Lauren Daugherty, chair of the McClennan County LP in Texas, was recently interviewed on KCEN-TV, the NBC affiliate in Central Texas.
"'The rules right now are even more stacked against us than they ever were,' Ms. Daugherty said. 'For example, the polling that determines whether we have the supposed 15 percent to get on that debate stage is not fair.'"
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Libertarian Party: CPD shuts out millions of voters again
Gov. Gary Johnson
The Commission on Presidential Debates, a private organization controlled by the Democratic and Republican Parties, relied on rigged polls in its decision to exclude Libertarian Gov. Gary Johnson from the second presidential debate, being held on October 9. This comes in spite of the fact that polls consistently show he draws broad support from independents, military personnel, and millennials.
"Political statistician Nate Silver said over the weekend that, with Libertarian presidential nominee Gary Johnson polling at 24 percent in his home state of New Mexico, it is “plausible” the election could end in a deadlock.
An October 3 Washington Post article seems intent on casting Libertarian Gary Johnson in a negative light based on his performance as two-term governor of New Mexico.
But for those who think government is too big, their portrayal showed Johnson to be the penultimate outsider who resisted unrelenting pressure from special interests and their legislative allies, earning the nick name “Governor No.”
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