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The vice presidential debate by the numbers: topic, attack and interruption tracker

How many interruptions, how many attacks, and how long the candidates spent on the topics.

When Vice President Mike Pence and Sen. Kamala Harris took the stage in Salt Lake City, the stakes were higher than in any other VP debate in recent memory.

With President Donald Trump recovering from a coronavirus infection and his campaign raising questions about the mental acuity of Joe Biden, the Democratic presidential nominee, viewers evaluated the two politicians for more than the second spot on the ticket when Pence and Harris took the stage in Salt Lake City.

Trump ended up the debate topic the candidates spent the most time talking about:

Pence and Harris traded attacks through the night, tallying close to 200 attacks on each other:

Follow the rest of what happened with the NBC News vice presidential debate liveblog.

Jiachuan Wu, Robin Muccari and Joe Murphy contributed.