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Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney and President Barack Obama shake hands during the second presidential debate at Hofstra University. (Oct. 16, 2012)

2012 presidential debate at Hofstra

President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney debate at Hofstra University in the second of three debates between the two candidates. The debate at Hofstra followed a town hall format featuring questions from audience members.

Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney and President Barack
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Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney and President Barack Obama after the second presidential debate, at Hofstra University. (Oct. 16, 2012)

President Barack Obama kisses his wife Michelle following
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President Barack Obama kisses his wife Michelle following the second presidential debate with Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney at Hofstra University. (Oct. 16, 2012)

Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney kisses his wife,
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Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney kisses his wife, Ann, after the second presidential debate with President Barack Obama at Hofstra University. (Oct. 16, 2012)

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Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney (L) and President
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Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney (L) and President Barack Obama both talk the audience during a town hall style debate at Hofstra University. (Oct. 16, 2012)

President Barack Obama and Republican presidential nominee Mitt
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President Barack Obama and Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney during the presidential debate in Mack Arena at Hofstra University. (Oct. 16, 2012)

President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney speak during
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President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney speak during the presidential debate at the David Mack Center at Hofstra University. (Oct. 16, 2012)

Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney, left, smiles as
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Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney, left, smiles as he listens to a question at the 2012 presidential debate against President Barack Obama, right, at Hofstra University in Hempstead. (Oct. 16, 2012)

President Barack Obama, left, answers a question during
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President Barack Obama, left, answers a question during a town hall style debate at Hofstra University. (Oct. 16, 2012)

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Moderator Candy Crowley of CNN addresses the presidential
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Moderator Candy Crowley of CNN addresses the presidential candidates during a town hall style debate at Hofstra University. (Oct. 16, 2012)

An audience members reads from a printed question
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An audience members reads from a printed question during the second presidential debate at Hofstra University. (Oct. 16, 2012)

President Barack Obama and GOP presidential nominee Mitt
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President Barack Obama and GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney at the 2012 presidential debate at Hofstra University in Hempstead. (Oct. 16, 2012)

Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney, left, debates President
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Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney, left, debates President Barack Obama, right, at the 2012 presidential debate at Hofstra University in Hempstead, N.Y. (Oct. 16, 2012)

Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney and President Barack
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Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney and President Barack Obama spar during the second presidential debate at Hofstra University. (Oct. 16, 2012)

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CNN's Candy Crowley, center, conducts the second presidential
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CNN's Candy Crowley, center, conducts the second presidential debate with US President Barack Obama, right, and Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, left, at the David Mack Center at Hofstra University. (Oct. 16, 2012)

President Barack Obama addresses the audience at Hofstra
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President Barack Obama addresses the audience at Hofstra University in Hempstead Tuesday night. (Oct. 16, 2012)

President Barack Obama, right, and Republican presidential nominee
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President Barack Obama, right, and Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney, center, participate in the second presidential debate at Hofstra University. (Oct. 16, 2012)

President Barack Obama and GOP presidential nominee Mitt
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President Barack Obama and GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney at the 2012 presidential debate at Hofstra University in Hempstead. (Oct. 16, 2012)

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney speaks during a
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Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney speaks during a town hall style debate at Hofstra University. (Oct. 16, 2012)

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Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney answers a question
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Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney answers a question as President Barack Obama listens during the second presidential debate at Hofstra University. (Oct. 16, 2012)

President Barack Obama addresses members of the audience
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President Barack Obama addresses members of the audience during the second presidential debate with Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney at Hofstra University. (Oct. 16, 2012)

Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney, right, walks past
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Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney, right, walks past President Barack Obama during the second presidential debate at Hofstra University. (Oct. 16, 2012)

President Barack Obama and GOP presidential nominee Mitt
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President Barack Obama and GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney shake hands at the beginnning of the 2012 presidential debate at Hofstra University in Hempstead. (Oct. 16, 2012)

President Barack Obama shakes hands with Republican presidential
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President Barack Obama shakes hands with Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney during the second presidential debate at Hofstra University. (Oct. 16, 2012)

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Moderator Candy Crowley of CNN speaks to the
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Moderator Candy Crowley of CNN speaks to the audience prior to the start of a town hall style presidential debate at Hofstra University. (Oct. 16, 2012)

Moderator Candy Crowley is introduced before the second
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Moderator Candy Crowley is introduced before the second presidential debate at Hofstra University. (Oct. 16, 2012)

First lady Michelle Obama and Ann Romney before
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First lady Michelle Obama and Ann Romney before the presidential debate at Hofstra University in Hempstead, New York. (Oct. 16, 2012)

Members of the audience, undecided voters as identified
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Members of the audience, undecided voters as identified by Gallup, in their seats prior to the start of the presidential debate at Hofstra University in Hempstead, New York. (Oct. 16, 2012)

Police mounted patrol moves west towards a growing
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Police mounted patrol moves west towards a growing crowd on Hempstead Turnpike across from Hofstra University before President Barack Obama and Gov. Mitt Romney held a nationally televised debate. (October 16, 2012)

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Protestors outside Hofstra University before the second presidential
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Protestors outside Hofstra University before the second presidential debate. (Oct. 16, 2012)

Police drag away a suitcase that was left
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Police drag away a suitcase that was left alone near the Hofstra Mack Public Safety Center as President Barack Obama and Gov. Mitt Romney debated during a national televised event across the street at Hofstra University. The bag was checked and determined not to be a threat, but the street was briefly closed. (Oct. 16, 2012)

Protestors outside Hofstra University before tonight's presidential debate.
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Protestors outside Hofstra University before tonight's presidential debate. (Oct. 16, 2012)

Opposing views of the candidates are seen along
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Opposing views of the candidates are seen along Hempstead Turnpike across from Hofstra University before Barack Obama and Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney held a nationally televised debate. (Oct. 16, 2012)

Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass., speaks to reporters in
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Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass., speaks to reporters in the media filing room ahead of the second presidential debate at Hofstra University. (Oct. 16, 2012)

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Mitt Romney sits with wife Ann in a
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Mitt Romney sits with wife Ann in a holding room at Hofstra University before he participates in the second presidential debate with President Barack Obama. Also pictured, from left, daughter-in-law Laurie Romney; son Matt Romney; and son Josh Romney. (Oct. 16, 2012)

George Calvo, of Farmingdale, during the viewing party
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George Calvo, of Farmingdale, during the viewing party at Hofstra USA before the debate at Hofstra University. (Oct. 16, 2012)

A worker vacuums the set prior to the
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A worker vacuums the set prior to the second presidential debate to be held at the David Mack Center at Hofstra University in Hempstead, New York. (Oct. 16, 2012)

Lighting test at the 2012 presidential debate at
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Lighting test at the 2012 presidential debate at Hofstra University in Hempstead. (Oct. 16, 2012)

Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein, left, and
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Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein, left, and vice presidential candidate Cheri Honkala, right, are arrested during a demonstration at Hofstra University ahead of the presidential Debate Tuesday. (Oct. 16, 2012)

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Protester demonstrate outside the entrance to Hofstra University
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Protester demonstrate outside the entrance to Hofstra University before the debate in Hempstead, New York. (Oct. 16, 2012)

Hofstra students hold a rally in support of
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Hofstra students hold a rally in support of Mitt Romney on campus. (Oct. 16, 2012)

Hofstra University senior Rick Theroux, 21, right, holds
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Hofstra University senior Rick Theroux, 21, right, holds up a sign amongst fellow students. (Oct. 16, 2012)

Debate ticketholders line up outside Hofstra University. (Oct.
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Debate ticketholders line up outside Hofstra University. (Oct. 16, 2012)

Protesters gather outside Hofstra University before the presidential
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Protesters gather outside Hofstra University before the presidential debate. (Oct. 16, 2012)

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Last minute preparations are made for the second
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Last minute preparations are made for the second presidential debate to be held at the David Mack Center at Hofstra University. (Oct. 15, 2012)

Stand-ins for Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov.
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Stand-ins for Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, left, and President Barack Obama, right, run through a rehearsal at Hofstra University. (Oct. 15, 2012)

Hofstra University students Felisha Andujar and Brianne Richards
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Hofstra University students Felisha Andujar and Brianne Richards sell patriotic cupcakes on the day before the presidential election to raise money for their sorority's charity. (Oct. 15, 2012)

Long Beach High School students take in a
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Long Beach High School students take in a tour of the Hofstra University site of the Oct. 16 presidential debate with Nassau County Executive Edward Mangano, standing in center of second row. (Oct. 16, 2012)

Hofstra administrator Sunil Samuel shows his support for
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Hofstra administrator Sunil Samuel shows his support for Mitt Romney before the debate at Hofstra University in Hempstead, New York. (Oct. 16, 2012)

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Hofstra students rally for President Barack Obama before
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Hofstra students rally for President Barack Obama before the debate at Hofstra University in Hempstead, New York. (Oct. 16, 2012)

Le-el Sinai, 25, is among the roughly 300
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Le-el Sinai, 25, is among the roughly 300 Hofstra students who won a seat for the presidential debate at Hofstra University. (Oct. 16, 2012)

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