Don Blankenship, Constitution Party presidential nominee, has accepted the invitation to the presidential debate sponsored by Free & Equal and Open the Debates. The other four candidates who had already accepted are Brian Carroll, American Solidarity Party; Howie Hawkins, Green; Gloria La Riva, Party for Socialism & Liberation; and independent Brock Pierce.
The debate will be in-person in Denver on October 8, Thursday, at 6 p.m. Denver time. It will be live-streamed.
The invitation was extended to all presidential candidates on the ballot in at least eight states. Those who declined to participate are Jo Jorgensen, Rocky De La Fuente, and Kanye West. The major party candidates are contractually unable to accept because the Commission on Presidential Debates does not permit its debaters to participate in any other debates.