Why the debates are coming earlier

Why the debates are coming earlier


WHY THE DEBATES ARE COMING EARLIER. Wednesday morning was a little chaotic as news broke that President Joe Biden had rejected the plan of the Commission on Presidential Debates and challenged former President Donald Trump to two debates. By the end of the morning, Trump had accepted, and the plan, approved by both candidates, was for a first debate on CNN in Atlanta on June 27 and a second debate on ABC News on Sept. 10.

Why did it happen? Certainly both campaigns recognized, as the Commission on Presidential Debates did not, that millions of people are going to vote well before Nov. 5, Election Day. Those voters need a chance to see the candidates debate before they vote, not after. That’s a reasonable concern for all

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