Libertarian Party comments on upcoming Presidential Debate

For Immediate Release Monday, September 26, 2016

Today, Nicholas Sarwark, Chair of the Libertarian National Committee, is in New York, preparing to attend, in some capacity, the so-called Presidential Debate.

A vast majority of Americans (54-76%, depending on the polling firm) want Gov. Gary Johnson in the debates. Americans believe that debates are a critical opportunity to learn about their options, and they expect that these debates should be fair. Sadly, in reality, the Commission on Presidential Debates is anything but fair, and biased as ever towards the Rs and Ds.

Sarwark says, “The two old-party candidates are the most hated Presidential candidates in American history. In the days leading up to the debates, the attacks between them have become nastier and more juvenile than ever. No wonder their cronies at the Commission on Presidential Debates are so afraid to have Gov. Gary Johnson show the American people that they all have a third option on their ballot this November.”

Gov. Gary Johnson has received signatures from over 1,000,000 supporters asking the Commission on Presidential Debates to let him debate. His support is national and it is growing.


The Libertarian Party was founded in 1971 and is today the third largest political party in the United States. Libertarian Presidential nominee, Gov. Gary Johnson, will be on ballots in all 50 states and DC this November.