Thursday, February 6, 2020

Free & Equal Elections' Chicago Presidential Debate Firms Up

Free & Equal Elections Foundation and Open the Debates are co-hosting their first Open Presidential Debate of the 2020 US Presidential election at the Hilton Chicago Hotel on March 4, 2020 at 6pm CST.

All active 2020 Presidential candidates are invited to participate.  So far, the following have met the criteria:


Robert Ardini, Republican Party
Don Blankenship, Constitution Party
Brian Carroll, American Solidarity Party
Souraya Faas, Libertarian Party
Erik Gerhardt, Libertarian Party
Howie Hawkins, Green Party
Zoltan Istvan, Republican Party
Jo Jorgensen, Libertarian Party
Charles Kraut, Constitution Party
Gloria La Riva, Party for Socialism and Liberation
J.R. Myers, Life and Liberty Party
Sam Robb, Libertarian Party
Mark Stewart, Democratic Party
Ben Zion, Transhumanist Party


Mark Charles, Independent
Mark Whitney, Libertarian Party
Andy Williams Jr., Libertarian Party

The event will be broadcast live at


Krzysztof Lesiak said...

After this whole Iowa Caucus disaster, I for one am already sick and tired of the duopoly primaries. Time to once again focus on third parties. Hopefully I will be able to attend this debate. The venue is 13 miles away from me. It would be awesome to record, if possible, some post-debate interviews for YouTube.

NewFederalist said...

Other than Jo Jorgensen I have never heard of any of the other Libertarian candidates.

Robert Milnes said...

I am interested in attending this event.

Robert Milnes said...

From Robert Milnes, Green party nomination candidate.
It looks like Howie Hawkins is the only Green candidate confirmed so far.
Under present conditions IF PLAS is implemented, the GP is the only third party that could possibly win. WITH the coordination with the Libertarian party. IF Top Ten is implemented, the GP, CP and Reform parties could possibly win.
Without Top Ten or PLAS there is no chance of any third party winning.
i.e, politics as usual. A democrat or Republican will win.
This is Duverger's Law.

Robert Milnes said...

Presently Jo Jorgensen is my first pick for the PLAS vp position. Tamara Knapp second. Over the years I have discussed this with many possible libertarian women candidates. Also in many publications.
I have endorsed Darcy Richardson/Tom Knapp or Tamara, his wife PLAS ticket second to me.
If Howie Hawkins picks a libertarian woman for his ticket and endorses PLAS, I will endorse him.
Any progressive man/libertarian woman ticket that endorses PLAS I will endorse and help win in any way I can.
Isn't it about time we did this?