Hillary versus Donald: the Presidential election debates.

Who won the first presidential debate?


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NYCKY

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The 2016 Presidential election debates kick off on Monday September 26th and in keeping with recent custom, there will be three debates between the major party Presidential nominees and one debate between the Vice Presidential nominees.

The debates are held on different days of the week, so as not to disrupt the TV networks prime time line up on two of the same days. Additionally, they are timed to avoid major religious and cultural holidays but they are drawn up before the major league sports schedule is finalized.

The bipartisan commission on Presidential debates organizes (CPD: The Commission on Presidential Debates: An Overview ) and invites candidates to the debates. Invited candidates must satisfy three main criteria, the candidates must be constitutionally eligible to serve, they must be on enough state ballots to mathematically win the election and they must be at 15% in a series of major opinion polls immediately prior to the debates. For the first debate, only Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton have qualified.

The debates are typically held at Colleges and Universities, that bid to host them and some of this year’s hosts have held previous debates. The audience generally consists of students and faculty of the colleges as well as various state and national officials of both parties.

The debate schedule for the Presidential nominees is

Monday, September 26th, Hofstra University, Long Island NY
Sunday, October 9th, Washington University, St Louis, Missouri
Wednesday, October 19th, University of Las Vegas, Nevada


And for the Vice Presidential nominees, the one debate is scheduled for

Tuesday, October 4th, Longwood University, Farmville, Virginia

Lester Holt of NBC Nightly News will moderate the first debate and I expect that the first debate will be one of the most, if not the most watched political debate in history.
 


Mister men

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Going to be tough for Clinton to make it through the debates. Her health problems have made it impossible for her to stand for extended periods for a while now and her rallies appearances are averaging 25 minutes in comparison to Trumps over 50 minutes. Her stamina or lack of will be her final downfall.
 

drummed

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Maybe have a debate at Trump University?

Certain Orange Jesus wil use his wit and intellect to massive effect and stun all viewers with his grasp of detail and policy. I expect a HUGEEE performance from fake tan conman.
 
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firefly123

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What time(Irish) is the first one on?
 

GabhaDubh

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The path is set, number one topic is Mrs Clinton's health ,if it is a tie, Mr Trump is declared the victor. This is by the people not the media.
 

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The topics for the first debate are very general:
America's Direction
Achieving Prosperity
Securing America

Originally there were going to be six segments of 15 minutes each, but now there are three segments of 30 minutes each, so there is lots of room for the candidates to get stuck into each other. I would have preferred it was more structured.

There is very limited seating as the debates are intended for streaming. In the first debate most tickets will be distributed by lottery to Hofstra uni students and faculty. Very few public tickets are available.

Note that Cuban was not invited by HRC or her campaign, but they congratulated him on attending. If Grandpa Trump left it this long then it's unlikely he'll get a ticket for the fragrant Gennifer (though knowing him he's probably bribed a student to get a ticket).

I hope the moderator moderates well and is not overwhelmed.

http://www.uspresidentialelectionnew...bate-schedule/
CPD: Commission on Presidential Debates Announces Format for 2016 General Election Debates
http://www.abc15.com/news/national/d...dential-debate
 

an innocent abroad

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Such An amazing country, so much talent, so much geniius...But Trump is teaching, All you have to do is WORK THE SYSTEM..

So much talent, so many entrepreneurs, so much genious,....yet we are reduced to the most un inspired, uncollected , Fraudulent Wannabes, who use the the Tax system to pay for their serious mistakes!!!!! Which pays for their exaggerated lifestyles!
 

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Is the importance of the debate been overplayed a bit by the networks?

Listening to Larry Sabato from University of Virginia centre of politics on Fox(he also comments for CNN) the other night , he seems to think the importance of debates are always overplayed and he thinks this will eventually be no different.

He said this race has a lot less undecided's at this stage than most elections as name recognition for both of these is already through the roof and most people have already firmly made up their minds and nothing will change them, both sets of supporters will claim victory no matter happens tomorrow night.

And he said debate bounces are always very short lived , so he expects if someone does gain a few points because of it will be dissipated within a week or so.
 

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Is the importance of the debate been overplayed a bit by the networks?

Listening to Larry Sabato from University of Virginia centre of politics on Fox(he also comments for CNN) the other night , he seems to think the importance of debates are always overplayed and he thinks this will eventually be no different.

He said this race has a lot less undecided's at this stage than most elections as name recognition for both of these is already through the roof and most people have already firmly made up their minds and nothing will change them, both sets of supporters will claim victory no matter happens tomorrow night.

And he said debate bounces are always very short lived , so he expects if someone does gain a few points because of it will be dissipated within a week or so.
There is entertainment value in these debates (at least the first one) as everyone is wondering how Grandpa Trump will behave.

So they are/will be different from any previous debates.
 

an innocent abroad

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For the First time myself and family have no interest in watching the debates.

Given we have votes, we are sadly deprived of proper candidates.

We reserve our votes.
 


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