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Mon Oct 19, 2020, 07:35 PM

Debate commission to mute candidates during their opponent's initial responses to prevent interrupti

https://www.cnn.com/2020/10/19/politics/presidential-debate/index.html

Former Vice President Joe Biden and President Donald Trump will have their microphones muted during portions of the second and final presidential debate on Thursday night, the Commission on Presidential Debates announced on Monday in a decision that will likely anger the President.

The decision came after the commission met Monday afternoon to discuss potential rule changes to the debate format. They decided that the changes were needed because of how the first debate between Biden and Trump devolved into chaos, with the President frequently interrupting the former vice president.

The change is sure to anger the Trump and his campaign, who have signaled that any changes to the procedures will be unacceptable to them, which the commission acknowledged in its statement.

"We realize, after discussions with both campaigns, that neither campaign may be totally satisfied with the measures announced today," the statement read. "One may think they go too far, and one may think they do not go far enough. We are comfortable that these actions strike the right balance and that they are in the interest of the American people, for whom these debates are held."

The muting will work like this: At the start of each of the six segments of the debate, each candidate will be given two minutes to answer an initial question. During that portion, the opposing candidate's microphone will be muted.

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Reply Debate commission to mute candidates during their opponent's initial responses to prevent interrupti (Original post)
ItsjustMe Oct 2020 OP
Siwsan Oct 2020 #1
Dream Girl Oct 2020 #4
Siwsan Oct 2020 #6
Gothmog Oct 2020 #5
Frasier Balzov Oct 2020 #2
Gothmog Oct 2020 #3
captain queeg Oct 2020 #7
ProudMNDemocrat Oct 2020 #8

Response to ItsjustMe (Original post)

Mon Oct 19, 2020, 07:38 PM

1. I'm not counting on the debate happening

And, if it does, we might actually see a trump* meltdown, real time.

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Response to Siwsan (Reply #1)

Mon Oct 19, 2020, 07:54 PM

4. Nope. It's not gonna happen.

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Response to Dream Girl (Reply #4)

Mon Oct 19, 2020, 08:03 PM

6. Let's just say I won't be holding my breath.

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Response to Siwsan (Reply #1)

Mon Oct 19, 2020, 07:56 PM

5. I agree

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Response to ItsjustMe (Original post)

Mon Oct 19, 2020, 07:42 PM

2. A mute button isn't going to stop Trump.

He will just yell.

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Response to ItsjustMe (Original post)

Mon Oct 19, 2020, 07:50 PM

3. Will trump show up?

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Response to ItsjustMe (Original post)

Mon Oct 19, 2020, 08:09 PM

7. I saw the Trumpers post,full of whining, where they were complaining about

“Last minute changes”. Now I see why. And they are also demanding the debate stick to foreign policy? Do they think that’s a winning topic for them? I hope we get some real time fact checking. As far as I’m concerned they can just call it off.

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Response to ItsjustMe (Original post)

Mon Oct 19, 2020, 08:17 PM

8. Trumpy was upset with the topics of all things....

If Trump bails, Biden gets the 90 minutes all to himself.

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