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

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Vice President Mike Pence and Sen. Kamala Harris (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. 

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 Trump spoke for 39 minutes and six seconds, while Democratic nominee Joe Biden 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. 

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