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Donald Trump (left); Joe Biden (right)

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By BWSTimes Staff 

It’s the moment America has long-awaited, the first head to head match between the Democratic and Republican nominees: President Donald J. Trump and former Vice President Joe R. Biden.

Tonight format in Cleveland, Ohio, at Case Western Reserve University: The two candidates will engage in six 15-minute segments with six topics selected by Fox News journalist Chris Wallace. Wallace will moderate tonight’s showdown and open each segment with a question, after which each candidate will have two minutes to respond.

According to the Commission on Presidential Debates (CPD) and subject to possible changes because of news developments, tonight’s topics are as follows, not necessarily to be brought up in this order:

  • The Trump and Biden Records
  • The Supreme Court
  • Covid-19
  • The Economy
  • Race and Violence in our Cities
  • The Integrity of the Election

Topics for all following 2020 presidential debates have yet to be publicly announced. 

While the pandemic fundamentally changes how we do education in this country, frustrating millions of parents and families and wildfires ravage the pacific cost, Education and Global Warming will probably not be discussed at tonight’s debate as each candidate has been instructed to strictly stick to the subject of the question “in order to encourage in-depth discussion of the leading issues facing the country,” per CPD advisement.

All debates start at 9:00 p.m. ET and run for 90 minutes without commercial interruption.

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