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VP Debate Transcript and Fact Check


Democrat Tim Kaine and Republican Mike Pence squared off in the vice-presidential debate Tuesday.

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


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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.