DemDaily: Tonight’s Debate Details!

September 29, 2020

Tonight Joe Biden and Donald Trump will face off in the first presidential debate of the 2020 election tonight in Cleveland, Ohio, the heart of one of the traditional battleground states.

The event is one of four presidential and vice presidential debates between now and the November 3, 2020 election. All four debates will be moderated by a single individual.

2020 First Presidential Debate
Date: September 29, 2020, Tuesday
Time: 9:00pm - 10:30pm ET. The debate will last 90 minutes with no commercial breaks
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
Case Western Reserve University and Cleveland Clinic Health Education Campus
Moderator: Chris Wallace, Fox News Sunday Anchor
Candidates: Former Vice President and Democratic Presidential Nominee Joe Biden
and President Donald Trump
How To Watch: The debate will be shown live on every major network and cable news channel, including ABC, CBS, Fox, NBC, CNN, Fox News, MSNBC and C-SPAN, YouTube and online streaming

Topics: There will be no opening statements. Instead, moderator Chris Wallace will launch right into a series of questions he has chosen, divided into six 15-minute segments, including: 1) The Trump and Biden records, 2) The Supreme Court, 3) Covid-19, 4) the economy, 5) race and violence in cities, 6) the integrity of the election.

RealClearPolitics average of eleven national polls conducted between September 15th - September 28th shows Biden leading Trump by 6.1%.

Next Up!
2020 Vice Presidential Debate
Date:   October 7, 2020, Wednesday
Time:   9:00pm - 10:30pm ET
Location:  Salt Lake City, Utah
Host:  University of Utah
Moderator:  Susan Page, USA Today Washington Bureau Chief
Candidates:  US Senator and Democratic Vice Presidential nominee
Kamala Harris and Vice President Mike Pence


2020 Second Presidential Debate
Date:   October 15, 2020, Thursday
Time:   9:00pm - 10:30pm ET
Location:  Miami, Florida
Host:  Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts
Moderator:  Steve Scully, Senior Executive Producer and Political Editor at the C-SPAN Networks
Candidates:  Former Vice President and Democratic Presidential Nominee Joe Biden and President Donald Trump

2020 Third Presidential Debate
Date:   October 22, 2020, Thursday
Time:   9:00pm - 10:30pm ET
Location:  Nashville, Tennessee
Host:  Belmont University
Moderator:  Kristen Welker, Co-Anchor of NBC's Weekend TODAY & NBC News White House correspondent
Candidates:  Former Vice President and Democratic Presidential Nominee Joe Biden
and President Donald Trump


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