Third Party Presidential Debates Tonight

By: Brandon Miles Email
By: Brandon Miles Email

Tonight at 8:00 PM CST Ora.TV will host the Third Party Presidential Debates, moderated by Larry King, between the Libertarian Party's Gary Johnson, the Green Party's Jill Stein, the Constitution Party's Virgil Goode and the Justice Party's Rocky Anderson.

"They have a story to tell. It's a valid story," King said. "It's a two-party system, but not a two-party system by law." King told The Associated Press it's clear none of them will win the election, but said they all deserve a voice in the presidential race.

Democrats and Republicans are especially keeping tabs on Johnson and Goode, two ex-Republicans who could be factors in key battleground states as "spoilers." Some claim Green Party candidate Ralph Nader served as a spoiler in the 2000 presidential election when 537 votes gave George W. Bush a crucial and controversial victory in Florida, where Nader received almost 100,000 votes.

Tonight's debate was organized by the Free and Equal Elections Foundation, which has criticized the debates between Democratic President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney for excluding third-party candidates and coming off as scripted.

Viewers will be encouraged to use social media such as Reddit, Facebook, Twitter, and Tout to submit questions and discuss the topics with each other in real time.


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