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Live Fact Checking of the Vice Presidential Debate

Oct 4, 2016

Republican Mike Pence and Democrat Tim Kaine face off for the first and only vice presidential debate Tuesday night in Virginia.

NPR's politics team is providing a live annotation of the debate. Follow along below.

The debate, starting at 9:00 pm, takes place at Longwood University in Farmville, Virginia.

Republican Donald Trump spokeswoman Kellyanne Conway talked about Pence in a Tuesday morning appearance on CBS "This Morning." She called Pence low key, and said that during the debate he'll fight to defend Trump and go after his Democratic rival, Hillary Clinton.

Kaine, who is now a U.S. senator, is a former civil rights lawyer and Virginia governor. He invited civil rights leader Jesse Jackson to be a guest at the debate. He also invited former Virgina State Senator Henry Marsh, a civil rights attorney and mentor to Kaine.

Many people have said they don't have a feel for either Kaine or Pence. A recent Associated Press-GfK poll said more than half of registered voters said they don't know enough about Kaine to venture an opinion about him, and about 47 percent said the same for Pence.

The highlighted portions of NPR's live fact checking contain added analysis, along with context and fact checks from NPR reporters and editors.

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


The second presidential debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump will be held on Sunday, October 9.

This report includes information from the Associated Press.