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USA TODAY

WASHINGTON – With a little more than three weeks until the general election,the presidential candidates from both tickets, representatives from the campaigns and officials at the White House dodged important questions. 

Answers to these questions would let voters, who are already heading to the polls and sending in their ballots, know the important context surrounding the president’s health, offer policy clarifications, and provide transparency surrounding an already tumultuous election. 

The questions came during historic moments, including the vice presidential debate and as the president battled COVID-19 virus and criticism of how he handled the aftermath. 

Here are three of the most consequential questions leaders sidestepped this week:

When was Trump’s last negative COVID test?

When President Donald Trump announced early last Friday he had tested