How To Find A Vice Presidential Debate Viewing Party, Because These Candidates Only Get One Shot At This
The one and only vice presidential debate of the 2016 election is less than a week away, so it's time to start figuring out where you're going to watch it. Democrat Tim Kaine and Republican Mike Pence will be facing off on Tuesday, Oct. 4, and there are plenty of options for finding a vice presidential debate viewing party near you.
If you want to be around people who support the same candidate as you, then consider checking out Clinton and Trump's campaign websites to see if they have any debate viewing parties listed as events near you. The events page on Clinton's website allows you to search for events by city, state, or zip code, and there's an as-of-now empty RSVP page on Trump's website for a debate watching party, so keep checking that for updates.
Looking at Facebook and using a search engine are also a good options. You can search for local organizations that may be holding viewing parties, both partisan and bipartisan. For instance, a quick Google search revealed plenty of options around the country, including at bars, restaurants, and even community centers. If you're a college student, consider checking if your school is hosting an event. You never know, there could be free food and drinks involved.
If you don't feel like venturing out into the world, why not throw your own party? The League of Women Voters has a debate-watching party guide you can use if you're not entirely confident in your hosting skills. And don't worry if you don't have cable; there are many ways to watch the debate. In fact, some may say too many ways to watch the debate. You can watch on major news networks, including ABC, CBS, NBC, FOX, C-SPAN, and all cable news channels. The debate will also be streaming on Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube, just like the first presidential debate. And after it's finished, don't forget to voice your take on it by voting on Nov. 8. You can register to vote here:
The Vice Presidential debate will take place from 9:00-10:30 p.m. ET on Oct. 4 at Longwood University in Farmville, Virginia, and will be moderated by Elaine Quijano of CBS. It will be divided into nine time segments of approximately 10 minutes each. The topics for the debate haven't been released yet, but I'm sure there will be a lot of zingers being tossed around, judging by Monday's debate. The VP candidates only get one shot at this debate thing, so you can be sure they'll be coming in strong. It'll be a show you don't want to miss.