Commission on Presidential Debates to Make Changes to Debate Format

Headline Roundup October 1st, 2020

The Commission on Presidential Debates will be making changes to the format of the remaining two debates.

In response to Tuesday night's face-off between President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden, the Commission is considering controlling the two candidates' microphones and their ability to interrupt one another and the moderator.

Commission on Presidential Debates to Make Changes to Debate Format

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The commission that oversees the general election presidential debates said Wednesday it will be making changes to the format of the remaining two debates. One key change it plans to implement: Cutting off the microphones of President Trump and Joe Biden if they break the rules, according to a source familiar with the commission's deliberations. The plans have not been finalized and the commission is still considering how it would carry out the plan.

The Commission on Presidential Debates is responding to Tuesday's face-off between President Trump and former Vice...

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The presidential debate commission is considering giving the moderator the opportunity to cut a candidate’s mic at the next matchup between President Trump and Joe Biden, it was revealed Wednesday.

The debate commission announced that it will adopt changes in order to avoid a repeat of Tuesday night’s clash between the candidates, which has been referred to as a “dumpster fire” and a “sh–storm.”

The Associated Press reported that one change being discussed is giving the moderator the ability to cut off the microphone of one of the debate participants...

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The commission that oversees US presidential debates says it will change the format to ensure the remaining two encounters between Donald Trump and Joe Biden are more orderly.

One new measure could be to cut the microphones if the candidates try to interrupt each other, US media report.

The announcement follows Tuesday's ill-tempered debate that descended into squabbling, bickering and insults.

President Trump's team has already criticised the commission's plans.

The tone and tactics of the first presidential debate were criticised across the US and around the world.

The fallout,...

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