Last Presidential Debate Recap

For the last time, The Lance sorts through the presidential debate to get you the information you need.


Tala Areiqat

Trump and Biden face off for the last time as the 2020 election presidential season is headed towards the end.

Thursday, October 22, marked the final presidential debate of the 2020 election season. For the final time, incumbent President Donald Trump (R) and democratic opponent Joe Biden (D) faced off in a debate moderated by NBC News’s Kristen Welker, regarding the following topics: fighting COVID-19, national security, American families, race in America, leadership, and climate change. In order to get the most important information to our viewers, we have made the decision to replace the “leadership” category with economy, as it was a big focus in this last debate.

Unlike the first presidential debate of this election season, the Commission on Presidential Debates has made the decision to mute the candidates’ mics when they are not speaking during their uninterrupted two-minute segments. Additionally, the commission states that, “all required testing, masking, social distancing and other protocols” will be followed during the debate. 

Here’s the rundown:

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Election day is this Tuesday, November 3. Visit the 2020 New Jersey Voter Information Portal to locate polling locations in Bergen County, New Jersey.