News analysis | A rancorous debate, a presidential COVID-19 diagnosis, and a high-stakes Supreme Court nomination set an unpredictable stage for the 2020 election
by Jamie Dean
Posted 10/07/20, 02:47 pm
When Jaime Harrison arrived for a televised debate with Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., on Oct. 3, the Democratic challenger brought his own personal protective equipment: Harrison set up a tall, multipaneled, plexiglass divider around his lectern.
“Tonight I’m taking this seriously,” he said.
It had been a seriously distressing week: Four days earlier, President Donald Trump and Democratic nominee Joe Biden faced off in their first presidential debate, and the evening proved a source of misery for moderator and viewers alike.