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Everything you need to know about the final presidential debate

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It’s happening. Third time's the charm. Wednesday night will be the third and final bout between former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and billionaire businessman Donald Trump.

Leading up to the candidate’s face-off, Hillary Clinton has a commanding lead nationally and a healthy advantage in most swing-states and goes into this debate with a seven percent national lead based on Real Clear Politics polling averages. In context, President Barack Obama had a 0.7 percent lead over Mitt Romney on the eve of the election.

Where can I watch the debate?

You can watch the final debate live on FOX19 NOW at 9 p.m., online at this link or on the FOX19 NOW mobile app. The debate will be held at the University of Nevada in Las Vegas.  

How long will the debate be?

The debate will run 90 minutes and there will be no commercial breaks.

Who’s the moderator? What is the debate’s format?

The debate is split into six 15-minutes segments and moderated by three-time Emmy Award winning “Fox News Sunday” anchor Chris Wallace.

Each candidate will have two minutes to answer questions and a chance to respond to their opponent.

The topics discussed will include immigration, entitlements, debt, the economy, foreign policy, the Supreme Court and each candidate’s fitness to serve.

Where do the candidates stand in Ohio?

Ohio looked to be one of Trump’s best battleground bets but is a dead heat between the two candidates based on the latest batch of swing-state polls.

The Clinton campaign has deployed an army of A-list surrogates to stump for her in Ohio the past two weeks including President Barack Obama, former President Bill Clinton and activist Gloria Steinem.

At the same time, Trump declared war on the Ohio Republican Party, ousting the party’s chair Matt Borges for questionable loyalty. The real estate mogul never received the blessing from his former rival Gov. John Kasich and Sen. Rob Portman abandoned ship, retracting his endorsement after the Hollywood Access tape released showcasing Trump making lewd sexual comments.

While the last 17 national polls show Clinton ahead after a slew of sexual assault allegations agianst Trump, Ohio is an outlier being the only swing-state closely contested with Trump’s lead being 0.7 percent based on Real Clear Politics four-way-race polling averages


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