The second presidential debate of the November election campaign will be held on October 15 in Miami instead of Michigan, as originally planned, the commission in charge of organizing it announced Tuesday.
The University of Michigan, based in Ann Arbor, said it will not be able to host the debate, so it will eventually be held at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts in Miami.
It will be a debate with the format of a town hall or public assembly, with questions raised by the citizens of the Miami area, according to the Presidential Debates Commission, which is the second time this Florida city has been chosen for one of these meetings between the candidates for the U.S. Presidency.
The first was in 2004 at the University of Miami and was hosted by Republican President George W. Bush and Democrat John Kerry.
In Miami, President Donald Trump, who is seeking re-election, and presumably former Vice President Joseph Biden of the Democratic Party will participate in the debate.
Florida is currently experiencing an upsurge in COVID-19 cases, which already number more than 100,000, and, according to a University of Pennsylvania model, is at risk of becoming the new epicenter of the disease in the United States by mid-July.
The rest of the debates in this campaign, presidential and vice-presidential, continue as planned.
The first debate among the White House candidates will be held September 29 at the University of Notre Dame in Notre Dame, Indiana, followed by a debate among the vice presidential candidates October 7 at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City.
After the October 15 debate in Miami, on October 22 the presidential candidates will meet again at Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee.
All of the debates will be held at night, will last 90 minutes, will not be interrupted by commercial breaks and will be moderated by a single person, according to the commission.