Free and Equal Schedules Second Debate – 30 Oct in Washington, DC

Hat tip to Chuck Moulton for the tip:

Free and Equal Elections Foundation today announced that its second 2012 Presidential debate is scheduled for October 30 in Washington, DC, from 9:00pm to 10:30pm Eastern Time. The venue will be announced shortly.

As a follow-up to Free & Equal’s October 23 debate at the Hilton Chicago, viewers of the first debate will choose which two candidates advance to the final debate on October 30 via instant runoff voting online. The debate will be broadcast live online and will focus on international issues.

Libertarian Party candidate Gary Johnson, Green Party candidate Jill Stein, Constitution Party candidate Virgil Goode, and Justice Party candidate Rocky Anderson have all confirmed their participation in the October 23 debate.

Following the initial October 23 debate, viewers can vote for the candidates online, ranking their first and second choices. This form of instant runoff voting (IRV) — a method used in numerous countries, United States jurisdictions, and private organizations — allows voters to submit their top two choices, so they aren’t “throwing away” a vote. Voting ends 24 hours after the end of the debate. The top two candidates with the most votes will be announced Thursday morning and will advance to the final debate on October 30.

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Crossposted at IPR.

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4 thoughts on “Free and Equal Schedules Second Debate – 30 Oct in Washington, DC

  1. RedPhillips Post author

    I not sure what the point of this top two system is unless it is just to make a point about IRV. I think it would be better to just give all four candidates more exposure with a second debate?

    CM made a similar point in the e-mail he sent passing this on.

  2. Kyle Kopelovich

    I’d love to hear Gary Johnson speak! Just about as much as I’d like my doctor to tell me I’ve been diagnosed with incurable Ebola and will die a horrendous death.

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