Governor Gary Johnson, Libertarian candidate for president, has been excluded from participating in the presidential debates by the Commission on Presidential Debates.
According to an article in US News, Johnson fails to meet one of the criteria required to participate in the debates.
"The commission, a registered 501(c)(3), restricts access to the debates to candidates who meet certain criteria. It says it uses 'nonpartisan, objective criteria' to determine which candidates can participate in the debates: evidence of constitutional eligibility, meaning a candidate meets all of the constitutional requirements to be president; evidence of ballot access, meaning the candidate's name will appear on the ballot in enough states to give the candidate the mathematical ability to secure a majority in the Electoral College; and indicators of electoral support, meaning the candidate must have the support of at least 15 percent of the electorate," said US News.
Johnson, as posted on his Facebook page, will host a special online event on Wednesday, Oct. 3, at 9 p.m., during which "he will provide commentary on the Presidential debate."
The event will be hosted via Google+ Hangout at http://tinyurl.com/Oct-3-Online-Event, and on Twitter at www.twitter.com/govgaryjohnson.
Johnson, also posted on Facebook, "is challenging his exclusion from the presidential debates. His plans to share online commentary during Wednesday's debate and during subsequent debates are subject to change should the Commission on Presidential Debates or the federal courts allow him to participate."
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