The 2016
United States presidential election debates were a series of debates held for
the 2016 U.S. presidential general election. The Commission on Presidential
Debates (CPD), a bipartisan organization formed in 1987, organized three
debates among the major presidential candidates. The first presidential debate
for the 2016 election took place on September 26, 2016, and set the record as
the most-watched debate in American history, with 84 million viewers. The only
vice-presidential debate was held on October 4. The second presidential debate
took place on October 9, and the final debate took place on October 19. All CPD
debates occurred from approximately 9 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. EDT (6 p.m. to 7:30
p.m. PDT). Only the Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton and the Republican
nominee Donald Trump met the criteria for inclusion in the debates, and thus
were the only two to appear in the debates. Hillary Clinton was considered to
have won all three presidential debates by scientific opinion polls of likely
voters. Despite this, Donald Trump won the presidential election held on
November 8.

Below, you
will find the complaints submitted by viewers to the FCC, about these debates.
Specifically, this release consisted of the complaints for the
debates which took place on Monday, September 26, 2016, Sunday, October 9,
2016 and Wednesday, October 19, 2016.

FCC Complaints

Complaints about 2016 Presidential Debates between Donald Trump & Hillary
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