US Commission on Presidential Debates cancels October 15 presidential debate



WASHINGTON — On Friday, the second presidential debate between Donald Trump and Joe Biden was canceled by the US Commission on Presidential Debates as first reported by the Wall Street Journal.

The second debate was originally set for October 15 in the Arsht Center for the Performing Arts in Miami. After Trump tested positive for COVID-19, the commission announced plans for a virtual debate. Trump said a virtual debate was not acceptable.

The commission said it would not reverse its decision — particularly for the town-hall-style debate that was set to feature questions from average voters.

The third debate, scheduled for October 22 in Nashville, Tennessee, was still on as of Friday.

(The Associated Press contributed to this report.)

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