Commission on Presidential Debates won’t change the 15% poll rule

From Ballot Access News: “On October 29, the Commission on Presidential Debates said it won’t change the 15% poll rule that it has used throughout this century.”

“Two lawsuits are pending against the 15% rule, both in U.S. District Court in Washington, D.C. They are Level the Playing Field v Federal Election Commission, and Johnson v Commission on Presidential Debates. The first one depends on campaign finance law and the second on antitrust law.”

Click here to read the announcement from the commission.

A senior advisor to the Our America Initiative is calling the announcement by the Commission on Presidential Debates (CPD) that a 15% polling threshold will once again be used to determine participation in the 2016 presidential debates “disappointing but certainly not shocking.”

Our America Initiative, a non-profit advocacy organization headed by 2012 LP Presidential nominee Gary Johnson, is one of the organizations supporting the lawsuit to fight the commission’s control of the Presidential debates.
The Libertarian and Green parties are plaintiffs in the lawsuit.