Four presidential candidates will debate Tuesday night

10/23/12 Seán Kinane
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The presidential candidates on Florida's 2012 general election ballot.


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All other presidential candidates besides Barack Obama and Mitt Romney were excluded from Monday's debate. But on their website, Democracy Now! gave three other presidential candidates a chance to respond to the same questions. The Green Party’s Jill Stein and the Justice Party’s Rocky Anderson participated, but Libertarian Gary Johnson declined Democracy Now!’s initiation.

Monday one of the candidates excluded from the debate between Obama and Romney filed a lawsuit against the Commission on Presidential Debates. Green Jill Stein claimed the commission, along with the Democratic and Republican National Committees, the Federal Election Commission and Lynn University deprived her of her civil rights and her constitutional rights to due process, equal protection, and free speech by excluding her from the debate.

Tuesday night a non-partisan group is hosting an alternative debate hosted by Larry King in Chicago. Jill Stein, Rocky Anderson and Gary Johnson will participate in the debate hosted by the group Free & Equal, as will Virgil Goode of the Constitution Party. It will be streamed online at freeandequal.org and will be aired by Al Jazeera English and C-SPAN. Obama and Romney have been invited but have not confirmed.



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