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3rd and final Presidential Debate tonight in Vegas

Source: Associated Press Source: Associated Press
JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

There's a lot of activity outside the Thomas & Mack Arena on the UNLV campus in Las Vegas. Later tonight, the arena will host the third and final Presidential Debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, and what happens in Vegas probably won't stay in Vegas due to live television coverage.

Media outlets are broadcasting live, and are speculating on the candidates' debate strategy and decorum. 

The UNLV Rebels marching band tuned up while noisy supporters and detractors chanted loudly under the watchful eyes of a promised large contingent of law officers, including Las Vegas and UNLV police, Secret Service agents and Nevada Highway Patrol troopers.

Air space over the arena has been cleared, and road closures are expected to snarl traffic.

Wednesday's 90-minute contest in Las Vegas comes just under three weeks before Election Day and with early voting underway in more than 30 states. At least 2.2 million voters have cast ballots already.

Public opinion polls show Clinton leading in nearly all battleground states. 

Trump is bringing President Barack Obama's half brother, Trump supporter Malik Obama, as his debate guest Wednesday night . Clinton is bringing billionaire and frequent Trump critic Mark Cuban and Hewlett Packard Enterprise CEO Meg Whitman, one of the former secretary of state's highest-profile Republican backers.

Moderator Chris Wallace - the first Fox News journalist to moderate a general election debate - has said he plans to ask the candidates about debt and entitlements, immigration, the economy, the Supreme Court, foreign hot spots and their fitness to be president. He aims to spend 15 minutes on each topic.

The Debate gets underway at 8 p.m., and you can watch it live on WLBT, WDBD or here on MSNewsNow.com.

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