Months of preparation went into the first presidential debate, which was expected to be watched by millions of people, but members of the audience arrived Monday night to find at least one major detail that went awry: the spelling of Hillary Clinton’s name.
Clinton’s name was misspelled (“Hilary” instead of “Hillary”) on commemorative tickets given to the audience at Hofstra University in Hempstead, New York. The mistake was reported by Sirius XM Politics, which shared a picture of a ticket on Twitter. Donald Trump’s name was spelled correctly.
A spokesman for the Commission on Presidential Debates said the mistake happened only on commemorative tickets and not on official ones. Mark Cuban, a guest of the Clinton campaign, posted a picture of his ticket — which does not include either candidate’s name — on Instagram. The spokesman declined to say who produced the commemorative tickets.