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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 PencePence won't preside over Barrett's final confirmation vote Trump is cruising for a bruising Biden to campaign in Iowa for first time since winning nomination MORE and Sen. Kamala HarrisKamala HarrisHarris blasts GOP for confirming Amy Coney Barrett: 'We won't forget this' GOP Senate confirms Trump Supreme Court pick to succeed Ginsburg The painstaking, state-by-state fight to protect abortion access 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 John TrumpTrump admin to announce coronavirus vaccine will be covered under Medicare, Medicaid: report Election officials say they're getting suspicious emails that may be part of malicious attack on voting: report McConnell tees up Trump judicial pick following Supreme Court vote MORE spoke for 39 minutes and six seconds, while Democratic nominee Joe BidenJoe BidenDemocrats warn GOP will regret Barrett confirmation Trump campaign eyes election night party at his sold-out DC hotel Harris blasts GOP for confirming Amy Coney Barrett: 'We won't forget this' 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.