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CNN Announces New Rules Ahead Of Hostile Debate

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Presidential debates will look different this year…

CNN has reportedly finalized the rules for the first presidential debate scheduled for June 27 in Atlanta.

CNN said there will be two commercial breaks during the debate, and candidates will not be allowed to consult with other members of their campaign during that time.

The network also noted that candidates’ podiums and positions will be determined by a coin flip, their mics will be muted outside of speaking time, and they will only be provided with a pen, a notepad and a bottle of water.

There will be no opening statements. President Joe Biden and former President Donald Trump will each have two minutes to answer questions — followed by one-minute rebuttals and responses to the rebuttals. Red lights visible to the candidates will flash when they have five seconds left, and turn solid red when time has expired. And each man’s microphone will be muted when it is not his turn to speak.

Candidates will not be allowed to bring props or prepared notes.

Additionally, for the first time in recent history, the debate between presidential contenders won’t have a studio audience.

To qualify to participate in the televised debate a candidate must have received 15% support in four separate national polls, and be on the ballot in enough states to reach 270 electoral college votes. Candidates must also meet the requirements outlined in Article II, Section 1 of the US Constitution to serve as president.

Currently, Independent candidate Kennedy is on the ballot in six states, totaling 89 potential Electoral College votes.


  1. Do not believe for one second that slow joe is not going to have prepared notes or an earbud prompting him

    Slow joe off prompter or off book? He wouldn’t last through the first question. And of course, it will all be slanted in bidens favor

  2. I expect the Dems will pull out of the debate because the performance of their candidate will be catastrophic. Biden will start snatching at invisible flies, wandering aimlessly around the stage looking for Jill, and probably poop his pants. If he sees any young girls, he’ll want to go take a sniff. The Dems are going to dump Biden prior to their nominating convention and pick a new candidate to run against Trump in November.


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