VP debate news live: Latest US election updates as Kamala Harris and Mike Pence to face off

VP debate news live: Latest US election updates as Kamala Harris and Mike Pence to face off


VP debate news live: Latest US election updates as Kamala Harris and Mike Pence to face off

VP debate news live: Latest US election updates as Kamala Harris and Mike Pence to face off

Democratic vice presidential nominee Kamala Harris and US vice president Mike Pence are due to come face-to-face for the first time on the debate stage in Salt Lake City tonight in what is being billed as the most anticipated clash between two running mates in recent memory. 

The duo will take to the podiums at the University of Utah at a time when the coronavirus is raging through Donald Trump’s White House with just 27 days until the 3 November election, prompting major concerns about the president’s own well-being and casting further light on his handling of the pandemic, which has killed over 211,000 Americans from 7.5m cases. 

As a precaution, the candidates will debate each other from behind a plexiglas screen in an attempt to avoid the further spread of the contagion – although both participants have so far tested negative consistently. 

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Five questions as Kamala Harris and Mike Pence prepare for debate face-off

How can Pence defend Trump’s handling of the Covid-19 disaster and will Harris energise Joe Biden’s campaign as she makes history by becoming the first African American woman and first woman of Asian descent to take the stage?

These are the key questions to consider ahead of tonight’s bout.

Joe Sommerlad7 October 2020 09:41

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VP candidates due to meet in Utah tonight for highly-anticipated debate

Democratic vice presidential nominee Kamala Harris and US vice president Mike Pence are due to come face-to-face for the first time on the debate stage in Salt Lake City tonight in what is being billed as the most anticipated clash between two running mates in recent memory. 

The duo will take to the podiums at the University of Utah at a time when the coronavirus is raging through Donald Trump’s White House with just 27 days until the 3 November election, prompting major concerns about the president’s own well-being and casting further light on his handling of the pandemic, which has killed over 211,000 Americans from 7.5m cases. 

As a precaution, the candidates will debate each other from behind a plexiglas screen in an attempt to avoid the further spread of the contagion – although both participants have so far tested negative consistently. 

Here’s Beth Boyle with everything you need to know.

Joe Sommerlad7 October 2020 09:36

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Hello and welcome to The Independent’s coverage of the vice presidential debate between Democratic senator Kamala Harris and US vice president Mike Pence taking place in Salt Lake City, Utah.  

Joe Sommerlad7 October 2020 09:16


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