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

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

Prepare for an evening of political firsts. Tonight’s debate would be the first and just one between the 2 vice presidential candidates, Vice President Mike Pence and Democratic vice presidential nominee Sen. Kamala Harris, herself the primary Black lady and the primary particular person of Indian descent on a significant get together ticket. It is also the primary debate since President Donald Trump revealed he 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 Oct. 15. In the meantime tonight’s vice presidential debate will proceed regardless of Pence’s publicity to a White Home by which multiple staffers have tested positive.

When is the vice presidential debate?

The VP debate between Pence and 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 Right now’s Washington bureau chief, will reasonable. 

How will the VP debate account for coronavirus?

In earlier years, two or three folks shared moderator duties for the debates. With the coronavirus pandemic this 12 months, there might be a single moderator at every debate to scale back the variety of folks within the room.

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

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


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

The debate topics are chosen by Web page and in contrast to the primary presidential debate, is not going to be disclosed forward of time. Along with the coronavirus pandemic that has contaminated 7.four million Individuals, they might 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 might be proven stay on each main community and cable information channel, together with ABC, CBS, Fox, NBC, CNN, Fox Information, MSNBC and C-SPAN. You will additionally be capable to 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 may even be streamed via 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 Right now 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. All the 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.

When you stay in an space with good reception, you possibly can watch the talk on ABC, CBS, Fox or NBC free of charge on over-the-air broadcast channels simply by attaching an affordable (under $30) indoor antenna to just about any TV.

It is talked about above, however to reiterate right here: When you have a broadband connection, you possibly can watch the complete debate stay on YouTube and plenty of information websites. We’re linking right here to the protection from our sister website, CBSN. (You too can watch at CBSNews.com, and on the CBSN app on varied good TV and cellular app platforms.)

Sling TV’s $30-a-month Blue plan contains NBC and Fox however none of its plans embrace ABC or CBS. The Blue plan additionally contains fashionable cable information channels akin 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 Stay TV prices $55 a month and contains the 4 main networks — ABC, CBS, Fox and NBC — together with fashionable 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 supplied in your ZIP code.

Read our Hulu with Live TV review.

AT&T Now’s primary $55-a-month Plus package deal contains the 4 main networks — ABC, CBS, Fox and NBC — together with fashionable cable information channels together with CNN, Fox Information and MSNBC. You should utilize 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 contains the 4 main networks — ABC, CBS, Fox and NBC — together with fashionable 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 contains the 4 main networks — ABC, CBS, Fox and NBC — together with fashionable 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.

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

What else ought to I do know concerning the 2020 election?

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

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

Totally different states have totally different strategies of verification, from a easy requirement of a signature to having a witness current. Here is learn how 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 not less than 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 if you happen to had been deployed with the US armed forces, could be out of city on Election Day or ailing.

Election outcomes: Individuals are used to getting outcomes on election day, however this 12 months may very well be totally different. Widespread use of mail-in ballots due to the coronavirus might imply a closing depend will get pushed out a number of days and even weeks as officers course of the backlog of votes.

QAnon: QAnon is a conspiracy principle that falsely claims that Trump is secretly preventing Democratic elites who run a Satanic little one 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