“Is This Thing On?” Commission to Give Debate Moderators Power to Cut Candidates’ Microphones

*Mic check, mic check!*

In the wake of Tuesday’s whacky presidential debate, the Commission on Presidential Debates has revealed plans to give moderators the green light to cut off a candidate’s microphone.

The report comes hours after the bipartisan body announced it would implement changes to make the remaining debates less chaotic.

“The Commission on Presidential Debates sponsors televised debates for the benefit of the American electorate,” a statement released by the CPD reads. “(Tuesday’s) debate made clear that additional structure should be added to the format of the remaining debates to ensure a more orderly discussion of the issues.”

That “additional structure’ will involve buttons at the moderators’ table that allows them to turn off one or both of the candidates’ microphones.

Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden will take to the debate stage two more times: October 15th and 22nd.

Vice President Mike Pence and Senator Kamala Harris are set to square off on October 7th.

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More details at TheHill.com


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