Activists gather in Denver to protest exclusion of third-party candidates from presidential debates
- Year: 2012
- Length: 5:29 minutes (5.02 MB)
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Activists are gathering in Denver, Colorado today to protest the exclusion of third-party candidates from tonight’s presidential debate. The organization that runs the event, the Commission on Presidential Debates, describes itself as non-partisan and non-profit. But according to the Center for Responsive Politics, the co-chairs of the Commission’s board of directors have ties to the Republican National Convention, the American Gaming Association, former President Bill Clinton and the DC-based lobbying firm, Public Strategies Washington.
The Green Party’s presidential ticket is in Denver to protest the Commission. They and other critics want a more inclusive debate process, one that would include more public input and third parties.
For more we’re joined by Green Party vice presidential nominee Cheri Honkala.