SALT LAKE CITY (AP) – Vice President Mike Pence and Democratic challenger, California Sen. Kamala Harris, are facing off in a debate that highlights conflicting visions for a nation in crisis.
The candidates are separated by plexiglass barriers in an auditorium where any guest who refused to wear a face mask would be asked to leave, an extraordinary backdrop for the only vice presidential debate of 2020.
Ultimately, the prime-time meeting is a chance for voters to decide whether Pence and Harris are ready to assume the duties of the presidency. President Donald Trump, 74, is recovering from the coronavirus, and 77-year-old Joe Biden would be the oldest U.S. president ever.
For those reasons and more, the debate Wednesday night in Salt Lake City was highly anticipated.
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