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LIVE STREAM: How to watch the VP debate and what to expect

Tuesday's debate between GOP running mate Mike Pence and Democratic running mate Tim Kaine will be the only official VP debate held for this election cycle.
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The only vice presidential debate of this election cycle will take place on Tuesday at 9 p.m. ET. The live stream is available below.

The Commission on Presidential Debates, a bipartisan group that organizes official debates, is hosting the event at Longwood University in Farmville, Virginia.CBS Newscorrespondent and CBSN anchor Elaine Quijano will moderate.

According to CNN, Quijanois the first Asian-American to moderate a general election debate.

The 90-minute debate between former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s running mate, Sen. Tim Kaine, and Donald Trump’s pick, Gov. Mike Pence, will be formatted much like the first presidential debate.

The commercial-free event will be divided into nine 10-minute segments, CNN reported. Quijano will ask an opening question and Pence and Kaine will each have two minutes to respond. The remaining time will be used for a more in-depth discussion of the topic.

The first presidential debate broke viewership records — 81.4 million watched on 11 networks—CBS reported. The debate between the two men vying to be first in line to the presidency is not expected to do as well. Historically, debates between running mates aren’t as “must see” as top ticket head-to-heads, but in the case of Kaine and Pence, 12 percent of likely voters don’t even know who they are, according to a CNN/ORCpollfrom Monday.

Monday’s poll also found that 17 percent of likely voters have no opinion of Kaine and 16 percent have no opinion on Pence.

Clinton is riding a bump after the first presidential debate on Sept. 26, CBS reported. Tied before the first debate, according to a CBS News/New York Timespollreleased Monday, Clinton now leads Trump by four points among likely voters, 45 percent to 41 percent. Those numbers also factor in votes for Libertarian Gary Johnson and Green Party nominee Jill Stein.

The second presidential debate will be held on Sunday at 9 p.m. ET and will be moderated by CNN's Anderson Cooper,according to Election Central. The event will be formatted as a town hall with half of the questions coming from Cooper and the other half from the audience of uncommitted voters chosen by the Gallup Organization.

 

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