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Vice presidential candidates, interruptions galore, and…..Russian bears? What was that all about? This liveblog of the vice presidential debate will tell you everything you need to know, with commentary from all over the internet. American politics is confusing! We’re here to help you figure it out. Join us at the following social media platforms for more Student Union content!

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Brittney Welch Brittney Welch October 4, 20168:51 pm

Hi everyone, it’s intern Brittney! Welcome to the VP debate liveblog! If you want to know more about the two candidates, check out these fact sheets!

Tim Kaine
Mike Pence

Glad to have you here as we watch this debate to see how Kaine and Pence support their candidates policies!

Brittney Welch Brittney Welch October 4, 20168:56 pm

How did Mike Pence prepare for the debate? CNN’s Sara Murray shares:

Rebecca Hankins Rebecca Hankins October 4, 20168:57 pm

Hello students, political junkies and friends! This is Rebecca intern at VOA’s Student Union. I will be live blogging this VP debate tonight along with Brittney and Arnella!

If you have been following our fun fact trivia questions about the two VP nominees–Mike Pence (R) and Tim Kaine (D)–I have the final two answers for you.
So why was Chester A. Authur called “Elegant Authur?”

***Drum roll please***
He owned 80 pairs of pants!!
And how were Vice Presidents chosen from 1788 to 1800?

The candidate with the second most votes in the general election became the VP!

Hope you enjoyed our live quizzes from around the D.C. Metro Area as much as we did making them.Now stay tuned for some awesome live blogging about the VP Debate from some awesome interns!
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Brittney Welch Brittney Welch October 4, 20168:58 pm
Curious about the debate moderator Elaine Quijano?

Rebecca Hankins Rebecca Hankins October 4, 20169:02 pm

Hello students, political junkies, and friends! This is Rebecca intern at VOA’s Student Union. I will be live blogging this VP debate tonight along with Brittney and Arnella!

If you have been following our fun fact trivia questions about the two VP nominees–Mike Pence (R) and Tim Kaine (D)–I have the final two answers for you.

So why was Chester A. Authur called “Elegant Authur?”

***Drum roll please***

He owned 80 pairs of pants!!
And how were Vice Presidents chosen from 1788 to 1800?

The candidate with the second most votes in the general election became the VP!

Hope you enjoyed our live quizzes from around the D.C. Metro Area as much as we did making them.Now stay tuned for some awesome live blogging about the VP Debate from some awesome interns!
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Arnella Sandy Arnella Sandy October 4, 20169:05 pm

Arnella here! Excited to live-blog and live-tweet tonights VP debate! Make sure to brush up on your VP fun facts and pay close attention to the debate.

Be sure to tweet us and even Facebook message us whatever questions you have regarding election2016 and we’ll do our very best to respond!
Let’s get started!
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Brittney Welch Brittney Welch October 4, 20169:05 pm

Need a place to watch the debate? Try C-SPAN.

Kathleen Struck Kathleen Struck October 4, 20169:07 pm

Tim Kaine is wearing a red tie. Mike Pence is wearing a blue tie. Red is Republican’s color. Blue is Democrat’s color. Kinda interesting, no?

Arnella Sandy Arnella Sandy October 4, 20169:08 pm

Bloomberg Politics is also streaming the debate live!

Brittney Welch Brittney Welch October 4, 20169:08 pm

Another fact about the moderator!

Brittney Welch Brittney Welch October 4, 20169:10 pm

Clinton bringing up some old praise from Pence!

Rebecca Hankins Rebecca Hankins October 4, 20169:17 pm

The interruptions have begun…Pence and Kaine can’t seem to find a good groove to both answer and discuss the questions.

Brittney Welch Brittney Welch October 4, 20169:18 pm

This opening exchange is more combative than I expected!

Arnella Sandy Arnella Sandy October 4, 20169:18 pm

Brittney Welch Brittney Welch October 4, 20169:20 pm

Kaine asks if America would rather have a “You’re fired” president, than a “You’re hired” president.
The Apprentice jokes have begun.
Hopefully Kaine will stay away from his Trump impressions.

Rebecca Hankins Rebecca Hankins October 4, 20169:22 pm

Tim Kaine believes that Trump’s plan for jobs and the economy is the ‘your fired’ plan while Hillary’s is the ‘you’re hired’ plan. Like Brittney said…The Apprentice jokes have begun…

Brittney Welch Brittney Welch October 4, 20169:23 pm

SCRANTON? DID SOMEBODY CALL JOE BIDEN?

Kathleen Struck Kathleen Struck October 4, 20169:24 pm

Pence says Trump went through “a very difficult time” when he, as a businessman, lost a great deal of money.

Brittney Welch Brittney Welch October 4, 20169:25 pm

Arnella Sandy Arnella Sandy October 4, 20169:26 pm

“Billions and Billions of dollars”

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Rebecca Hankins Rebecca Hankins October 4, 20169:28 pm

Wanna know what Mike Pence and Tim Kaine were referring to when talking about Trump’s Taxes? Check out this New York Times article.

Brittney Welch Brittney Welch October 4, 20169:29 pm

“I can’t believe you’re not going to defend your voting record.” Kaine to Pence.

Rebecca Hankins Rebecca Hankins October 4, 20169:32 pm

Answering the question, “Do we ask too much of police in this country?”

Tim Kaine says that him and Hillary will focus on community policing and fight the scourge of gun violence.
Brittney Welch Brittney Welch October 4, 20169:32 pm

A lot of people on twitter think the questions are going too fast.

Brittney Welch Brittney Welch October 4, 20169:35 pm

Annnnd Trump is a-tweeting!

Arnella Sandy Arnella Sandy October 4, 20169:35 pm
Social media’s current reaction

Arnella Sandy Arnella Sandy October 4, 20169:37 pm
Some reaction to the back and forth

Brittney Welch Brittney Welch October 4, 20169:38 pm

A reporter from the Guardian comments on Pence.

Rebecca Hankins Rebecca Hankins October 4, 20169:42 pm

Reactions from the Twitter World have some debateviewers feeling some type of way about the VP nominees

Brittney Welch Brittney Welch October 4, 20169:43 pm

Pence to interrupting Kaine: “I forgive you.” Then breaking into Kaine’s time, Pence says that he got even.

Arnella Sandy Arnella Sandy October 4, 20169:44 pm

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Brittney Welch Brittney Welch October 4, 20169:47 pm

Pence touts Trump’s endorsement by the union for the Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agency, and defends his plan.

Kaine responds to Pence.

Arnella Sandy Arnella Sandy October 4, 20169:48 pm
Trump tweets:

Rebecca Hankins Rebecca Hankins October 4, 20169:48 pm

Do you think this was an attempt of a burn towards Kaine?

Kelso does:
Brittney Welch Brittney Welch October 4, 20169:50 pm

Kaine said “Trump has a kind of Mt. Rushmore of dictators.”

Pence scoffs in response, saying “Oh, come on.”
Rebecca Hankins Rebecca Hankins October 4, 20169:52 pm

Mike Pence gave President Obama compliments for getting Bin Laden but thinks the USA has been the unsafest it has ever been since his Presidency. Pence believes the focus is now on ISIS.

Brittney Welch Brittney Welch October 4, 20169:53 pm
I knew more Apprentice jokes were coming from Kaine.

Arnella Sandy Arnella Sandy October 4, 20169:55 pm

Is anyone keeping count of the amount of times Tim Kaine & Mike Pence have cut each other off?

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Brittney Welch Brittney Welch October 4, 20169:55 pm

Point of the question missed?

Rebecca Hankins Rebecca Hankins October 4, 20169:58 pm

What are people saying about the moderator, Elaine Quijano?

Brittney Welch Brittney Welch October 4, 20169:58 pm

Elaine Quijano looking at Pence and Kaine right now as they wont stop talking.

Rebecca Hankins Rebecca Hankins October 4, 20169:59 pm

What are people saying about the moderator, Elaine Quijano?

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Brittney Welch Brittney Welch October 4, 201610:02 pm

Rebecca Hankins Rebecca Hankins October 4, 201610:04 pm

Do you think Elaine Quijano was being ignored on purpose?

Brittney Welch Brittney Welch October 4, 201610:05 pm

Why is Pence talking about a Russian Bear? Ronald Reagan is why!

Brittney Welch Brittney Welch October 4, 201610:07 pm
Thoughts about Pence’s performance

Rebecca Hankins Rebecca Hankins October 4, 201610:10 pm

Awkward silence after Kaine says, “Trump needs to stop praising Putin” Pence sat quietly shaking his head looking for words or in disbelief?

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Brittney Welch Brittney Welch October 4, 201610:11 pm

Pence tells Kaine that he’s running an “Insult driven campaign.” Kaine says he’s just stating facts about his [Pence’s] candidate.

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Brittney Welch Brittney Welch October 4, 201610:14 pm

Kathleen Struck Kathleen Struck October 4, 201610:14 pm

“Gentlemen, please.”

Brittney Welch Brittney Welch October 4, 201610:17 pm

Arnella Sandy Arnella Sandy October 4, 201610:20 pm
Fun Fact:

Rebecca Hankins Rebecca Hankins October 4, 201610:21 pm

The question is: What specific steps would you take to prevent North Korea from developing a nuclear-armed missile that can reach the United States?

Mike Pence is talking about the major donors from foreign governments to the Clinton Foundation.
Tim Kaine is defending the Clinton Foundation and the investigation into it. Kaine compares the Clinton Foundation to the Trump Foundation. He calls it an octopus because it is all around the world and family members have access to it.

Moderator has to remind them both that the original question was about North Korea….laughs from both nominees.

Brittney Welch Brittney Welch October 4, 201610:22 pm

Interesting insight from a focus group….

Rebecca Hankins Rebecca Hankins October 4, 201610:23 pm

The question is: What specific steps would you take to prevent North Korea from developing a nuclear-armed missile that can reach the United States?

Mike Pence is talking about the major donors from foreign governments to the Clinton Foundation.

Tim Kaine is defending the Clinton Foundation and the investigation into it. Kaine compares the Clinton Foundation to the Trump Foundation. He calls it an octopus because it is all around the world and family members have access to it.

The moderator Elaine Quijno has to remind them both that the original question was about North Korea….laughs from both nominees.
Arnella Sandy Arnella Sandy October 4, 201610:24 pm

Twitters reaction to the VP picks veering off topic:

Rebecca Hankins Rebecca Hankins October 4, 201610:27 pm

Both VP nominees are currently talking about how they balance their faith and public policy positions.

They are now talking about abortion and Kaine brings up how Gov. Pence wants to overturn Roe v. Wade.
Pence rebuttals and tries to defend Trump by stating, “Trump is not a polished politician like you or Hillary” and embracing life.
Brittney Welch Brittney Welch October 4, 201610:27 pm

Kaine and Pence talk about balancing faith and public policy positions.

Brittney Welch Brittney Welch October 4, 201610:30 pm

“He’s not a polished politician” Pence defends Trump’s comment about punishing women who have abortions.

Rebecca Hankins Rebecca Hankins October 4, 201610:31 pm

Both VP nominees are currently talking about how they balance their faith and public policy positions.
They are now talking about abortion and Kaine brings up how Gov. Pence wants to overturn Roe v. Wade.

Pence rebuttals and tries to defend Trump by stating, “Trump is not a polished politician like you or Hillary” and embracing life.
Rebecca Hankins Rebecca Hankins October 4, 201610:32 pm

Both VP nominees are currently talking about how they balance their faith and public policy positions. They are now talking about abortion and Kaine brings up how Gov. Pence wants to overturn Roe v. Wade. Pence rebuttals and tries to defend Trump by stating, “Trump is not a polished politician like you or Hillary” and embracing life.

Brittney Welch Brittney Welch October 4, 201610:35 pm

Final question! Whew. This has been a roller coaster. Its gone fast!

Kaine says that Clinton will work across the aisle to unify the country, just like she did during her time as a New York state Senator.

Pence says that Trump will make America strong, and bring real change, and have Americans stand tall together.

Kathleen Struck Kathleen Struck October 4, 201610:36 pm

Tim Kaine is taller than Mike Pence. Didn’t realize that until they stood up. Apropo of nothing.

Brittney Welch Brittney Welch October 4, 201610:43 pm

Thank you all for joining our liveblog! We’ll see you again on October 9th, back with Trump and Clinton!


Arnella Sandy Arnella Sandy October 4, 201610:48 pm

Alright guys, It’s been a blast live-blogging and having you all follow along with us! See you all on Sunday (October 9th) as Trump & Clinton face off for debate #2!

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Arnella Sandy Arnella Sandy October 4, 201610:49 pm

Alright guys, It’s been a blast live-blogging and having you all follow along with us! See you all on Sunday (October 9th) as Trump & Clinton face off for debate #2!

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Rebecca Hankins Rebecca Hankins October 4, 201610:51 pm

Thank you thank you thank you so much for checking out our live blog this evening! We tried our best to keep up with the fast pace environment of this VP debate. Hope you enjoyed our commentary as well as updates and feedback from Twitter users from around the world. We will be back at it again with that Facebook Live this Sunday!

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