The vice presidential debate between Harris and Pence is taking place after the first presidential debate between the Democratic presidential candidate, Joe Biden, and his Republican rival, Donald Trump, a meeting dubbed by some in the media as an "ugly melee", a "car crash" and a "chaotic show".
After the squabble and insult exchange in the first Trump-Biden meeting, the stand-off between the vice presidential candidates is expected to actually shed light on the candidates' policies and political programs.
Many experts reportedly believe that the Harris-Pence meeting could have a larger impact on the outcome of this year's US presidential election than vice presidential debates usually do.
Harris and Pence will only debate once, while Trump and Biden are scheduled to meet for a second face-off on 15 October. This, however, could change, as Trump has been diagnosed as being infected with the COVID-19 coronavirus, and, while the president expressed his readiness to debate, insisting that he is "feeling great", his Democratic challenger has suggested that a debate should not be held if Trump has COVID.
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