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Trump, Biden prepare for final debate

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 10/21/20, 09:49 am

Kristen Welker of NBC News will moderate the final presidential debate at Belmont University in Nashville, Tenn., at 9 pm EDT on Thursday. A scheduled debate on Oct. 15 did not occur after President Donald Trump opted not to participate in a virtual event after testing positive for COVID-19.

Any changes to the debate format? The Commission on Presidential Debates confirmed Monday that organizers would mute the microphones of Trump and Joe Biden to allow each candidate to speak uninterrupted for the first two minutes of each topic. Both microphones will remain turned on during the open discussion portion of the debate. The 90-minute debate will include questions on national security, race in America, and the pandemic, among other topics.

Dig deeper: Read Kyle Ziemnick’s report in The Stew on the Constitution’s provision for a tied election.


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Onize Ohikere

Onize is WORLD's Africa reporter. She is a World Journalism Institute graduate and earned a journalism degree from Minnesota State University-Moorhead. Onize resides in Abuja, Nigeria. Follow her on Twitter @onize_ohiks.

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