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Debate Commission To Allow Muted Microphones During Opening Statements

This week's presidential debate will be a little less chaotic that the first one. The debate commission has decreed that that during the candidates' opening remarks for each segment, it will mute the microphone of the person who isn't speaking to avoid interruptions.

That move will give each candidate two minutes of uninterrupted time at the outset of each topic to get their messages across. As for the rest, sorry – microphones will not be muted during the open debate segments.

President Trump's campaign says the last-minute change to the debate rules won't stop him from going head-to-head against Joe Biden and that the President is committed to the debate. As for the American people, we'll have until Thursday evening at 9pm ET to decide about tuning in.

Source: NPR


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