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Vice presidential debate 2020: How to watch Pence vs. Harris debate live tomorrow

This story is part of Elections 2020, PJDM’s coverage of the run-up to voting in November.

Wednesday’s debate would be the just one between the 2 vice presidential candidates, Vice President Mike Pence and Sen. Kamala Harris, and the primary debate since President Donald Trump tested positive for COVID-19 final week. After returning from the hospital Monday night Trump tweeted that he was “looking forward” to debating Democratic nominee Joe Biden of their subsequent assembly, scheduled for October 15. In the meantime tomorrow’s vice presidential debate stays on monitor regardless of Pence’s publicity to a White Home during which multiple staffers have tested positive.

When is the vice presidential debate?

The VP debate between Pence and Democratic vice presidential nominee Sen. Kamala Harris is slated for Wednesday, Oct. 7 at 9 p.m. ET (6 p.m. PT) on the College of Utah in Salt Lake Metropolis. The talk will run for 90 minutes and comprise 9 10-minute segments with no business breaks. Susan Web page, USA At this time’s Washington bureau chief, will reasonable. 

How will the VP debate account for coronavirus?

In earlier years, two or three individuals shared moderator duties for the debates. With the coronavirus pandemic this yr, there will probably be a single moderator at every debate to scale back the variety of individuals within the room.

Pence, Harris and the moderator will sit roughly 12 toes aside to take care of social distancing. The 2 candidates will probably be separated by a plexiglass barrier, a concession to the COVID-19 outbreak at the White House requested by the Biden-Harris staff and granted by the Fee on Presidential Debates. The barrier was opposed by the Trump-Pence marketing campaign.

Such a barrier was not used in the course of the first presidential debate between Trump and Biden. Each Pence and Harris have to this point examined damaging for the virus and neither will put on masks on the talk stage.

Sen. Kamala Harris will debate Vice President Mike Pence in Utah on Wednesday evening.


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The talk matters will probably be chosen by Web page and haven’t but been launched. Along with the coronavirus pandemic that has contaminated 7.four million People, they may embrace racial unrest, the struggling economy and the Supreme Courtroom, a subject that has risen in urgency following the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and the nomination of Amy Coney Barrett to fill the vacant seat.

How can I watch the talk on TV or on-line?

The VP debate will probably be proven dwell on each main community and cable information channel, together with ABC, CBS, Fox, NBC, CNN, Fox Information, MSNBC and C-SPAN. You may additionally be capable of stream the debate live on YouTube by way of CBS Information and different companies like C-SPAN. (Editor’s be aware: CBS Information is owned by ViacomCBS, which additionally publishes PJDM.) The talk can even be streamed by means of Twitter’s US Election hub within the Discover tab.

What’s the full debate schedule?

Two extra presidential debates between Trump and Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden are deliberate after the vice presidential debate. 

Vice presidential debate

  • Date: Wednesday, Oct. 7
  • Location: College of Utah in Salt Lake Metropolis
  • Time: 9-10:30 p.m. ET (6-7:30 p.m. PT)
  • Moderator: Susan Web page, USA At this time Washington bureau chief

Second presidential debate

  • Date: Thursday, Oct. 15
  • Location: Adrienne Arsht Heart for the Performing Arts in Miami
  • Time: 9-10:30 p.m. ET (6-7:30 p.m. PT)
  • Moderator: Steve Scully, political editor of C-SPAN

Third presidential debate

  • Date: Thursday, Oct. 22
  • Location: Belmont College in Nashville, Tennessee
  • Time: 9-10:30 p.m. ET (6-7:30 p.m. PT)
  • Moderator: Kristen Welker, NBC Information White Home correspondent

How can I watch the vice presidential debate with out cable?

If you do not have a cable or satellite tv for pc TV subscription, you possibly can watch the talk with a live-TV streaming service. The entire companies listed beneath carry the main networks and cable information channels. If you wish to watch the talk on a specific native community, you possibly can verify if every service carries it in your space with the hyperlinks beneath.

In case you dwell in an space with good reception, you possibly can watch the talk on ABC, CBS, Fox or NBC totally free on over-the-air broadcast channels simply by attaching an affordable (under $30) indoor antenna to almost any TV.

It is talked about above, however to reiterate right here: In case you have a broadband connection, you possibly can watch the total debate dwell on YouTube and plenty of information websites. We’re linking right here to the protection from our sister web site, CBSN. (You may also watch at CBSNews.com, and on the CBSN app on varied sensible TV and cell app platforms.)

Sling TV’s $30-a-month Blue plan consists of NBC and Fox however none of its plans embrace ABC or CBS. The Blue plan additionally consists of well-liked cable information channels similar to CNN, Fox Information and MSNBC. Enter your deal with here to see which native channels can be found the place you reside.

Read our Sling TV review.

Hulu with Reside TV prices $55 a month and consists of the 4 main networks — ABC, CBS, Fox and NBC — together with well-liked cable information channels together with CNN, Fox Information and MSNBC. Click on the “View channels in your space” hyperlink on its welcome page to see which native channels are provided in your ZIP code.

Read our Hulu with Live TV review.

AT&T Now’s primary $55-a-month Plus package deal consists of the 4 main networks — ABC, CBS, Fox and NBC — together with well-liked cable information channels together with CNN, Fox Information and MSNBC. You need to use its channel lookup tool to see which native channels can be found the place you reside.

Read our AT&T TV Now review.

YouTube TV prices $65 a month and consists of the 4 main networks — ABC, CBS, Fox and NBC — together with well-liked cable information channels together with CNN, Fox Information and MSNBC. Plug in your ZIP code on its welcome page to see which native networks can be found in your space.

Read our YouTube TV review.

FuboTV prices $65 a month and consists of the 4 main networks — ABC, CBS, Fox and NBC — together with well-liked cable information channels together with Fox Information and MSNBC however not CNN. Click here to see which native channels you get.

Read our FuboTV review.

The entire dwell TV streaming services above provide free trials, help you cancel anytime and require a stable web connection. On the lookout for extra info? Check out our massive streaming services guide.

What else ought to I do know in regards to the 2020 election?

Past what’s positive to be a rare debate cycle, the election on Tuesday, Nov. three will probably be marked by disinformation from numerous sources each earlier than and after Election Day. Listed here are the info. 

Vote-by-mail: There was no proof of coordinated vote-by-mail fraud, with fewer than 150 felony convictions for the crime during the last 20 years. The president has voted by mail by means of his residence state of Florida, and Republican politicians and Trump’s members of the family, together with Donald Trump Jr., have recorded public service announcements encouraging Republicans to vote by mail

Completely different states have totally different strategies of verification, from a easy requirement of a signature to having a witness current. This is the right way to discover vote-by-mail information to your state.

And no, you possibly can’t vote by textual content in US federal or state elections.

Learn extra: How to commit mail-in voting fraud (It’s nearly impossible)

Absentee poll: Absentee poll is now getting used interchangeably with the time period “vote by mail” now that a minimum of 35 states have modified their insurance policies to make it simpler for anybody to use in an effort to curb the unfold of the coronavirus. Beforehand, many states solely allowed you to get an absentee poll should you have been deployed with the US armed forces, can be out of city on Election Day or sick.

Election outcomes: People are used to getting outcomes on election day, however this yr could possibly be totally different. Widespread use of mail-in ballots due to the coronavirus might imply a ultimate rely will get pushed out a number of days and even weeks as officers course of the backlog of votes.

QAnon: QAnon is a conspiracy idea that falsely claims that Trump is secretly preventing Democratic elites who run a Satanic baby sex-trafficking ring. Trump supporters and Congressional candidates have professed to be believers, regardless of a scarcity of any proof. Earlier this month, 17 Republican congressmen voted in opposition to a bipartisan resolution condemning QAnon

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Matt Elliott