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Google Spotlights What Americans are Thinking Before the 2016 Debate

Google is spotlighting what voters are searching for online ahead of Monday night's match between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump.

While registering to vote remained the most searched political issue, it was followed by voters wanting to know how the candidates plan to address the latest wave of police shootings.

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Hofstra student Joseph Burch acts as a 'stand-in' for Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump during a rehearsal for the first U.S. presidential debate at Hofstra University on Sept. 25, 2016 in Hempstead, New York. Drew Angerer / Getty Images

Immigration, the economy and abortion rounded out the top five most searched issues, according to Google Trends.

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If Google searches were a popularity contest, Trump would win. The Trump train has steamrolled across the country with the Republican nominee garnering more search interest than Hillary Clinton in almost every state, with the exceptions of Utah, Wyoming, New Mexico and Vermont, according to Google Trends.

NBC News' Lester Holt is set to moderate the debate Monday night beginning at 9 p.m. ET. Google also reported there's been plenty of buzz around how Holt will be as a moderator.

Among the top questions Google says people are asking: Will Lester Holt fact check? Will Lester Holt bring up income tax returns at the debate?

While there is plenty at stake in this election, Silicon Valley, which is mostly Clinton territory, will be watching to see if the candidates address some of the issues that matter to the tech community.

More than 140 boldfaced names in the technology sector, including Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak and Pierre Omidyar, the founder of eBay, signed an open letter in July warning that a hypothetical President Trump "would be a disaster for innovation."

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Some of the biggest issues include privacy, visas for highly skilled foreign workers, net neutrality and how the growing number of workers in the "gig economy" are treated.

Clinton has released a position paper on technology and innovation outlining her stance on a number of issues. Trump, who counts billionaire Peter Thiel as a supporter, has said he "will be the greatest jobs-producing president that God ever created."