Decision 2020: Final presidential debate kicks off tonight in Nashville

Updated: Oct. 22, 2020 at 8:03 AM CDT
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MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WMC) - As the FBI details new attempts by Iran and Russia to influence the 2020 presidential election, voters have one more chance to compare the candidates during Thursday’s debate in Nashville.

The candidates will be muted for part of the debate. The Commission on Presidential debates said candidates will not interrupt during the other candidate’s opening remarks for each segment.

WMC Action News 5′s political analyst, Michael Nelson, said the move should benefit viewers. “We will get to learn more. For people who are still making up their minds, this will be the last opportunity to see the candidates side-by-side, live television and relatively unrehearsed and really have the information to make a final decision,” Nelson said.

The debate will be moderated by NBC’s Kristen Welker.

We’ll bring you coverage of tonight’s debate live from Nashville. Our Joe Birch and Kendall Downing will be in Nashville bringing updates on everything happening on and around Belmont’s campus. We’ll also have expert analysis before and after this milestone event.

Check-in WMC Action News 5 on-air and online throughout the day for updates from Nashville. Watch the final presidential debate Thursday at 8 p.m. on WMC Action News 5.

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