Clinton, Trump preparing for first presidential debate tonight

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Monday, September 26, 2016
Clinton, Trump prepping for first one-on-one presidential debate
Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are just hours from their first debate, which is expected to draw a Super Bowl-sized audience.

NEW YORK -- Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are just hours from their first debate, which is expected to draw a Super Bowl-sized audience.

RELATED: Watch first Trump-Clinton presidential debate at 6 p.m. on ABC7

Both candidates are expected to lay low as they prep for one of the most highly anticipated events of the political season - their very first one-on-one presidential debate.

But overnight, the Trump team and debate prep coach Rudy Guiliani checked out the stage as senior campaign advisors for both sides anticipate what's to come.

"All that we're asking is that, if Donald Trump lies, that it's pointed out," Clinton campaign manager Robby Mook said.

But will Trump be fact checked on the spot by the debate moderator?

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The Clinton campaign sure does hope so, while the Trump team says just let the candidates have it out.

"I really don't appreciate campaigns thinking it is the job of the media to go and be these virtual fact-checkers," Trump campaign manager Kellyanne Conway said.

The debate will be divided into six segments for a total of 90 minutes.

Clinton will go first, with two minutes to respond to the question based off of broad topics.

The audience is instructed not to boo or cheer.

For Clinton, she may be a veteran at this type of showdown, but her team says they just don't know which Trump will show up Monday night.

As for Trump, he went up against the army of Republicans in the primaries and he didn't hold back on taking them all on during the 11 debates.

"He referred to my hands. If they're small, something else must be small. I can guarantee you there's no problem," Trump said at a previous debate.

A new poll from Quinnapiac University shows Clinton and Trump in a virtual tie among likely voters as they head into Monday night's showdown.

Due to the presidential debate, tonight's "Jeopardy!" will be seen at 10 p.m. and "Wheel of Fortune" at 10:30 p.m. on ABC7.

The presidential debate begins at 6 p.m. on ABC7. For full coverage on the presidential election, click here.

Bay Area presidential debate watch parties:

5 p.m. - The Chapel, 777 Valencia St., San Francisco

5:30 p.m. - Commonwealth Club, Hotel Zetta, 55 Fifth St., San Francisco

5:30 p.m. - Presidential Debate Watch Party with Contra Costa County Supervisor John Gioia and other local officials, Salute E Vita Ristorante, 1900 Esplanade Dr., Marina Bay, Richmond

5:30 p.m. -- San Francisco Republican Party, Presidio Golf Course, 300 Finley Road, San Francisco

5:30 p.m. - Everett & Jones BBQ, 126 Broadway, Oakland

5:30 p.m. - Council on American-Islamic Relations, 3000 Scott Blvd. #212, Santa Clara

5:30 p.m. - Alum Rock Branch Library, Community Room, 3090 Alum Rock Ave., San Jose

5:30 p.m. - Santa Clara Democratic Party, Democratic party HQ, 2151 Monterey Rd., Ste 80, San Jose

5:30 p.m. - Piedmont Area Republican Women, Monaghan's Restaurant, 2820 Mountain Blvd., Oakland

5:45 p.m. - Learning Commons, University Library, Santa Clara University, 500 El Camino Real, Santa Clara

6 p.m. - "Moms Demand Action" presidential debate watch party, Diving Dog Brewhouse, 1802 Telegraph Ave., Oakland

6 p.m. - SJSU Student Union Starbucks Lounge, First Floor, 1 Washington Square, San Jose

6 p.m. - SJSU Martin Luther King Jr. Library, hosted by TeenHQ, 150 E Fernando St., San Jose

6 p.m. - Institute of Governmental Studies, UC Berkeley IGC Library, 109 Moses Hall, UC Berkeley

6 p.m. - SoMa StEat Food Park, 428 11th St., San Francisco

6 p.m. - San Mateo County Democrats, 2907 El Camino Real, Redwood City

6 p.m. - Era Art Bar & Lounge, 19 Grand Avenue, Oakland

Click here for a full list of debate watch parties in San Francisco.