Plaintiff in $2 million legal battle says presidential debate axed over ‘epic gross buffoonery’

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A former Ohio consultant has increased his claims against Wright State University to $2 million in a lawsuit alleging the Commission on Presidential Debates pulled the first 2016 presidential debate because of "epic gross buffoonery" at WSU.

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John McCance filed a counterclaim on June 23 in Greene County Common Pleas Court in response to another lawsuit he's a co-defendant in with WSU and the debate commission over cancelled hotel rooms at the Marriott at the University of Dayton.

The counterclaim is similar to a lawsuit McCance filed against Wright State in January, asking for $1 million in damages. But, he has since doubled those claims.

McCance upped his claim because the damages he suffered from the cancelled debate have "bubbled up," he said.

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“It’s had a derogatory effect on my ability to find work or clients,” McCance said. “It’s had a defamatory effect on me…I may lose my house.”

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