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US election: Second presidential debate nullified

The second presidential debate between President Donald Trump and his Democratic rival Joe Biden has been nullified.

The Commission on Presidential Debates reveals the cancellation in a press release on Friday.

It mentioned that the choice adopted announcements of “alternate plans” for the Oct. 15 date by each candidates’ campaign organisations.

This got here a day after CDP mentioned it had determined to carry the debate virtually “for the health and security of all concerned” following Trump’s prognosis of COVID-19.

The president had reacted instantly, telling Fox News that he would not waste his time with a virtual debate.

His campaign organisation later stated he would take part if the date was shifted by a week, a proposal opposed by Biden’s campaign.

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Stories quoted sources as saying Trump has scheduled his personal city hall event for the evening of Oct. 15.

Biden, on his half, reportedly agreed to take part in an ABC News town hall in Philadelphia on the same date.

CDP mentioned: “It’s now obvious there might be no debate on Oct. 15, and the CPD will flip its consideration to preparations for the ultimate presidential debate scheduled for Oct. 22.

“Topic to health security considerations, and in accordance with all required testing, masking, social distancing and different protocols, the controversy will happen at Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee.

“As introduced on June 23, the debate will be divided into six 15-minute segments.

“The subjects for the six segments might be chosen and introduced by the moderator at the very least one week earlier than the controversy.

“Kristen Welker of NBC News will function moderator for the debate. Both candidates have agreed to take part within the Oct. 22 debate.”

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