People wait in the hall for the presidential debate between Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump at Hofstra University in Hempstead, N.Y., Monday, Sept. 26, 2016. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

Analysis: Send in the clowns

2016 will go down as the year of the creepy clown and the clown-car election. The disturbing clown sightings by children in multiple U.S. st…