Commission on Presidential Debates

Debate Commission Will Silence Microphones in Final Debate

The Commission on Presidential Debates (CPD) has adopted a new rule ahead of Thursday’s second and final presidential debate and will silence the microphone of the candidate who does not have the floor during the uninterrupted two-minute periods at the start of each segment.

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Trump: Debate Rule Changes ‘Would Be Very Bad’

On Thursday’s broadcast of the Fox News Channel’s “Hannity,” President Donald Trump stated that he thinks “it would be very bad” if the Commission on Presidential Debates changed the rules for the next presidential debates. Host Sean Hannity asked, “What if

CLEVELAND, OHIO - SEPTEMBER 29: U.S. President Donald Trump speaks during the first presidential debate against former Vice President and Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden at the Health Education Campus of Case Western Reserve University on September 29, 2020 in Cleveland, Ohio. This is the first of three planned debates …

Poll: 98% Voters Say Debate Did Not Sway Candidate Choice

A CNBC/Change Research poll released Thursday showed that the great majority of viewers will continue to support their initial choice for president in November following the first presidential debate between President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden.

Democratic Presidential candidate and former US Vice President Joe Biden (R) and US President Donald Trump take part in the first presidential debate at Case Western Reserve University and Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, Ohio, on September 29, 2020. (Photo by SAUL LOEB / AFP) (Photo by SAUL LOEB/AFP via Getty …

‘Additional Structure’ to Be Added to Future Debates

The Commission on Presidential Debates (CPD) announced on Wednesday that it will incorporate “additional structure” to future debates to “ensure a more orderly discussion of the issues” following Tuesday evening’s contentious debate between not just Joe Biden and President Trump, but moderator Chris Wallace, who had several heated moments with the president.

CLEVELAND, OHIO - SEPTEMBER 29: U.S. President Donald Trump and Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden participate in the first presidential debate moderated by Fox News anchor Chris Wallace (C) at the Health Education Campus of Case Western Reserve University on September 29, 2020 in Cleveland, Ohio. This is the first …