The debate addressed many criticisms of recent presidential debates, including frustrating formats, irrelevant questions, and heavy-handed candidate exclusions. Eighteen candidates participated in the event. The event was broadcasted live at www.freeandequal.org. Co-hosted by Open the Debates, the debate used innovative formats and approaches to shift the conversation toward constructive, respectful, and solution-oriented debate.
The debate was divided into two main segments to accommodate the groundswell of participating candidates, at 2pm and 6:30pm, with a short overlapping segment with all 21 candidates at 6pm. The cumulative debate format will provide a balanced and informative dialogue among the candidates.
Candidate Lineup at 2:00pm.
Dan Behrman, Libertarian Party
Brian Carroll, American Solidarity Party
Erik Gerhardt, Libertarian Party
Charles Kraut, Constitution Party
J.R. Myers, Life and Liberty Party
Sedinam Moyowasifza-Curry, Green Party
Mark Stewart, Democratic Party
Arvin Vohra, Libertarian Party
Ben Zion, Transhumanist Party