President Trump and Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden will face each other for the last time on Thursday night in Nashville. This will be the last time candidates will cast their vote in the electorate while they share the debate phase before the vote ends on November 3rd.
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NBC News’ Kristen Welker will host a personal audience at Belmont University. All spectators must wear masks.
The debate is divided into six 15-minute sections on topics set by the moderator: COVID-19, American Families, Racing in America, Climate Change, National Security, and Leadership.
According to new rules announced on Monday According to the Presidential Debate Commission, each candidate has two continuous minutes to answer Welker’s questions. The other candidate’s microphone will be muted during this time, a change the Commission made after a much-criticized first presidential debate that was marked by constant interruption.
With Biden having a 10-point lead over Trump on average national polls, Thursday’s debate is one of the president’s debates last chance to shift the momentum of the race.
A new NPR /PBS NewsHour/ Marist survey found that Only 5% of the voters are still convincing. And according to the US election project at the University of Florida, more than 47 million people have already voted.