Voters take in the debate at watch parties across LI

Voters gathered across Long Island at debate watch parties Monday night as Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump shared a stage for the first time.

Voters gathered across Long Island at debate watch parties Monday night as Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump shared a stage for the first time.

Voters gathered across Long Island at debate watch parties Monday night as Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump shared a stage for the first time. (9/27/16)

WESTBURY - Voters gathered across Long Island at debate watch parties Monday night as Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump shared a stage for the first time.

With national polls showing a tight race just six weeks out from Election Day, the first presidential debate offered one of the last chances for each candidate to speak directly to the millions of voters who were expected to tune in.

The candidates are scheduled to debate twice more before Election Day on Nov. 8.

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