Headline RoundupOctober 7th, 2020

Perspectives: What to Expect from the Vice Presidential Debate

Summary from the AllSides News Team

The 2020 Vice Presidential Debate will be held Wednesday night at 9pm ET in Salt Lake City, UT. The debate will be moderated by Susan Page, USA Today's Washington bureau chief. Vice President Mike Pence will face off against Senator Kamala Harris as the nation deals with crises of stalled stimulus negotiations and President Donald Trump’s COVID-19 diagnosis. Pence and Harris will be separated by plexiglass barriers for COVID-19 safety, a move requested by the Harris team and criticized by Pence’s spokeswoman. Additionally, attendees will be escorted out if they refuse to wear masks. Voices in outlets on all sides varied widely in their opinions, with voices in right-rated outlets generally favoring Pence and voices in left-rated outlets generally favoring Harris. Some voices called the VP debate historic, and other voices called it irrelevant. Some voices discussed the purported difficulty of the VP candidates’ task to convey their respective running mates’ messages.

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