Second Presidential Debate: SUBMIT YOUR QUESTIONS! Here’s How
Nominees from the two parties, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, will face off in the second presidential debate on October 9.Advertisement
As previously reported by Morning News USA, the debate will be held for 90 minutes – from 9 p.m. until 10:30 p.m. The venue for the debate is the Washington University, St. Louis.
Cleveland.com reports that it will be the fifth time the university will host a debate – more than any other institution.
Also read: Hillary Clinton Vs Donald Trump – 1st Presidential Debate Preparations And Behind-the-scenes
Second presidential debate: Undecided voters can ask questions
The Commission of Presidential Debates has selected CNN Anchor Anderson Cooper and ABC News “This Week” Co-Anchor Martha Raddatz as moderators of the debate.
However, unlike the first presidential debate, the candidates will take on half of the questions from undecided voters. While some voters were not satisfied with the quality of questions asked in the first debate, they will have an option of submitting their own question this time; and, should what they ask is selected, it could be put in front of the contestants.
For doing so, voters would need to sign up on the website PresidentialOpenQuestions.com. Once they’ve done so, they can return to the site’s welcome page at this link and post their question after clicking on the “Submit a Question” button.
Second presidential debate: Top 30 questions will be considered
As reported by The Verge only the top 30 questions, considered eligible, will be asked. The website also notes that there is no guarantee any or all of the questions will be asked. The participation guidelines can be read here.
“This year’s presidential debate moderators will have a rich pool of voter-submitted questions they can draw on that carry greater weight because they are backed by votes from the American people,” Mike McCurry, co-chair of the Commission on Presidential Debate, said.
The remaining questions, similar to the first debate, will concentrate on pressing issues. While each candidate will be allowed two minutes to answer a question, the moderator will be given an additional minute to follow up on it.
Major television networks will be broadcasting the much anticipated event, including, C-SPAN, Fox, ABC, NBC, CBS, Fox News, CNN and MSNBC.