Debate Schedule for 2020 General Election Announced


The nonpartisan organization that sponsors presidential and vice presidential debates during the general election cycle every four years has announced the dates and locations for the 2020 debates.

Democrats have yet to nominate someone to take on President Donald Trump, who will almost certainly be the Republican nominee.

In the latest RealClearPolitics polling average, former Vice President Joe Biden has 27.8 percent support nationwide, while Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren is close behind with 26 percent support.

The Democratic candidate who ends up debating Trump will do so in Indiana, Michigan and Tennessee next September and October, the Commission on Presidential Debates said in a news release Friday.

The first presidential debate will occur Sept. 29, 2020, at the University of Notre Dame in Indiana.

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The second is set for Oct. 15, 2020. That one will be held at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor.

The final presidential debate is scheduled for Oct. 22, 2020, at Belmont University in Nashville.

The CPD is also organizing a vice presidential debate, which will be held Oct. 7, 2020, at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City.

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Each of the debates is set to start at 9 p.m. Eastern Time and will last for 90 minutes, with no commercial breaks.

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The CPD, founded in 1987, has been hosting presidential and vice presidential debates for more than three decades.

According to data from Nielsen Media Research, the 2016 presidential and vice presidential debates broke a record in terms of TV viewers.

A total of 259 million viewers tuned in to see the three debates between Trump and then-Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton as well as the vice presidential face-off between their running mates, then-Indiana Gov. Mike Pence and Democratic Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine, Adweek reported.

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Joe Setyon was a deputy managing editor for The Western Journal who had spent his entire professional career in editing and reporting. He previously worked in Washington, D.C., as an assistant editor/reporter for Reason magazine.
Joe Setyon was deputy managing editor for The Western Journal with several years of copy editing and reporting experience. He graduated with a degree in communication studies from Grove City College, where he served as managing editor of the student-run newspaper. Joe previously worked as an assistant editor/reporter for Reason magazine, a libertarian publication in Washington, D.C., where he covered politics and wrote about government waste and abuse.
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