WASHINGTON D.C. — Vice President Mike Pence and U.S. Senator Kamala Harris will participate in the 2020 vice presidential debate Wednesday, Oct. 7.
Topics expected to be covered in the debate are the coronavirus, the economy and the supreme court.
Political analyst Dr. Brian Calfano says the voters are hoping for a more formal debate.
“People are still shaking their heads from last week,” said Calfano. “I think they are looking for something more policy-based, something a little more mature in terms of just being able to hear what each speaker has to say and maybe some folks getting some real information on what each ticket would do with four years in the oval office.”
Extra precautions will be taken during the debate, such as Pence and Harris standing 12 feet apart with a Plexiglas divider in between them.
“I think it’s going to be a much more mature outing on both parts,” said Calfano. “Even though you’ve got the plexiglass and you will probably get some snickers about that but you will at least hear each speaker give their presentation without being interrupted.”
On Oct. 15, presidential candidates President Donald Trump and Joe Biden will debate in Miami. The third and final debate will be in Nashville on Oct. 22.
President Trump and Biden are the oldest presidential candidates in history.