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Presidential debate venue ready to go

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ST. LOUIS, Mo. (KMOV.com) -

Carpenters and technicians have completed the constructing, wiring and lighting of the set for Sunday night's presidential debate at Washington University. 

Peter Eyre with the Commission on Presidential Debates told News 4, "We're right on track, the set is done, we're finishing our final checks."

Sunday is rehearsal day for all involved, including the 40 undecided voters who'll be in the audience and will have a chance to ask the candidates a questions. "They know who has been selected, they'll be here tomorrow but they will not know whether the moderator will select them to ask a question or not, it's up to the moderator," said Eyre.

This will be Washington University's 5th debate during a presidential race. The university's debate chairman Steven Givens says this debate the technology demands are greater and the security measures are broader, but otherwise it's not much different than previous debates. "I don't know if it's just because we've done it before and we're all little jaded or not. But it feels like we're really in a good place."

A newly revealed recording from 2005 in which Donald Trump brags about groping women without their consent is expected to feature prominently in the debate. With calls for Trump to drop out of the race, we asked debate organizers if they've received any hints that Trump may not attend the debate. 

Eyre said, "We have heard no indications of that, we are going forward, we are excited for the debate."

"We're full steam ahead and we've got no reason to believe otherwise," said Givens.

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