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The first presidential debate of the 2020 general election takes place at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio, at 9:00 p.m. ET. It will be moderated by Chris Wallace, anchor of Fox News Sunday. According to the Commission on Presidential Debates, the format of the first debate will be six topics of discussion given approximately 15 minutes of time, including an initial question and answer format and follow-up discussion.

USA TODAY will mobilize a team of reporters and fact checkers to provide context to the debate topics in real-time, within the livestream player and on social media, to help viewers understand the issues that will define the election as they are discussed by President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden on the stage in Cleveland.

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