What You Need to Know About The WashU Presidential Debate

Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump will face off in St. Louis this weekend as they attempt to make their cases to the American people about why they are each better suited to be the president of the United States.

It's the second of three presidential debates leading up to the November 8th presidential election.

The when and where

The debate will be held at 8 p.m. on Sunday, October 9 in Washington University's Athletic Complex.

Moderators

CNN's Anderson Cooper and ABC's Martha Raddatz will be moderating the town hall-style debate. The moderator selections were announced last month by the Commission on Presidential Debates.

Sunday's debate will be the first Cooper has hosted in his career. Raddatz hosted the 2012 vice presidential debate between Joe Biden and Paul Ryan.

Town hall style format

The second debate will differ from the first in format. Sunday's debate will be town hall style, meaning half of the questions will come from the moderators, and the other half will come directly from the American people.

ABC and CNN have agreed to consider the 30 most popular questions posed online when they were planning the debate. Some of the most highly voted topics include background checks for gun sales, Social Security, term limits for Congress and the Supreme Court, Citizens United, healthcare and climate change. Not all 30 questions will be asked, but they will be considered.

How can I attend?

The answer to that question is most likely you can't.

Tickets to attend the debate are managed by the Commission on Presidential Debates. They're divided between the two campaigns and any remaining tickets will be given to Washington University.

Any tickets WashU receives will be given to students through a lottery system. There is no guaranteed the university will receive any tickets at all.

There are no debate tickets available to the public.

How to watch

We will be live streaming the entire debate on our website and through our WFMY App.

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