First Presidential Debate

Moderated by Chris Wallace, Anchor, Fox News Sunday Case Western Reserve University and Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH The debate will be divided into six segments of approximately 15 minutes each on major topics to be selected by the moderator and announced at least one week before the debate. The moderator will open each segment with a […]

Vice Presidential Debate

Moderated by Susan Page, Washington Bureau Chief, USA Today The University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT The debate will be divided into nine segments of approximately 10 minutes each. The moderator will ask an opening question, after which each candidate will have two minutes to respond. The moderator will use the balance of the time […]

Second Presidential Debate

Moderated by Kristen Welker, White House Correspondent, NBC News Belmont University, Nashville, TN The debate will be divided into six segments of approximately 15 minutes each on major topics to be selected by the moderator and announced at least one week before the debate. The moderator will open each segment with a question, after which […]

Meeting of the Electoral College

The Electoral College meets on the Monday after the second Tuesday of December, which falls on the 14th this year. Delegations of electors meet in their respective states — typically at the state capital — and the District of Columbia to cast their votes by paper ballot for president and vice president separately.

Joint Session of Congress

The House and Senate meet at 1 p.m. in a joint session of Congress to count the electoral votes and declare the results. The vice president, as the president of the Senate, oversees the proceedings and opens the electoral vote certificates from each state in alphabetical order. The certificates are then presented to four "tellers" […]