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Watch, Listen And Fact Check The Vice Presidential Debate With PBS And NPR

Oct 4, 2016

Democrat Tim Kaine and Republican Mike Pence square off in the vice presidential debate Tuesday night at Longwood University in Farmville, Va.

Here's how NPR breaks it down:

Until tonight’s debate, the election hasn’t focused much on either running mate. Kaine and Pence are traditional candidates in a non-traditional race.

When it comes to the issues — such as raising taxes on the wealthy, expanding gun control and supporting President Obama’s executive orders on immigration — Kaine mostly agrees with his running mate, Hillary Clinton.

Stylistically, the straight-arrow Pence doesn't match with his flamboyant ticket-mate, Donald Trump. They do agree that immigrants who enter the country illegally shouldn’t be granted amnesty, that abortions should be restricted and that cutting taxes will create a healthier economy.

Some of the differences the VP picks have with their running mates may find their way into the spotlight during tonight’s debate.

You can listen here. We'll post a live video stream and NPR's live fact check when the debate starts at 8 p.m.

And tweet along with public radio stations across Texas -- just use the hashtag #TXDecides.

More Coverage from NPR:

Watch: Oct. 4 Vice-Presidential Debate via PBS Newshour

The Vice Presidential debate will be divided into nine, 10-minute segments. Moderator Elaine Quijano, anchor of CBSN and CBS News correspondent, will ask an opening question, and each candidate will have two minutes to respond.



Fact Check: Oct. 4 Vice-Presidential Debate Transcript

NPR's politics team, with help from reporters and editors who cover national security, immigration, business, foreign policy and more, is live annotating the debate. Portions of the debate with added analysis are highlighted, followed by context and fact check from NPR reporters and editors.

Note: This page will update automatically as the debate proceeds. We will work to correct the transcript as it comes in, but due to the live nature of the event, there may be some discrepancies.