How Third Parties Are Kept Out Of Presidential Debates (Part 2 of 4)

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By Pete Tucker, Huffington Post

(August 2, 2016 11:13 a.m.) — This is the second in a four-part series on the televised presidential debates.

When Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton square off next month for their first debate, it’s unlikely a third candidate will join them. That’s by design, not because voters don’t want another option; nearly half say they’re open to voting for a third party.

This comes as the Democratic and Republican parties are experiencing a historic lack of support and have chosen, in Trump and Clinton, the most disliked major party presidential nominees in modern times.

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4 Part Series:

Part 1: How Presidential Debates Became ‘a Fraud on the American Voter’ By Pete Tucker, TheFightBack.org

Trump “Pulls-Out” of Sanders Debate

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By Lee Moran, HuffPost.com

(May 28, 2016 03:05 a.m. ET) — The Democratic presidential candidate told Bill Maher on “Real Time” Friday night that he’d have “loved” to discuss policy issues with the real estate mogul.

He even clenched his fists in anticipation of the televised scrap. But he was left disappointed after The Donald flip-flopped over the issue at least four times, before eventually pulling out.

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Sanders vs Trump Debate: Young Turks’ Cenk Uygur Interviews Bernie Sanders for Second Time

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By Daryl Parsons, PS

(May 27, 2016 6:00 p.m.) — Bernie Sanders returned to the Young Turks for the second time for a one-on-one interview with host Cenk Uygur.

Sanders was asked about the possibility of holding a one-on-one debate with Donald Trump, his campaign for president, and the democratic process and other policy and related issues.

The Young Turks vouched to donate $1M to charity in support of, and in response to Donald Trump’s earlier claims that he would debate Sanders for $10M to be donated to charity.

The prospect of a debate between Trump and Sanders has not been finalized and hinges on Donald Trump committing to follow through with the debate.

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‘Game on’: Trump and Bernie may be up for a (real) debate

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By RT.com

(May 26, 2016 08:57) — Though the primary season is not yet finished, Democratic contender Bernie Sanders has challenged the Republican nominee Donald Trump to a one-on-one debate in California. Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton has refused to debate Sanders.

In a Wednesday appearance on ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” Trump was asked if he would consider holding a debate with Sanders, reading the challenge that was written in a letter by the Democratic candidate.

“Hillary Clinton backed out of an agreement to debate me in California before the June 7th primary,” the letter read. “Are you prepared to debate the major issues facing our largest state and the country prior to the California primary?”

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Trump Encourages Bernie Sanders to Run as an Independent

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By Josh Feldman, Mediaite.com

(April 26th, 2016 6:24 pm) — In railing against the “rigged” GOP delegate system for weeks, Donald Trump has taken to making bedfellows of Bernie Sanders and saying that both parties are being rather unfair to each of them.

Trump has repeatedly said it’s unfair that the Democrats have superdelegates who could potentially steer the ship, likening it to the delegate shenanigans in the GOP.

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Elizabeth Warren: ‘Time To Fight Back’ Against Donald Trump

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By Katie Reilly, Time

(Mar. 24, 2016) — She questioned his business career and criticized him for “hate-filled attacks”

Sen. Elizabeth Warren fired back at Donald Trump on Thursday, doubling down on criticism she leveled at the Republican front runner on Monday in a series of tweets in which she called Trump a “loser” and asked voters to “count all his failed businesses.”

The Massachusetts Senator called Trump “a real threat to this country” on Thursday and said, “it’s time to fight back against that threat.”

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Protesters Just Shut Down the Donald Trump Rally for a Full 10 Minutes

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By Danny Wicentowski, by RiverFrontNews.com
(Mar. 11, 2016 13:44) — At least a dozen protesters at Donald Trump’s March 11 rally in St. Louis have been detained in a single coordinated protest inside the Peabody Opera House.

The action managed to shut down the rally for close to ten minutes — to Trump’s audible dismay. At one point, the chants of “USA” brought things to such a halt that Trump resorted to begging for police action.

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Florida Courthouse Hosting Early Voting Allows Campaigning on Property

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by Daryl Parsons

VOLUSIA Fla. (Mar. 5, 2016) — Early voting started today in Florida permitting its residence to get a head start in this year’s presidential primary elections.

Being only the first day, the Volusia Courthouse was met with both voters and campaigning activity.

Campaign signs for both Trump and Clinton were affixed inside and around the Volusia Courthouse’s parking lot that services the courthouse where the election polling stations are at.

The poll station volunteers were asked about the signs and said there was no problem, “as long as they were 100 feet away from the building.” The emphasis here was from the building, and not the property.

Weather the 100 foot rule applies to the government property or building has yet to be clarified pending a review of the matter by city, state and federal election law officials.

Campaign advocates seeking to promote early voting for both Hillary and Sanders campaigns were also out front of the courthouse. They stood outside the 100 foot distance and were across the street not obstructing any entrance into the polling station building.

When asked why the election process at the Volusia courthouse permitted the Trump and Clinton sighs to e posted in the parking lot to the building, one poll person said, “as long as it’s 100 feet from the building,” that it was okay.

Early voting will continue until Mar. 12. Then two days later on Mar. 15, the general primary election will take place.

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Trump Hints Going Independent

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by ABCNews
(Feb. 15, 2016 13:41 ET) –At a town hall today in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, Donald Trump floated the idea — without explicitly threatening to do so — that he may run as an independent candidate.

Trump attacked the Republican National Committee, saying it “better get its act together” and it “does a terrible job.” Trump said he believes the RNC treated him unfairly.

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New Hampshire primary election results (100% Reporting)

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(Feb 10, 2016 14:45) — The New Hampshire primaries are Feb. 9. Delegates at stake: 23 bound for Republicans, 24 pledged for Democrats.

This page on the Washington Post’s website looks like a good tool to use to get detailed breakdowns of the past and upcoming primary election results.

What happened in New Hampshire

Donald Trump resoundingly won the New Hampshire Republican presidential primary, giving the billionaire mogul his first victory in an improbable and brash campaign that already has turned American politics upside down. On the Democratic side, Sen. Bernie Sanders scored a decisive victory in Tuesday’s New Hampshire presidential primary, embarrassing Hillary Clinton in a state she won eight years ago and upending the Democratic nominating contest.

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