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Libertarian Party: CPD decides to make their first debates irrelevant

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For Immediate Release

Friday, September 16, 2016

Libertarian Party: CPD decides to make their first debates irrelevant

Libertarian National Committee Chair, Nicholas Sarwark, released this statement today:

In spite of polls showing that 54-76 percent of voters want Libertarian Gov. Gary Johnson included in debates, the Commission on Presidential Debates (CPD) announced that it will not include Johnson in the September 26 debate, nor will it include Gov.

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Reason: New 7% Showing in CNN Poll Almost Certainly Dooms Gary Johnson’s Debate Chances

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By Matt Welch, Reason.com, September 6th, 2016:

CNN/ORC this morning came out with its first national presidential poll in more than month, and the results are terrible for Gary Johnson’s fading hopes of getting into this fall’s presidential debates. The Libertarian nominee pulled just 7 percent in the survey, down from 9 percent in the same poll at the end of July, and 13 percent—his highest-ever showing nationwide—two weeks prior to that.

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Darryl W. Perry: The “dire consequences” of debate criteria that are “too high”

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Darryl W. Perry is an anarchist writer, radio talk show host and political activist who ran for the Libertarian Party’s 2016 presidential nomination. Perry presently serves as the vice-chair of the Libertarian Party of New Hampshire. He published the following on FPP.cc yesterday:

It seems the 2016 Presidential election cycle will never end, however it’s only a couple of months away and the general election debates are fast approaching.… Read more ...

Libertarian Party: Number of Debate Podiums Not Known

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For Immediate Release
Monday, September 5, 2016

Number of Debate Podiums Not Known

Libertarian Party Demands Fox New Cease and Desist

Alexandria The Libertarian Party releases this statement from Libertarian National Committee Political Director, Carla Howell:

“It has come to our attention that Fox News is running misleading ads for the first presidential debate scheduled for September 26, which show just two participants: Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump.… Read more ...

Jill Stein: How the Debates Got Corrupted

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From Jill2016.com, September 2nd, 2016:

Here’s the story of how the elites deceived the American public:

1988 was a milestone year.

Up until then, the League of Women Voters impartially sponsored presidential debates.

That setup didn’t cut it for Democrats and Republicans, which had corporate interests in mind.

So they teamed up to create a corporation called the Commission on Presidential Debates.… Read more ...

Breitbart: Result of Third-Party Lawsuit Could Decide Outcome of 2016 Election

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Posted to Breitbart

By Jason Scheurer
March 7, 2016

A lawsuit filed on September 26, 2015 in Washington D.C. (and its eventual outcome) may turn out to be the most important event of the 2016 presidential election.

Virtually ignored by all but a handful of alternative media outlets, this suit has the power to destroy the existing political power structure ─ much like the ridesharing firms, Uber and Lyft, threaten the antiquated taxi industry.… Read more ...

Video: Gary Johnson on why he’s suing the Commission on Presidential Debates

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Richmond newspaper calls for better presidential debates

1992 In a Friday editorial, The Richmond Times-Dispatch called for changes to the current model of presidential general election debates, saying the “country has events that look like debates” but they are really “simultaneous news conferences…guaranteed to produce a focus on the trivial triumvirate of GGZ: gaffes, gotchas and zingers.”

On the subject of including alternative party presidential candidates, the newspaper wrote, “The argument against doing so holds that they have no real chance of winning.… Read more ...

Liberty Crier: Additional Gubernatorial Debate Planned, Libertarian Robert Sarvis Included

Posted at The Liberty Crier:

An additional televised debate has been announced and Robert Sarvis has been invited to participate. The debate is being hosted by radio station KissRichmond.com and local news channel 8 at wric.com.

Virginians are invited to the Radio One and 8 News Gubernatorial Community Forum on Saturday, October 26, 2013 at the Virginia War Memorial 621 South Belvidere Street Richmond, VA 23220.… Read more ...

Could Gary Johnson swing the election?

The Atlantic publishes an article on Libertarian Presidential nominee Gary Johnson, the third party candidates in the past, and how they can effect an election.

Having since left the GOP for the Libertarian Party—that loose, 40-year-old coalition of perpetually quarreling anti-statists and isolationists, Ayn Randians and Hayekians, goldbugs and black-helicopter­-fixated privacy fanatics—Johnson hopes to fashion a new voting bloc.

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Reason: Johnson Files Complaints, No Plans as Libertarian

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Gary Johnson Files Complaint With the FEC and FCC, Has No Plans to Run as a Libertarian

Lucy Steigerwald | November 15, 2011

Former Gov. Gary Johnson, the guy having the world’s most frustrating presidential campaign, is joining Congressman Ron Paul in rejecting calls to run on the Libertarian Party ticket.… Read more ...

ROOT: Supercommittee sellout?

Timid GOP members may cave to avoid across-the-board cuts

By Wayne Allyn Root – The Washington Times

The congressional supercommittee tasked with cutting the debt is almost out of time. Good. Run out the clock. If its members do not come to an agreement, we’ll be forced to accept automatic across-the-board cuts to spending – including defense spending.… Read more ...