With the election 35 days away and early votes already being cast in some states, Biden has kept a lead over the Republican president in most national polls.
Here’s how to watch the first US presidential debate in Australia and what to expect.
What time does the US presidential debate start?
The debate will start at 9 pm ET on Tuesday in America, or 11 am on Wednesday for Victoria, ACT, New South Wales, Tasmania and Queensland, 10.30 am in South Australia and NT, and 9am in Western Australia.
How do I watch the debate in Australia?
Channel 9, ABC News 24 and SBS will broadcast and stream the debate live from 11 am AEST, Wednesday, September 30.
How long will the debate go for?
Who is the debate moderator?
The debate will be moderated by Fox News’ Chris Wallace, who has a reputation as a straight shooter. Wallace moderated a presidential debate in 2016, favoring direct questions to get the candidates talking. He said before the 2016 debate that he did not believe it is his job “to be a truth squad,” and he largely stayed away from interjecting to fact-check the candidates.
What is the presidential debate format?
The format for Tuesday’s debate consists of six 15-minute segments, scheduled to focus on the following topics, selected by Wallace: “The Trump and Biden Records,” “The Supreme Court,” “COVID-19,” “The Economy,” “Race and Violence in our Cities” and “The Integrity of the Election.”
Each candidate will be given two minutes to respond to a question from the moderator opening the segment. Candidates will then be able to respond to each other, and the moderator will use the rest of the 15-minute period to discuss the topic further.
Where will it take place?
Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio.
When and where are the other debates?