On Monday, Joe Biden’s Campaign confirmed they have committed to three debates scheduled with President Trump. The debates are planned for September and October. They dismissed the Trump teams call for a fourth debate, stating it would cause a distraction and create a “debate about debates,” in a statement issued by Biden’s campaign manager, Jen O’Malley Dillon. The Commission on Presidential Debates, a non-partisan oversight committee, had scheduled the debates for September 9th, October 15th, and October 22nd. Biden’s currently un-named running mate will participate in the last of the three scheduled debates. O’Malley Dillon has also requested that one of the debates be a town-hall format, so voters can ask direct questions, and further noted that coronavirus concerns will be taken into account to provide for a safe environment. The moderators are to be chosen by the Commission independently; however, each campaign has the option to veto the selections.
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