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RNC Withdraws from Commission on Presidential Debates

HeadlineApr 15, 2022

The Republican National Committee has voted to withdraw from the Commission on Presidential Debates. Thursday’s unanimous vote by the RNC came after numerous complaints by ex-President Trump over debate formats and the commission’s choice of moderators. The commission was formed by the Democratic and Republican parties in 1987 and quickly took control of the debates from the nonpartisan League of Women Voters. The commission has allowed just one third-party candidate — Ross Perot — to participate in presidential debates.

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