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TeED Debate for 2014 and 2016 cycle

Debate structure:

3 sections:
First: policy stance.
Each individual will be asked a policy question designed to allow them to outline their position.
-candidates will have 7 seconds to begin a substantive and relative response. If they have not begun substance within 7 sec a yellow light will flash, indicating a buffer of 2 seconds. If after 9 seconds the candidate has not begun to answer w/ a relative and substantive response, their microphone will be disabled and the next candidates time will begin.
-moderator will have button to deactivate auto-shut off, once depressed the candidate will have 60 seconds
-at least 3 policy positions (and/or subjects)is preferable.

Second: Evidence (with policy outline on screen above and re-read to candidate in question)...
Each candidate will be asked to describe 3 instances in past where they have taken current policy stances
-same timing rules apply

Third: Rebuttal
Each candidate is allowed 60 sec to rebut one position from each candidate, must have evidence based rebuttal (contradicting voting record, campaign speech/commercial, policy speech/commercial).
-candidates will again have 12 sec to state rebut and begin with evidence, else a buffer 2 sec will commence-marked by flashing yellow. The rebuttal time allowed will be 60sec if only one evidentiary instance is presented, 90 if there are multiple).

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    Aug 2 2013: if you want more time on this, click "edit" and add more time. Right now you have three hours.

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