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Forum Post: Rock Vote: Get Rocky Anderson Into Debates

Posted 2 years ago on Aug. 28, 2012, 2:02 a.m. EST by gsw (2690)
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Rock Vote: Get Rocky Anderson Into Debates

Sounds impossible, to get to 15 percent, but if people begin now.

Target youth vote: it is for their future. start putting the tag on your emails, voter reg, 3rd party vote petition. word of mouth, stand on street with wireless device and get voters to register to vote and sign 3rd party debate petition.

Someone make a youtube, requesting people sign 3rd party petitions. most everyone has a phone, email, twitter,

Please sign a petition to allow the third party candidate, Rocky Anderson, to participate in the Presidential debates

http://my.firedoglake.com/barefootaccountant/2012/08/25/please-sign-a-petition-to-allow-the-third-party-candidate-rocky-anderson-to-participate-in-the-presidential-debates/

http://www.rockthevote.org/ register to vote

if occupy has support of 1 percent now, just 14 percent to go. We are 99 percent, so it is just math. It is doable.

I don't know if it is advocating a candidate if you are advocating for a candidate to be in a debate. You just want complete knowledge and information, before making a choice.

http://www.debates.org/ B. 2012 NONPARTISAN SELECTION CRITERIA

The CPD's nonpartisan criteria for selecting candidates to participate in the 2012 general election presidential debates are:

  1. EVIDENCE OF CONSTITUTIONAL ELIGIBILITY

The CPD's first criterion requires satisfaction of the eligibility requirements of Article II, Section 1 of the Constitution. The requirements are satisfied if the candidate:

a. is at least 35 years of age;

b. is a Natural Born Citizen of the United States and a resident of the United States for fourteen years; and

c. is otherwise eligible under the Constitution.

  1. EVIDENCE OF BALLOT ACCESS

The CPD's second criterion requires that the candidate qualify to have his/her name appear on enough state ballots to have at least a mathematical chance of securing an Electoral College majority in the 2012 general election. Under the Constitution, the candidate who receives a majority of votes in the Electoral College, at least 270 votes, is elected President regardless of the popular vote.

  1. INDICATORS OF ELECTORAL SUPPORT

The CPD's third criterion requires that the candidate have a level of support of at least 15% (fifteen percent) of the national electorate as determined by five selected national public opinion polling organizations, using the average of those organizations' most recent publicly-reported results at the time of the determination.

C. APPLICATION OF CRITERIA

The CPD's determination with respect to participation in the CPD's first-scheduled debate will be made after Labor Day 2012, but sufficiently in advance of the first-scheduled debate to allow for orderly planning.

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[-] 1 points by hchc (3297) from Tampa, FL 2 years ago

It should be Romney, Obama, Anderson, Stein, and Johnson.

[-] 1 points by cscot (3) 2 years ago

Let the marching begin. The real problem with the debates is that the Republicans and Democrats took the debates away from the impartial League of Women Voters and established the Presidential Debate Commission. The only members of the "Commission" are the RNC and DNC. Therefore, the only candidates invited to debate are the Republicans and the Democrats. OUTRAGEOUS. This is NOT what democracy looks like, and we should let them know this. This is a "teachable moment" for sure. Let's start teaching:-)»

[-] 2 points by hchc (3297) from Tampa, FL 2 years ago

yup. This is not a democracy.

[-] 2 points by gsw (2690) 2 years ago

Very good Point, you are making about the Presidential Debate Commission being entirely of Republican and Democrats