15 Oct 3rd Open Presidential Debate Announced for October 24th
Candidates to Take Stage in Historic 3rd Open Presidential Debate October 24
Cross-Partisan Debate Takes Root in Wake of Disastrous Two-Party Debates
The Free & Equal Elections Foundation is partnering with the emerging Independent National Union. Together, along with co-host Open the Debates, they will present the third Open Presidential Debate of the 2020 election at Little America Hotel & Resort Grand Ballroom on October 24, 2020 at 6pm MDT in Cheyenne, Wyoming. The debate will take place during the first ever Independent National Convention (INC 2020).
Focused on creating an alternative debate platform that can truly serve the needs of the American electorate, the debate will bring together candidates from across the political spectrum to give U.S. voters a richer view of their actual ballot choices.
Ten presidential candidates have been invited. Criteria for debate inclusion requires the candidate be on the ballot in at least 8 states. The debate will use the cumulative debate format to provide a balanced and informative dialogue among the candidates.
Brian Carroll, American Solidarity Party
Brock Pierce, Independent
Don Blankenship, Constitution Party
Donald Trump, Republican Party
Gloria La Riva, Party for Socialism & Liberation
Howie Hawkins, Green Party
Jo Jorgensen, Libertarian Party
Joe Biden, Democratic Party
Kanye West, Independent
Rocky De La Fuente, Independent
Stay tuned for confirmed candidate announcements.
Since 2008, the Free & Equal Elections Foundation has set the standard for inclusive political debates that cover a range of neglected issues. In 2012, we hosted the very first globally-televised open presidential debate in US history, moderated by Larry King and Christina Tobin. Free & Equal is also developing a blockchain election app in partnership with Nexus Earth.
The Free & Equal Elections Foundation is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization with a mission to open the electoral process through education and collaborative action.
Open the Debates is a 501(c)3 project of the Mediators Foundation working to open up the political debates of our nation to all ballot-qualified candidates, at every level of government.
The Independent National Union is an emerging framework for organizing the independent political sector under a shared banner to build political power outside the two-party duopoly.
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