The second of the 2012 Presidential Debates take place tonight, October 16, and the event will be broadcasted live on television and online as the citizens of the United States determine which candidate they will vote for on election day.
President Barack Obama and Republican nominee and former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney will meet again for their second showdown. The October 16 debate takes place at Hofstra University in Hempstead, New York and begins at 9 p.m. Eastern time. It will continue until 10:30 p.m.
Unlike the first debate, in which moderator Jim Lehrer asked questions about topics related to domestic policy, tonight's debate will be formatted as a town meeting. Citizens who are undecided voters that are selected by the Gallup Organization will be asking the questions.
Even though citizens will be questioning the candidates, Candy Crowley, the Chief Political Correspondent for CNN, will be the moderator. Each candidate will have two minutes to respond and Crowley will have a minute to facilitate the debate.
Those who have access to a television will be able to catch the debate live on ABC, CBS, Fox, NBC, PBS, Univision, MSNBC, CNN, and CNBC.
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The last presidential debate will be held on Monday, Oct. 22. It takes place at Lynn Univeresity in Boca Raton, FL and will follow a similar format to the first debate, but Obama and Romney will be discussing foreign policy issues. The moderator will be Bob Schieffer, Host of Face the Nation on CBS.