The Latest: Commission to make changes in wake of 1st debate

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President Donald Trump makes a points as Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden listens during the first presidential debate Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2020, at Case Western University and Cleveland Clinic, in Cleveland, Ohio. (AP Photo/Morry Gash, Pool)

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the 2020 presidential election (all times local):

1:35 p.m.

The Commission on Presidential Debates says it’s adding new “tools to maintain order” to the upcoming debates after a chaotic first debate between President Donald Trump and Joe Biden.

Trump’s frequent interruptions of the Democratic presidential nominee defined Tuesday night’s debate, with Biden frequently unable to complete a sentence.

Moderator Chris Wallace of Fox News pleaded with Trump several times to allow Biden to speak uninterrupted, to no avail.

The nonpartisan commission has organized every general election presidential debate since 1988. In a statement, the commission said the first debate “made clear that additional structure should be added to the format of the remaining debates to ensure a more orderly discussion of the issues.”

The commission says it “intends to ensure that additional tools to maintain order are in place for the remaining debates.”

And the commission says it’s “carefully considering the changes that it will adopt and will announce those measures shortly.”

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HERE’S WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT WHAT’S HAPPENING IN THE PRESIDENTIAL RACE:

President Donald Trump plans campaign events in Minnesota. Democrat Joe Biden is making stops on a train tour of Ohio and Pennsylvania.

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HERE’S WHAT ELSE IS HAPPENING:

1 p.m.

Democrat Joe Biden is talking to voters in Ohio and Pennsylvania as he takes a train tour of those states a day after his debate clash with President Donald Trump.

At a stop in Alliance, Ohio, Biden pledged that if he wins the Nov. 3 election, “I’m not going to be the Democrat president. I’m going to be the American president.”

Biden said the debate and the election itself are about the American people.

And he’s posing this question: “Does your president have any idea, understand what you’re going through and if he does, does he care about it?”

Biden says his train tour will take him to places “that are hurting.”

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12:45 p.m.

After their first debate-stage clash, President Donald Trump and Democrat Joe Biden are pressing their contrasting messages in the Midwest as millions of voters cast early ballots.

Biden is heading into his most aggressive day on the campaign trail all year, with eight stops planned for a train tour that began midmorning in Cleveland and is scheduled to end Wednesday night in western Pennsylvania.

Trump plans to address voters and donors in Minnesota later in the day.

Both men candidates have been active on social media early, seizing on the turbulent debate to try to score political points.

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