President Trump and Joe Biden will debate with a single moderator at each of their three matchups, the New York Times reports.
The first on September 29 will be moderated by Chris Wallace of Fox News.
The second on October 15 will be moderated by Steve Scully of C-SPAN.
The third on October 22 will be moderated by Kristen Welker of NBC News.
Meanwhile, the only vice presidential debate on October 7 will be moderated by Susan Page of USA Today…
The nonpartisan Commission on Presidential Debates has announced the moderators for each debate: Chris Wallace of Fox News, Susan Page of USA Today, Steve Scully of C-SPAN and Kristen Welker of NBC News.
Unlike in years past, there is only one moderator in each debate, as the pandemic necessitates having as few people onstage as possible. The Trump campaign suggested moderators that included a number of Fox News hosts and conservative commentators. In response, the commission said it would take “great care, as always, to ensure that the selected moderators are qualified and fair.” None of the campaign’s suggestions were given the job.
Trump’s campaign also unsuccessfully lobbied for an additional debate, arguing there needed to be one earlier in September because the expansion of voting by mail means ballots could be decided earlier. The commission rejected that idea, noting the “difference between ballots having been issued by a state and those ballots having been cast by voters, who are under no compulsion to return their ballots before the debates.”…