Many voters look forward to presidential debates as an informative way to learn about candidates' stances on important topics.
The debates have looked quite different this election given the pandemic and the polarizing opinions of Republican candidate President Donald Trump and Democratic candidate Joe Biden. What was once a professional, informative event has almost turned into a form of entertainment for some inspiring drinking games, internet memes and Twitter threads in response. Many viewers have even related the Sep. 29 debate to a satirical Saturday Night Live skit.
The next and final debate will (hopefully) take place Thursday Oct. 22 at 9 p.m. Eastern time and likely cover topics such as Covid-19, American families, race in America, climate change and national security.
To many viewers' appreciation, and to President Trumps's disagreement, The Commission on Presidential Debates has ruled that candidates' microphones will be shut off for the first two minutes of each 15-minute session while the other candidate is speaking.
After those two minutes, however, both Trump and Biden will be able to take turns speaking (I mean, talking over each other). Hopefully viewers will get to watch some memorable moments like in the last debate when Biden asked Trump, "Will you shut up man? This is so unpresidential."
The question still remains: Will there still be a final debate? The uncertainty stems from Trump's previous refusal to participate in the virtual debate scheduled for Oct. 15. Because the President did not want to "waste his time" being virtual, it was agreed that the Oct. 22 debate will be a town-hall style event in Nashville, Tenn.
It seems as if this election has swept up out of nowhere (possibly because this whole year has seemed extremely quick yet gruelingly long at the same time). Because this year has been so difficult, nobody really seems ready to deal with or discuss the election at length.
To ease the stress of the election, Vox has created a Bingo game to play during the next presidential debate. As you witness the candidates discuss these important, yet sometimes exhausting, topics, try to tick off as many boxes as you can.
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