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Clinton is cramming, Trump is riffing: Here's how the nominees are preparing for their last big chance to sway voters

Clinton is cramming, Trump is riffing: Here's how the nominees are preparing for their last big chance to sway voters

Ask Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump how they are preparing for the debate Monday that could upend the presidential race, and they might just change the subject.

Their aides, of course, are handing them briefing books detailing where the cameras will be placed and what the price of milk is. They’re studying each other’s hand gestures and talking points on endless streams of video. They’re acting out scenarios designed to replicate the conditions onstage at Hofstra University.

The campaigns are cagey about preparations as they aim to lower expectations, refusing even to say who they’re using as stand-ins to role-play the...

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