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Biden Calls for Live Fact Checking at Presidential Debates

Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden on Wednesday called for live fact-checking at the upcoming presidential debates with President Donald Trump.

“Ive begun to prepare by going over what the president has said, and the multiple lies hes told,” Biden told reporters in Delaware in response to a question about how he is preparing for the debates.

“What Id love to have is a crawler at the bottom of the screen, a fact-checker when we speak,” he added. “If we really wanted to do something, I think that would make a great, great debate if everything both of us said was instantly fact-checked by an agreed-to group of people out there that we move forward, but that probably wouldnt get very far in the debate.”

The Trump campaign did not respond to a request for comment.

“Im looking forward to debating the president and Im going to lay out as clearly as I can what I think we have to do to bring this country back,” Biden said.

Fox News host Chris Wallace will moderate at Case Western Reserve University in Ohio on Sept. 29, the Commission on Presidential Debates announced on Wednesday.

The second debate, slated for Miami on Oct. 15, will be moderated by Steve Scully, an executive producer for C-SPAN.

Kristen Welker, a White House correspondent for NBC News, was tapped to moderate the third debate, scheduled for Oct. 22 in Nashville, Tennessee.

USA Todays Washington bureau chief Susan Page is assigned to moderate the sole vice presidential debate between Vice President Mike Pence and Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.). It will debate in Salt Lake City, Utah, on Oct. 7.

In a repeat from the 2016 election, Trump has called for drug tests before each debate.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) recently said that Biden should pull out from the debates. The Trump campaign responded by asking for a written confirmation from the Biden campaign that the former vice president still intends to participate in the debates.

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