ULM hosts first debate party

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MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News) - The University of Louisiana Monroe's political science department hosted a debate party Monday night, giving young voters a chance to watch the debate together.

More than 100 people packed the lecture hall, many expecting to see fireworks.

"Honestly, I was expecting a slugfest," Elliot Gonzalez said. "I was expecting a lot of mudslinging. I was expecting a lot of insults."

And, right from the debate's onset, and the two candidates began their banter, there was laughter coming out of the lecture hall. But, as the debate settled down, so too did the crowd - students were taking notes and listening to every word the candidates had to say.

But, as the dust settled, many students said they already knew who they were voting for, and the debate served merely as confirmation.

"I pretty much knew going in who would be better," Jorden Johnson said. "And it pretty much confirmed what i thought."