What to expect at the first Presidential Debate
SOUTH BEND, Ind. --- President Donald Trump and Democratic Nominee Joe Biden are set to face off Tuesday night in Cleveland, Ohio for the first Presidential Debate.
The debate will be a socially distant affair. The candidates won’t be shaking hands and the audience will be capped at about 70 attendees.
All of them are undergoing coronavirus testing as well.
According to the commission on presidential debates, tonight’s debate topics include “The Trump and Biden Records," "The Supreme Court," "Covid-19," "The Economy," "Race and Violence in our Cities" and "The Integrity of the Election.”
All of which are timely issues considering the President’s nomination of Notre Dame law professor and Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the U.S. Supreme Court this weekend and a bombshell investigation from The New York Times into President Trump’s tax records.
But despite those heated topics sure to come up on stage, a poll from the Wall Street Journal shows fewer Americans than ever are tuning in for tonight’s debate, with only 11 percent of voters suggesting their vote is up for grabs this election cycle.
Michiana voters ABC57 spoke to today say they’ll still be tuning in even though their vote is already decided.
"To be honest I’ve probably already made up my mind on who I am going to vote for, but I am still going to watch it,” local voter John Swift said. “I think it's gonna be important especially with the continued issue of COVID, the amount of relief for people unemployed and also the plans for especially Coney Barrett being nominated to the supreme court and the future of the ACA so those are the big things I’m looking for.”
There won’t be any opening remarks at tonight’s debate and the candidates will have about 15 minutes to address each of the topics.