CNN to host 'socially-distanced' town hall with Biden in Pennsylvania

CNN to host 'socially-distanced' town hall with Biden in Pennsylvania
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CNN will host "a socially-distanced live audience" town hall with Democratic presidential nominee Joe BidenJoe BidenPelosi slams Trump executive order on pre-existing conditions: It 'isn't worth the paper it's signed on' Hillicon Valley: Subpoenas for Facebook, Google and Twitter on the cards | Wray rebuffs mail-in voting conspiracies | Reps. raise mass surveillance concerns Fox News poll: Biden ahead of Trump in Nevada, Pennsylvania and Ohio MORE on Sept. 17, the network announced Thursday.  

The town hall will take place in Biden's hometown of Scranton, Pa., and will be moderated by prime-time anchor Anderson Cooper. 

It will mark the former vice president's first prime-time town hall since accepting his party's nomination last month. 

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"The event, which will feature a socially-distanced live audience, will follow Pennsylvania's guidance and regulations regarding the coronavirus pandemic," CNN said.  

Biden and President TrumpDonald John TrumpSteele Dossier sub-source was subject of FBI counterintelligence probe Pelosi slams Trump executive order on pre-existing conditions: It 'isn't worth the paper it's signed on' Trump 'no longer angry' at Romney because of Supreme Court stance MORE will participate in their first debate on Sept. 29 in Cleveland.

The RealClearPolitics index of polls shows a tight race in key battleground states of Wisconsin, Michigan, Pennsylvania, Florida, North Carolina and Arizona, with Biden leading the incumbent by an average of 3.7 points.