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Biden wins final presidential debate

Dr. Jason L. Jarvis, Communication Studies Department, Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, CA (USA) Winner: Biden In a less fiery, and more Presidential engagement, Biden was more prepared on policy and more compassionate than Trump.  Biden’s call to govern the whole nation, not a country made of Red and Blue states, is a message with … Continue reading

Trump the biggest loser from cancelled debate

Ray D’Cruz, Founder, Election Debates The second presidential debate has been cancelled, and few people will be disappointed. The first debate was chaotic and lacking in substance: a neat encapsulation of four years of chaos and division. In just 90-minutes, before 75m Americans, President Trump showed why he’s temperamentally and comprehensively unfit for office. So, … Continue reading

Harris wins VP debate

Challenger advances a clearer vision for the future of America in Vice presidential debate Dr. Jason L. Jarvis, Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, CA This was a much more orderly and clear debate than the first Presidential debate.  Pence and Harris acted like adults, allowing for more direct clash on substantive issues.  Kamala Harris won … Continue reading

Why the debate worked: bearing witness to the madness of 45

Ray D’Cruz, Founder, Election Debates Despite all that’s being said and written about the First Presidential Debate, it may not have been a waste of time. Tuesday’s debate succeeded in laying bare before 75m Americans that character is on the ballot, as Joe Biden frequently says. The purpose of Election Debates is to inform voters, … Continue reading

Trump trashes First Presidential Debate

This was not a debate Ian Lising, Assistant Professor, Speech Communication, University of LaVerne Rene Magritte’s Treachery of Images challenged people with a meta message to see things from a new perspective. I just wish that the perspective that we all had for the Travesty of Words we were just tormented with tonight was the view from another room. … Continue reading

Election Debates’ verdict: Clinton wins Third Presidential Debate

“Lopsided” was how Election Debates’ judge  Ian Lising described the Third Presidential Debate. By any measure this was a comprehensive win for Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton, and a very poor night for her Republican opponent Donald Trump. On the substance of the debate there were few issues where Mr Trump challenged Secretary Clinton. Time and time again, … Continue reading

D’Cruz: Clinton wins Third Presidential Debate

Winner: Hillary Clinton Judge: Ray D’Cruz Hillary Clinton won the Third Presidential Debate, easily! Indeed this debate featured the ubiquitous moment that so many in the media speak about when covering presidential debates: a knockout blow. Donald Trump’s extraordinary statement, that he may not accept the result of the election, was that knockout blow. Secretary … Continue reading

Lising: Clinton wins Third Presidential Debates

Winner: Hillary Clinton Judge: Prof. Ian Lising Although this a lopsided win for Clinton, she missed several opportunities to put this one to rest completely. She took a defensive posture on the Second Amendment issue, rather than challenging Trump on what no restrictions would look like. And though she did utilize the Supreme Court segment … Continue reading

Jarvis: Clinton wins Third Presidential Debate

  Winner: Hillary Clinton Judge: Dr Jason Jarvis The format for the debate tonight really allowed the conversation to wander and shift.  Six major topics were decided by the moderator Chris Wallace.  After two minutes of time for each candidate there was ten minutes of time for open exchanges.  The Supreme Court question which started … Continue reading

Coverage of the Third Presidential Debate

Election Debates will be covering the Third Presidential Debate of the 2016 US Election. We’ll be analysing the debate and declaring winner soon after the debate has concluded. The format will see six topics debates for 15 minutes each, with opening statements from both speakers followed by open debate. The topics for the debate are immigration, entitlements … Continue reading