When is the 2024 presidential debate? How to watch Biden-Trump CNN debate (2024)

President Joe Bidenandformer President Donald Trumpare set to face off in the first presidential debate of 2024 this week.

Hosted by CNN, the debate will be 90 minutes and introduce some new rules to the format. Both candidates have accepted the network’s invitation and agreed to accept the rules and format of the debate, according to CNN.

Here's when and where to watch the upcoming presidential debate:

When is the presidential debate? What time is the presidential debate?

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The first presidential debate will take place Thursday, June 27 at 9 p.m. ET at CNN's Atlanta studios.

What channel is the first debate between Trump and Biden on?

CNN will host the first election debate between the two candidates in its Atlanta studio. It will air live on CNN, CNN International, CNN en Español, and CNN Max.

On Thursday,Fox News announcedit would present “extensive live coverage” of the CNN presidential debate across all its platforms, including the “FOX News Democracy 2024: CNN Presidential Debate” from 9-11 pm/Eastern Daylight Time.

ABC News also announcedit would be showing “‘Battle for the White House’ and ABC News’ Presentation of the CNN Presidential Debate” on ABC New Live and streamed on Hulu on Thursday from 7 pm-12 am.

How can I watch the presidential debate if I don't have cable?

For those without a cable subscription, the debate will bestreaming on CNN.com.

Who will moderate June's presidential debate with Biden and Trump?

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The debate will be moderated by CNN anchors Jake Tapper and Dana Bash, according to a statement from CNN’s press room.

Are there any rules to CNN's presidential debate?

According to the network, the new rules for the 90-minute debate will include no studio audience, no interaction from campaign staff, no use of notes and no interrupting.

Microphones will also be muted except for that candidate's allotted time to speak. The moderators “will use all tools at their disposal to enforce timing and ensure a civilized discussion,” according to the network.

In a first, both campaigns have agreed to the new rules.

Who is eligible to participate in the debates?

To qualify for participation, CNN writes that presidential candidates must meet the following criteria:

  • "Fulfill the requirements outlined in Article II, Section 1 of the Constitution
  • "File a Statement of Candidacy with the Federal Election Commission
  • "A candidate's name must appear on a sufficient number of state ballots to reach the 270 electoral vote threshold to win the presidency prior to the eligibility deadline
  • "Agree to accept the rules and format of the debate
  • "Receive at least 15% in four separate national polls of registered or likely voters that meet CNN's standards for reporting."

What about Robert F. Kennedy? Did he qualify?

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Independent candidate Robert F. Kennedy Jr. failed to qualify for the presidential debate. According to USA TODAY, he did not meet the criteria after he received at least 15% in three qualifying polls and was on the ballot in six states, making him eligible for only 89 electoral college votes.

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Thedeadline to qualify for the debatewas 12 a.m. EDT Thursday

When is the second presidential debate?

The second debate is scheduled for Sept. 10 and will be hosted by ABC. As of June 2024, the details about the location and moderators for the ABC-hosted debate have yet to be announced.

When is Florida's 2024 Primary Elections?

Florida's Primary Elections are on August 20. There are several key dates to know, and they're coming up fast.

  • July 6:This is the deadline for stateside and overseas military, and out-of-country civilians, to request a vote-by-mail ballot.
  • July 11-18:Deadline for county clerks to mail out domestic ballots.
  • July 22: This is the last day to register to vote, or for voters to change their party before voting in the primary election. You must choose a party to be permitted to vote in that party's primary election.
  • Aug. 8:Final deadline for vote-by-mail requests.
  • Aug. 10-17:Early voting opens statewide. Optional earlier dates may be offered on a county-by-county basis.
  • Aug. 20:Primary Election Day. Polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. in whatever time zone you live in. Any voters still in line at 7 p.m. will be permitted to cast a ballot however long it takes.

When is the General Election in November?

The General Election is on Tuesday, Nov. 5.

Contributing: Kinsey Crowley and Gabe Hauari, USA TODAY and C. A. Bridges, USA TODAY Network-Florida

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