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2016 election Everything That Should've Been Discussed in the First Clinton-Trump Debate  

Jacob Shelton
756 votes 151 voters

List Rules Vote up the most important issues that received no attention during the debate between Trump and Clinton.

Did anyone really expect a debate between a nonsense spewing chatterbox and a cagey career politician to actually touch on topics that Americans care about? Most of the first presidential debate was spent in a swirling vortex of sound bites, and when an issue was discussed, it was rarely for longer than 30 seconds. There were so many topics that weren't covered in the first Clinton-Trump debate that it’s hard to know where to begin.

Should the nominees have discussed our failing education system or the inane military overspending that our country has been taking part in since the late '70s? Maybe one of them could have brought up gender disparity in the workplace. It was a long discussion, but there were still plenty of issues no one addressed in the first 2016 presidential debate.

While it’s important that every topic gets broached at a debate, there are some issues that are important to voters that rarely get talked about, so we’re asking you what you really care about in the 2016 election. Vote up the most important issues that received no attention during the debate between Trump and Clinton, and if you think something should have been discussed that isn't on this list, please let us know in the comments and we’ll text Lester Holt with your query. 

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Healthcare Reform is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Everything That Should've Been Discussed in the First Clinton-Trump Debate
Healthcare Reform

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42 11
Benghazi is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Everything That Should've Been Discussed in the First Clinton-Trump Debate
Benghazi

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46 14
The Clinton Foundation is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Everything That Should've Been Discussed in the First Clinton-Trump Debate
The Clinton Foundation

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34 6
The Candidates' Proposed S... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Everything That Should've Been Discussed in the First Clinton-Trump Debate
The Candidates' Proposed Supreme Court Nominations

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23 3
Prescription Drug Cost Regulat... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Everything That Should've Been Discussed in the First Clinton-Trump Debate
Prescription Drug Cost Regulation

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35 12
Trump's Wall is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Everything That Should've Been Discussed in the First Clinton-Trump Debate
Trump's Wall

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28 10
Student Loan Debt is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Everything That Should've Been Discussed in the First Clinton-Trump Debate
Student Loan Debt

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30 14
America's Near Daily Mass Shoo... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Everything That Should've Been Discussed in the First Clinton-Trump Debate
America's Near Daily Mass Shootings

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18 4
Illegal Immigrant Labor is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Everything That Should've Been Discussed in the First Clinton-Trump Debate
Illegal Immigrant Labor

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26 12
Campaign Finance Reform is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Everything That Should've Been Discussed in the First Clinton-Trump Debate
Campaign Finance Reform

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27 15
Trump University is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Everything That Should've Been Discussed in the First Clinton-Trump Debate
Trump University

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How One Shuts Down Areas of th... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Everything That Should've Been Discussed in the First Clinton-Trump Debate
How One Shuts Down Areas of the Internet

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19 10
Legalization of Marijuana is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Everything That Should've Been Discussed in the First Clinton-Trump Debate
Legalization of Marijuana

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17 9
Trump's Call to Ban Muslims is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Everything That Should've Been Discussed in the First Clinton-Trump Debate
Trump's Call to Ban Muslims

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19 14
Out of Control Military Spendi... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Everything That Should've Been Discussed in the First Clinton-Trump Debate
Out of Control Military Spending

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14 12
Workplace Gender Disparity is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Everything That Should've Been Discussed in the First Clinton-Trump Debate
Workplace Gender Disparity

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LGBTQIA Rights is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Everything That Should've Been Discussed in the First Clinton-Trump Debate
LGBTQIA Rights

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15 14
Women's Reproductive Rights is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Everything That Should've Been Discussed in the First Clinton-Trump Debate
Women's Reproductive Rights

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7 9
What Is Allowed in Enhanced In... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Everything That Should've Been Discussed in the First Clinton-Trump Debate
What Is Allowed in Enhanced Interrogation Techniques?

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5 10
Drone Warfare is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Everything That Should've Been Discussed in the First Clinton-Trump Debate
Drone Warfare

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5 10
What Really Happened on Planet... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Everything That Should've Been Discussed in the First Clinton-Trump Debate
What Really Happened on Planet Serpo?

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7 13
The Death Penalty is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Everything That Should've Been Discussed in the First Clinton-Trump Debate
The Death Penalty