© HEMPSTEAD, NY - SEPTEMBER 26: Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump speaks during the Presidential Debate at Hofstra University on September 26, 2016 in Hempstead, New York. The first of four debates for the 2016 Election, three Presidential and one Vice Presidential, is moderated by NBC's Lester Holt. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

President Donald Trump told supporters in an email that he won the debate — before it happened. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer is trying to get Republican senators to put their position on Obamacare on the record.

And a debunked conspiracy theory that Democratic nominee Joe Biden plans to use an earpiece at the debate has taken on a life of its own on social media.

There are 35 days until the election and 76 days until the Electoral College meets.

Trump told supporters in an official campaign email that he won the first presidential debate — hours before it even started.

“I finished debating Joe Biden,” the email reads.

It goes on to say “This debate will go down in HISTORY. I showed the American People that I will ALWAYS fight to put America First no matter what and that I will NEVER stop working to Make America Great Again.”

Campaigns typically have these kinds of statements pre-written and ready to send out the minute that a debate ends to raise small-dollar donations, and they sometimes get sent too soon.

In fact, the Biden campaign made the same mistake last November with an email that went out hours before a debate that said he was just “leaving the Democratic debate now.”

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer is trying to force a vote later this week on his bill aimed at protecting the Affordable Care Act, a move that appears designed to put Republicans in close election contests on the record about whether they want to dismantle the health care law.

But Trump has struggled with the tactic, and his top surrogates aren’t on the same page just hours before the first presidential debate.Donald Trump Jr. stuck to the current script in an interview with Fox News Monday, saying Biden “should be decent in the debate” because “he’s been doing it for half a century.”

But on Fox News this morning, Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani went off script, lowering the bar for Biden dramatically.

“The man has dementia, there’s no doubt about it,” he said. “I’ve talked to doctors. I’ve had them look at a hundred different tapes of his, five years ago and today.”

Secret tapes may have brought Richard Nixon down, but Bob Woodward didn’t think much of his own tapes of Trump at first.

The Watergate journalist said he taped his interviews with Trump for his book “Rage” for his own aid in transcription, but it was his wife, Elsa Walsh, and a CNN producer who convinced him to release the audio, Woodward told Bloomberg TV Tuesday morning.

Woodward said he has released 38 audio clips of his interviews with Trump so far, but he estimated he has about eight hours and 30 minutes still unreleased.

He said he may release further clips as issues arise.

Biden’s sort-of home-state advantage is paying off in Pennsylvania, where two new polls show him ahead by substantial margins.

The Keystone State, where Biden lived until he was 10, is seen as one of the most likely tipping-point states, and factors in most of Trump’s paths to re-election.

But Biden is ahead of Trump by 9 percentage points among likely voters in both a poll conducted by the New York Times and Siena College and a poll by the Washington Post and ABC News. Biden led Trump 49% to 40% in the Times poll and 54% to 45% in the Post poll.

The Times poll was conducted Sept. 25-27 and released Monday evening. It has a margin of error of 4.3 percentage points. The Post poll released Tuesday morning was conducted Sept. 21-26 with a margin of error of 5 percentage points.– Emma Kinery.

A poster being sold by the Trump campaign seeks lawyers to fight over ballots after Election Day.

Selling for $24, the 24-inch by 36-inch “limited edition fine art poster” features a drawing of Trump with a white spangled top hat and pointing at the viewer, done in the manner of Uncle Sam in a World War I propaganda poster.

“I Want You to Join Lawyers for Trump,” it says in large letters. Below, it adds, “Help prevent voter fraud on Election Day.”

The Trump campaign has already sued over election rules in Iowa, Montana, Nevada, Pennsylvania and New Jersey.

Trump, who frequently makes baseless charges of fraud about vote-by-mail, has said he expects the election to end up before the Supreme Court.

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