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Debate Schedule

Below is the most up-to-date and complete schedule of debates for the 2016 Presidential Election. The list includes dates, start times, candidates participating, and ways to watch.

Monday, September 26

First Presidential Debate

Moderator: Lester Holt – NBC News

Location: Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY

Format: The first Presidential debate will be divided into six segments with approximately 15 minutes on each major topic selected by the moderator. The topics will be announced a week before the debate.  Moderator will open each segment with a question, which candidates have the opportunity to respond in two minutes or less.  Candidates will have an opportunity to respond to each other. 

Tuesday, October 4

Vice Presidential Debate

Moderator: Elaine Quijano – CBS News

Location: Longwood University, Farmville, VA

Format: The Vice Presidential debate will be divided into nine time segments with approximately 10 minutes for each. The moderator will ask an opening question, after which each candidate will have two minutes to respond. The moderator will use the balance of the time in the segment for a deeper discussion of the topic.

Sunday, October 9

Second Presidential Debate

Moderators: Martha Raddatz – ABC & Anderson Cooper – CNN

Location: Washington University in St. Louis, St. Louis, MO

Format: The second presidential debate will be a town hall format, in which half of the questions will be posed directly by citizen participants and while the other half will be introduced by the moderator. The candidates will have two minutes to respond and there will be an additional minute for the moderator to facilitate further discussion. Audience participants will be uncommitted voters selected by the Gallup Organization.

Wednesday, October 19

Third & Final Presidential Debate

Moderators: Chris Wallace – Fox News

Location: University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Las Vegas, NV

Format: The final debate will be under the same format as the first presidential debate.

 Primary & Caucus Results

Individual Primary & Caucus Results (NY Times)

Current Delegate Count (July 5, 2016)

Republicans    Democrats  
Trump 1447 Delegates   Clinton 2,811 Delegates (591) Super Delegates)
Cruz 551 Delegates   Sanders 1,831 Delegates (48 Super Delegates)
Rubio 167 Delegates    
Kasich 161 Delegates    

**Democrats need 2,383 to win the nomination

**Republicans need 1,237 to win the nomination