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Commission: Presidential debate at Notre Dame still scheduled for September 29

NOTRE DAME, Ind. ----The Commission on Presidential Debates confirmed the first debate is still scheduled for Purcell Pavilion on the University of Notre Dame campus on September 29.

Word coming just after hours after the University of Michigan pulled out of hosting the second debate, originally set for Ann Arbor in October. The university citing COVID-19 safety concerns with students returning to campus, saying it is simply "not feasible." 

The commission also released new information about the presidential and vice presidential debates. The second Presidential Debate will now be held in Miami in a town hall fashion with questions posed by citizens from the Miami area.

All debates will run from 9 - 10:30 p.m. and will be moderated by one person.

The moderator will select the questions, but they will not be revealed to the commission or the candidates ahead of time.

Moderators will be chosen by the commission and will be announced in September.

The first and third debates will have six 15-minute segments. Segment topics will be released a week before each debate.

The vice presidential debate will be divided into nine segments of 10 minutes each.

First presidential debate
Tuesday, September 29, 2020
University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN

Vice presidential debate
Wednesday, October 7, 2020
University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT

Second presidential debate
Thursday, October 15, 2020
Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, Miami, FL

Third presidential debate
Thursday, October 22, 2020
Belmont University, Nashville, TN

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