We are almost “at the wire”, the U.S. Presidential election is November 8, 2016. There are four (4) debates scheduled before the November 8 election:
• September 26 (Presidential candidates)
• October 4 (Vice Presidential candidates)
• October 9 (Presidential candidates)
• October 19 (Presidential candidates)
Who is qualified to participate in the U.S. Presidential debates in the year 2016??? That’s the $64,000 (U.S. Dollar) question!
The responsibility for deciding this question is the Commission on Presidential Debates. “The CPD’s primary mission is to ensure, for the benefit of the American electorate, that general election debates are held every four years between and among the leading candidates for the offices of President and Vice President of the United States.”
“Under the 2016 Criteria, in addition to being Constitutionally eligible, candidates must appear on a sufficient number of state ballots to have a mathematical chance of winning a majority vote in the Electoral College, and have a level of support of at least 15 percent of the national electorate as determined by five selected national public opinion polling organizations, using the average of those organizations’ most recently publicly-reported results at the time of the determination.”
Will third party candidate Gary Johnson have a change to participate in the U.S. 2016 Presidential election debates? Here’s what the New York Times thinks about that question: Will Gary Johnson quality to debate?
Here’s an archive of my postings that reference the upcoming U.S. Presidential election.
Frontline Documentary: The Choice 2016, dated September 28, 2016
• Introducing the Party of “Neither” dated August 31, 2016
• Show me the Money! dated August 12, 2016
• FYI: What is the Electoral College dated August 8, 2016
• Fact Checking the Clinton Speech July 29, 2016
• Debt-Deficit Conundrum dated July 23, 2016 (fact checking Trump Speech)
• It doesn’t really matter (I guess!) dated July 20, 2016
• American Dream circa 2016 dated May 30, 2016
You can also look under my categories “election” and “presidential election” at the bottom of my Blog page for these blog articles.