Third party Presidential debate date changed to Nov. 5 due to Hurricane Sandy

The candidates will discuss international issues and foreign policy. Communities will host a live chat at 9 p.m. Eastern on the new date. Photo: NOAA/Communities

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.

Viewers can catch the live debate between Jill Stein and Gary Johnson at and RT America’s YouTube channel. Additional media may join the live feed.

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 and; additional coverage TBA
Place: Washington, D.C.; RT America studios
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


Gayle Lynn Falkenthal, APR, is President/Owner of the Falcon Valley Group in San Diego, California. Read more Media Migraine in the Communities at The Washington Times. Follow Gayle on Facebook and on Twitter @PRProSanDiego.


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Gayle Lynn Falkenthal, MS, APR, is President of the Falcon Valley Group, a San Diego based communications consulting firm. Falkenthal is a veteran award winning broadcast and print journalist, editor, producer, talk host and commentator. She is an instructor at National University in San Diego, and previously taught in the School of Journalism & Media Studies at San Diego State University.


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