Clinton surpasses Trump in speaking time at final debate
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The Democratic presidential nominee tallied in at 41 minutes and 46 seconds of speaking time at the final presidential debate of 2016 Wednesday, while Trump spoke for 35 minutes and 41 seconds, according to a CNN count. 

 

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In their previous two general election meetings, the GOP nominee led in talking time and had been criticized for frequently interrupting the former secretary of State. But Clinton's margin in Round 3 was larger than either of his.

In the second debate, Trump barely edged out Clinton, speaking for 40 minutes and 10 seconds while she spoke for 39 minutes and 5 seconds. 

In the first debate, Trump spoke for 45 minutes and three seconds while Clinton spoke for 41 minutes and 50 seconds.