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Dueling town halls for Trump, Biden after debate plan nixed

Donald Trump, Joe Biden
Posted at 9:52 AM, Oct 15, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-15 10:52:03-04

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump and Joe Biden will compete for TV audiences in dueling town halls instead of meeting for their second debate as originally planned.

They'll take questions in different cities on different networks Thursday — Trump on NBC from Miami, Biden on ABC from Philadelphia.

Trump backed out of plans for the originally scheduled presidential faceoff after debate organizers shifted the format to a virtual event following Trump’s coronavirus diagnosis.

The candidates are taking care of other electoral necessities first: Trump has a midday rally in battleground North Carolina, and Biden is raising campaign cash at a virtual event.

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