SAN DIEGO, October 28, 2012 – The third party candidate debate previously scheduled for this Tuesday, October 30 will be delayed due to the impending arrival of Hurricane Sandy.
Free and Equal Elections Foundation today announced its decision to change the date of the second open-party Presidential debate to Monday, November 5.
The debate will feature Libertarian Party candidate Gary Johnson and Green Party candidate Jill Stein. The participants were decided by voters last week after the first debate between Johnson, Stein, Constitution Party candidate Virgil Goode and Justice Party candidate Rocky Anderson on October 23.
The November 5 debate will be held from 9 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. Eastern Time at RT America’s state of the art studio and facility in Washington, D.C. RT America will open its studio and offer a live, neutral feed via satellite to interested media. The moderator will be announced this week.
The debate will focus on international issues and foreign policy.
Call these candidates long shots but they introduce powerful new ideas and approaches into the national discussion. They command enough voters to influence the outcome of a president election, if a so-called “mainstream” candidate were to adopt some of their thinking.
In Gary Johnson’s case, should he receive five percent of the vote overall, the Libertarian Party would receive matching federal campaign funds in the 2016 presidential election, which is estimated at $90 million. The stakes may not be the White House, but it could be the start of breaking up the two-party monopoly and changing the way voters think about third party candidates.
Communities at Washington Times will hold a live chat for this encore Third Party Presidential Debate between Governor Gary Johnson and Dr. Jill Stein, which is now also reschedule to Monday, November 5, starting at 9 p.m. Eastern Time. The first third party debate chat drew our highest participation of any political chat all campaign season.
Date: Monday, November 5 (NEW DATE DUE TO HURRICANE SANDY)
Time: 9 -10:30 p.m. Eastern
Coverage: Live streaming online on www.freeandequal.org/live and http://www.youtube.com/RussiaToday; additional coverage TBA
Place: Washington, D.C.; RT America studios http://rt.com/on-air/rt-america-air/
Topic: International issues / foreign policy
Moderator: To be announced Monday, October 30
Format: 90 minutes long, questions from the moderator to the candidates plus questions submitted by voters via social media using the hashtag
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