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When are the Next Presidential Debates 2016? Donald Trump vs. Hillary Clinton's Debates Schedule

( [email protected] ) Sep 28, 2016 10:21 AM EDT
Last Monday night was quite the debate for presidential candidates Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, and it is about to get a lot more heated with Election Day a little more than a month away.  Most of the public and the polls are saying that the two presidential rivals are essentially neck and neck.  With that being said, both candidates will really need to "up their game" at the next debates.  This is what is known about the second and third Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton Presidential Debates, with their Schedule and Start Times.
Republican presidential nominee and Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton speak during the first presidential debate CNN

Last Monday night was quite the debate for presidential candidates Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, and it is about to get a lot more heated with Election Day a little more than a month away.  Most of the public and the polls are saying that the two presidential rivals are essentially neck and neck.  With that being said, both candidates will really need to "up their game" at the next debates.  This is what is known about the second and third Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton Presidential Debates, with their Schedule and Start Times. 


How Are Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton Preparing for the Next Debate?

 

According to NJ.com, the presidential race was a "statistical dead heat going into the first presidential debate last Monday night at Hofstra University".  It looks like the latest polls show variances as to who won the first round.  CNN states that Hillary Clinton takes round one, while CNBC and Time magazine say Trump won, according to the Washington Times.   

According to Fox News Politics, Trump has said that he plans to "hit her [Clinton] harder in certain ways".  USA Today states that Trump has been campaigning nearly every day since before the debate, and did not spend as much time preparing as Clinton.  It doesn't look like that will happen again, so expect less campaigning and more prep time for the Republican candidate. 


When are the Next Presidential Debate/Debates?

 

The second presidential debate is set to take place on Sunday, October 9, 2016 at Washington University in St. Louis, MO.  The start time will be 9 PM ET, and it will be moderated by Martha Raddatz, the Chief Global Affairs Correspondent and Co-Anchor of ABC's This Week, as well as CNN Anchor Anderson Cooper. 

Reports show that half of the questions in the second debate will be posed directly by citizen participants and the other half will be "topics of broad public interest as reflected in social media and other sources".  Candidates will have two minutes to respond to each question, and there will be an additional minute for the moderator to facilitate further discussion. This is according to the nonpartisan and nonprofit Commission on Presidential Debates, who has organized them since their creation in 1987, and this debate will last about 90 minutes. 

As for the third presidential debate, it will take place ten days later on October 19, 2016 at the University of Nevada in Las Vegas, NV.  It will be moderated by Chris Wallace, the anchor for Fox News Sunday.  The startup time is probably (but hasn't been confirmed) to be the usual 9 PM ET time that matches the other debates, including the next one. 

The next presidential debate is actually the vice presidential debate, and it will be held at Longwood University in Farmville, VA, beginning at 9:00 PM ET on Tuesday, October 4 2016. 

All of these presidential debates will be telecasted on all major networks like C-SPAN, ABC, CBS, Fox, and NBC, as well as all the cable news channels like CNN Fox News, MSNBC, and more.  For those that want to watch the event online, free livestreaming is provided by all the major networks.