WATCH LIVE: Trump and Clinton face off in third presidential debate
It’s perhaps fitting that the final debate in an election campaign that has been characterized by spectacle as much as anything will take place in Las Vegas.
Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton are in sin city tonight, for the 90-minute commercial free event.
The event will mirror the more formalized format of the first debate, with the candidates at lecterns and questions controlled by moderator Chris Wallace of Fox News.
The debate will be split into six 15 minute segments, each focusing on a different topic.
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No holds barred
With just three weeks remaining in the campaign, tonight’s debate is expected to get scrappy.
Donald trump is trailing badly in the polls both nationally and in key battleground states. Trump’s troubles are so deep that poll aggregator and analyst Nate Silver of fivethirthyeight.com gives him just a 12.8% chance of pulling off a win.
Trump will have to fend off allegations related to accusations of sexual assault from about a dozen women, a scandal that grew out of the bombshell 2005 tape in which we was recorded bragging about kissing and grabbing women without permission.
He may also look to turn up the volume on his recent unfounded claims that the election is “rigged.”
Trump, who has not held back in any of his debate performances is expected to go fully on the attack. He needs as big win tonight if he plans to turn the narrative of the campaign with time running out on the clock.
Clinton will be looking to stay cool, and essentially avoid any kind of a spectacular meltdown.
But she’ll likely take heavy fire from Trump both on the issue of her private email server, and on the contents of emails allegedly hacked from her campaign manager made public by WikiLeaks.
Some of those emails have shown her to be friendlier to Wall Street behind closed doors than in public.
The Clinton campaign has refused to confirm the emails’ authenticity, claiming the hacks were sponsored by Russia and contain doctored information.