and-comers.

On Monday, the Commission on Presidential Debates affirmed that a plexiglass shield would be set among Biden and Harris and furthermore between the competitors and the arbitrator, yet today, as indicated by the Washington Post, Vice President Pence's group is stating that they "[do] not see plexiglass dividers as restoratively fundamental, given other wellbeing measures at the debate."

Per the post, "The commission and the Biden lobby both said Tuesday they comprehended that the Pence group was in concurrence with the thought of plexiglass hindrances. However, the Pence group recommended they didn't need any such dividers around the VP, paying little heed to what Harris does."

Later in the day on Tuesday, CNN affirmed that the debate commission "will permit Mike Pence to partake without plexiglass obstructions around him at Wednesday's contest...But Kamala Harris and the debate mediator will be permitted to raise hindrances isolating them from the VP."

Kamala Harris and Mike Pence will be up on the stage.

Current Vice President Mike Pence stays on the Republican ticket with Donald Trump, and keeping in mind that Biden's quest for a VP applicant was a long one, on August 11, he affirmed that Kamala Harris would be his running mate. "I've concluded that Kamala Harris is the best individual to assist me with taking this battle to Donald Trump and Mike Pence and afterward to lead this country beginning in January 2021," he said in an announcement, and she later acknowledged the gathering's assignment for VP at the 2020 Democratic National Convention.

The debate will take place at the University of Utah.

More explicitly, the debate will be held in Kingsbury Hall on President's Circle. It will be directed by Susan Page of USA Today. Given that the pandemic keeps on being a general wellbeing worry in the United States, explicit social separating prerequisites and different estimates will be set up to execute the occasion securely.

Notably, following Trump's diagnosis, the up-and-comers' platform will be put 12 feet separated rather than 7 feet as at first arranged, per Bloomberg.

It's likewise likely there will be no handshake or physical contact between the two candidates, again as a wellbeing and security safeguard.

The Commission on Presidential Debates is implementing more "structure" following the first presidential debate.

"The CPD will be cautiously considering the changes that it will embrace and will declare those measures instantly," read an announcement delivered after the first presidential debate.

How you can watch?

The debate will begin at 9 p.m. ET and will run for an hour and a half without commercials. It is set to air on various channels including CNN, ABC, NBC, CBS, Fox, and CSPAN.

There won't be a second VP debate.

The event on October 7 is the only one planned.

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