Buckle up for tonight’s debate

People have made up their minds about the incumbent, but they need to be convinced to vote for the challenger.

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September 29, 2020 - 9:50 AM

Debates don’t often decide the outcome of a presidential campaign — but Tuesday’s scheduled collision between President Donald Trump and Joe Biden could be an exception to the rule if Biden comes out a winner.

It has happened before.

In 1980, Democratic President Jimmy Carter and Republican challenger Ronald Reagan were closely matched in the polls before they met for their only debate.

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