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Fact-Checking The First Presidential Debate

Addressing issues ranging from national security to trade to their personal controversies, Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton and Republican nominee Donald Trump squared off in the first presidential debate Monday. The Onion takes a look at the validity of their bolder claims:

Viewers Impressed By How Male Trump Looked During Debate

HEMPSTEAD, NY—Saying the Republican nominee exhibited just the qualities they were looking for in the country’s next leader, viewers throughout the nation reported Monday night that they were impressed by how male Donald Trump appeared throughout the first debate.

Poll: 89% Of Debate Viewers Tuning In Solely To See Whether Roof Collapses

HEMPSTEAD, NY—Explaining that the American people showed relatively little interest in learning more about the nominees’ economic, counterterrorism, or immigration policies, a new Quinnipiac University poll revealed that 89 percent of viewers were tuning into Monday night’s presidential debate solely to see whether the roof collapses on the two candidates.

Trump Planning To Throw Lie About Immigrant Crime Rate Out There Early In Debate To Gauge How Much He Can Get Away With

HEMPSTEAD, NY—Saying he would probably introduce the falsehood in his opening statement or perhaps during his response to the night’s first question, Republican nominee Donald Trump reported Monday he was planning to throw out a blatant lie about the level of crime committed by immigrants early in the first presidential debate to gauge how much he’d be allowed to get away with.

Who Is Gary Johnson?

Former New Mexico governor and Libertarian Party presidential candidate Gary Johnson is gaining some traction in the polls as an alternative to the two major-party nominees. Here’s what you need to know about Johnson

What Is The Alt-Right?

A recent speech by Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton criticizing the “alt-right” movement and its support of Republican nominee Donald Trump has shone the national spotlight on the ideologically conservative group. Here’s what you need to know about the alt-right

Diehard Trump Voters Confirm Rest Of Nation Should Stop Wasting Time Trying To Reach Them

‘If Anything Could Change Our Minds, It Would’ve Happened By Now,’ Say Candidate’s Supporters

WASHINGTON—Saying it should be very clear by now that absolutely nothing can change their position on the matter, steadfast supporters of Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump told the rest of the nation Wednesday that it really shouldn’t bother trying to persuade them not to vote for him.

Tim Kaine Found Riding Conveyor Belt During Factory Campaign Stop

AIKEN, SC—Noting that he disappeared for over an hour during a campaign stop meet-and-greet with workers at a Bridgestone tire manufacturing plant, sources confirmed Tuesday that Democratic vice presidential candidate Tim Kaine was finally discovered riding on one of the factory’s conveyor belts.

Why Don’t People Like Hillary Clinton?

Although she’s secured the Democratic presidential nomination, many voters across all demographics are still hesitant to vote for Hillary Clinton. The Onion breaks down the reasons Clinton is having a hard time luring reluctant voters.

Who Are Donald Trump’s Supporters?

As Election Day draws near and GOP candidate Donald Trump continues to retain a loyal supporter base, many wonder who these voters are and what motivates them. Here are some key facts to know

How Trump Plans To Turn His Campaign Around

As Donald Trump’s poll numbers continue to fall, many wonder how the GOP presidential nominee can turn his campaign around before Election Day. Here are some ways Trump aims to regain his footing
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Election Day Guide

Tuesday is Election Day. Here are some pointers to keep in mind when heading to the polls:

Election Day Guide


  • If at all possible, vote before work. That way, you can make smug comments to non-voters all day long.
  • The new electronic voting machines are complicated. But don't worry: Octogenarians will be on hand to troubleshoot any technological problems that might arise.
  • If your election official hooks you up to a machine via a needle in your arm, you are actually donating blood.
  • Tip for those on the go: Voting a straight ticket can save you up to 15 seconds.
  • Remember that, as a member of a participatory democracy, you have a duty to make your voice heard on Election Day. If you find that idea hard to grasp, think of it like the lotto: You can't win if you don't play.
  • Don't wear dress shoes. They leave black scuff marks on gymnasium floors.
  • Voting is no longer considered uncool. Note that it is not cool, either.
  • Many newspapers offer sample ballots. Buy 10 copies and practice, practice, practice.
  • Remember to vote, or P. Diddy will kill you.
  • This is one of the most important elections in recent times, so it's best if you just leave it up to the pros.
  • When voting, you don't need to dress up in a scary costume or hand out candy. That happens two days earlier.
  • You might think it's funny, but it's disrespectful to submit write-in candidates like "Don Knotts," "Mickey Mouse," or "Michael Badnarik."
  • Remember to take the day off to vote. And the day before, to psyche up. And the morning after, to dry out.
  • If you are black and a resident of Florida, work out two or three alternate routes to your polling place to avoid police checkpoints.
  • The most important thing is to vote your conscience.
  • Okay, this is your conscience speaking: "Vote Nader. Vo-o-o-o-ote Nader."
  • If you are a Flintstone, make sure to put the granite slab arrows-first into the dinosaur's mouth.
  • If you live in Florida, for Christ's sake, look at the ballot very, very carefully this time.
  • Education is the issue Americans say is most important. Find someone with one of those to read the ballot to you.
  • Keep in mind that the name of every person who votes against George Bush is going to be read aloud on television the next time we're attacked by terrorists.
  • If you don't know where the polling place is in your district, just try to remember the ugliest, dingiest, most depressing building in a three-mile radius. That's probably it.

What To Bring
Remember to bring proper identification to the polls.
This can be:

  • Driver's license or your chauffeur
  • Passport and photos of your boyfriend in Paris
  • SuperVoter discount card
  • Note from president
  • Proof that your grandfather voted
  • Retinal scan or your alderman's retinas
  • Two Iraqi scalps
  • Receipt for your shoes
  • Videotape of your first steps
  • Halliburton employee ID
  • Birthday card from grandmother
  • Pint of sperm for DNA-identification purposes
  • Casserole dish to pass
  • A good friend who can totally vouch for you
  • Signed $20 bill
  • Autographed celebrity photo inscribed with your name

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