Under normal circumstances, vice-presidential debates receive relatively little attention, but we do not live under traditional circumstances. However, it is likely that the debates will be more traditional than the debates between Donald Trump and Joe Biden.
You can watch the debates in the player at the bottom of the article, but they should start at one o’clock tonight.
The debate has been described as the most important in the history of the United States and The AP news agency says the oldest people do not remember more anticipation for the vice president’s debates.
The AP mentions one possible possibility that in both cases Pence and Harris may have to take over the presidency at short notice, so it is important for voters to form an opinion on the two.
Donald Trump is 74 years old and infected with Covid-19. Joe Biden, 77, would be the oldest president in US history to take office if elected.
The corona virus becomes bulky
Although many issues will be covered, it is clear that the pandemic of the new corona virus will be widely discussed. Mike Pence is likely to spend a lot of time defending in that area, especially given that Trump put him over the government’s response to the epidemic.
More than 210,000 people have died from Covid-19 in the United States. More than anywhere else.
As an indication of the impact that the epidemic will have on the debate, it should be noted that Pence and Harris will be behind transparent walls, but Pence has been in contact with White House staff who have been infected with Covid-19 in recent days.
Then everyone in the hall will be obliged to wear masks. Otherwise, they will be expelled.
Since Trump returned to the White House recently, he has tried to change the debate over Covid-19, arguing that the pandemic is not that serious. Americans should not let him affect their lives.
The New York Times coverage says there is speculation as to whether Pence will accept it and say something along those lines. Polls show that Americans do not agree at all.
Pence will likely also have to answer for the president’s behavior following his diagnosis. That he left the hospital, underestimated the danger, and undermined the use of masks, to name a few.
Harris will then have to answer for her policies and Biden’s, which Pence will paint as very liberal.
You can follow the debates below.