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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 PenceNewly released video from inside Capitol siege shows rioters confronting police, rifling through Senate desks Author: Meadows is history's worst White House chief of staff Democratic lawmaker says 'assassination party' hunted for Pelosi during riot MORE and Sen. Kamala HarrisKamala HarrisBiden-Harris team unveils inauguration playlist Trump approval rating relatively unchanged in wake of Capitol rioting: NBC News poll Harris to resign from Senate seat on Monday 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 TrumpIran convicts American businessman on spying charge: report DC, state capitals see few issues, heavy security amid protest worries Pardon-seekers have paid Trump allies tens of thousands to lobby president: NYT MORE spoke for 39 minutes and six seconds, while Democratic nominee Joe BidenJoe BidenFear of insider attack prompts additional FBI screening of National Guard troops: AP Iran convicts American businessman on spying charge: report DC, state capitals see few issues, heavy security amid protest worries 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.