Good evening, and welcome to NPI’s live coverage of the 2016 vice presidential debate. NPI staff will be watching and sharing impressions of the debate between Democratic nominee Tim Kaine and Republican nominee Mike Pence as it progresses. The debate, sponsored by the Commission on Presidential Debates, is being broadcast on all major networks as well as Facebook and Twitter.
Longwood University in Farmville, Virginia is hosting the debate, which will be moderated by Elaine Quijano, CBS News correspondent and anchor.
The format is as follows:
The debate will be divided into nine time segments of approximately ten 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 in the segment for a deeper discussion of the topic.