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President Trump and Democratic nominee Joe Biden have wrapped their second and final debate of the 2020 campaign. The debate covered the novel coronavirus and the federal government’s response; national security, the election and China; American families, poverty and federal relief; immigration; race in America; and climate change. The final question to each candidate was on what they would say at a 2021 inauguration to Americans who did not vote for them.
What to know after the final debate …
- The second Trump-Biden debate had fewer interruptions but more counterpunches.
- Get five takeaways from the final Trump-Biden debate.
- The Fact Checker takes on 25 claims from the debate.
- A discussion of race underscored Trump’s lack of interest in having a sustained conversation about the topic.
- Analysis: Trump did what he came to do in Nashville, but Biden was ready.
- Trump and Biden laid out starkly different visions on whether the United States needs to transition off fossil fuels to address climate change.
- Analysis: To defend taking immigrant kids from their parents, Trump blamed Biden
- More than 47 million Americans have already voted in the 2020 election, surpassing the total number of early ballots cast in 2016.
- Biden leads Trump by nine percentage points nationally, 52 percent to 43 percent, according to an average of national polls since Oct. 12. Biden’s nine-point margin is the same in Michigan, and it’s eight points in Pennsylvania and Wisconsin, six in Arizona and two in Florida.