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Commission on Presidential Debates: Disband and let the League of Women Voters take over presidential debates

The abysmal performance by Presidential debate moderator Jim Lehrer is symptomatic of the lack of gravitas surrounding the partisan-controlled debate system. Back when the League of Women Voters (LWV) were in charge of debates, they were substantive and we learned a lot about where the candidates stand. This first debate was a mockery of the process, and it shows that the Commission on Presidential Debates is a failed organization at best. You were formed in secret, you forced the LWV out of the process, and we have suffered as a result of your ineptitude. Since the formation of your Commission, we have been subjected to too many dog-and-pony shows. The debates are meaningless, and voters know this.

This petition was delivered to:
  • Co-chairs, the Commission on Presidential Debates
    Frank J. Fahrenkopf, Jr. and Michael D. McCurry

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