In a predictable decision, the Democratic and Republican Parties have insured that only their voices will be heard by the American people. How? Through their private corporation named the Commission on Presidential Debates (CPD). The CPD was created to ensure the debates serve the interests of the two-party system, and it is working precisely as intended.
Joshua Fauver, a Green Party member and the co-founder of American Third Party Report, created the following Change.org petition today:
The mantra, indeed the motto, of the Free and Equal Election Foundation is “More Voices, More Choices.” In the interest in living up to that high creed we (the list signatories of this petition) would like to request that the Free and Equal Election Foundation set the criteria for receiving invitation to their Open Presidential Debate at the United We Stand Fest on October the 25th in Boulder, Colorado.
Presidential candidates Marc Allan Feldman, Gary Johnson, John McAfee, Darryl W. Perry and Austin Petersen participated in the final Libertarian Party presidential debate before the May 28th, 2016 CSPAN debate, on the eve of the presidential nominating vote.
On May 9th, 2016, three candidates seeking the Green Party presidential nomination participated in a presidential debate on RT America: Kent Mesplay, Sedinam Kinamo Christin Moyowasifsza and Jill Stein. Yesterday, the RT America program that hosted the show, Watching the Hawks, released the full footage of the debate, separated into two videos.… Read more ...
In a interview with Michael A. Smerconish (a weekly Saturday program on CNN) which was broadcast earlier today, former Republican Congressman, and current Jeb Bush adviser, Vin Weber called for the addition of a Third Party candidate to the Presidential debates.
A transcript of the relevant portions of the broadcast follows:
SMERCONISH: There is a new frontrunner emerging from the pack of 2016 GOP Presidential candidates, Marco Rubio (is) gaining traction.… Read more ...
Gary Johnson and other presidential hopefuls will participate in a Libertarian Party debate Saturday afternoon in Orlando.
Johnson, the former New Mexico governor, who dropped his bid for the Republican nomination last month, will be joined on the debate stage by party activist Lee Wrights, Kiowa Nation member and Afghan war veteran R.J.
If the United States held inclusive general election presidential debates, and invited every candidate who was on the ballot in enough states to theoretically be elected, there would never have been a U.S.… Read more ...