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Protesters Occupy Commission On Presidential Debates

September 20, 2000

As we go to air, we understand protesters have occupied the office of the Commission on Presidential Debates.

The CPD is an unelected private corporation whose co-chairs are former chairmen of the Democratic National Committee and the Republican National Committee. This year they have set new criteria, that a presidential candidate has to have 15% support in 5 national polls to be eligible to debate. These criteria would have excluded Ross Perot in 1992.


  • Adam Eidinger, a member of the Open Debate Society, a group that was formed to open the debates to other presidential candidates who are receiving significant public support. Call the Open Debate Society: 202.986.6186.

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