Harris and Pence spoke for about the same amount of time during debate

Harris and Pence spoke for about the same amount of time during debate
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Vice President Mike PenceMichael (Mike) Richard PencePence says he hopes conservative majority on Supreme Court will restrict abortion access Federal judge to hear case of Proud Boy alleged Jan. 6 rioter seeking release from jail The Hill's 12:30 Report - Presented by Facebook - Dems attempt to tie government funding, Ida relief to debt limit MORE and Sen. Kamala HarrisKamala HarrisTwo 'View' hosts test positive for coronavirus ahead of Harris interview Rep. Karen Bass to run for mayor of Los Angeles: report Biden taps big bank skeptic to for top regulatory post MORE (D-Calif.) spoke for roughly the same amount of time at the vice presidential debate Wednesday night, with the difference marked by merely three seconds. 

Overall, Pence spoke for 36 minutes and 27 seconds, while Harris, the Democratic vice presidential nominee, spoke for 36 minutes and 24 seconds, according to a CNN count. 

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The debate was the only scheduled appearance between the two vice presidential candidates, who clashed over the Trump administration’s coronavirus response, the Supreme Court and police brutality. 

During the first presidential debate on Sept. 29, President TrumpDonald TrumpJulian Castro knocks Biden administration over refugee policy Overnight Energy & Environment — League of Conservation Voters — Climate summit chief says US needs to 'show progress' on environment Five takeaways from Arizona's audit results MORE spoke for 39 minutes and six seconds, while Democratic nominee Joe BidenJoe BidenFighter jet escorts aircraft that entered restricted airspace during UN gathering Julian Castro knocks Biden administration over refugee policy FBI investigating alleged assault on Fort Bliss soldier at Afghan refugee camp MORE spoke for 37 minutes and 56 seconds, according to CNN’s count. 

The Commission for Presidential Debates announced on Thursday that the next presidential debate, scheduled for Oct. 15,  will be a virtual event due to COVID-19 concerns. However, the president said he will not participate in the event, saying that it would be a waste of time.