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Dates, locations for 2020 presidential debates announced

Posted at 7:42 PM, Oct 11, 2019

The Commission on Presidential Debates announced Friday it will host three presidential debates along with a vice presidential debate ahead of the 2020 general election.

The sites and dates are:

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

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

Second presidential debate:
Thursday, October 15, 2020
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

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

“We concluded that the CPD serves its voter education mission best when, in the final weeks of the campaign, based on pre-established, published, objective and transparent criteria, it identifies those individuals whose public support places them among the leading candidates and invites them to debate the issues of the day," Dorothy Ridings, who serves as a Co-Chair of the CPD, said. "We also concluded that the best available measure of public support is high-quality public opinion polling conducted near the time of the debates.”