View Full Version : Libertarians File Antitrust Suit Against Democrats, Republicans and CPD.

09-21-2012, 11:06 PM
Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson filed an anti-trust lawsuit in federal court Friday to try to force his way into next month's presidential debates.

Johnson, who first sought the GOP primary nomination before launching a third-party bid, is suing the nonpartisan Commission on Presidential Debates and both the Democratic and Republican parties, calling the CPD a "conspiracy."

The CPD was founded jointly by the two parties and the nominee, and the lawsuit alleges that they meet every four years to set the rules for the debate to "hoodwink" the American people.

Johnson is asking the courts to force the CPD to allow for all candidates who are on the ballot in enough states to reach 270 electoral votes to have a spot on the debate state.
According to a release, Johnsonís running mate and retired California Superior Court Judge Jim Gray will argue the motion on the campaignís behalf.

Johnson appeared in two GOP primary debates last year.



09-21-2012, 11:09 PM
I think if we could break the two party Duopoly would go along way to make our country better.

09-21-2012, 11:14 PM
I think if we could break the two party Duopoly would go along way to make our country better.

It's a totally legit lawsuit. Let's see what happens. Finger crossed but not betting on it. Having more than the 2 status quo candidates debating each other will only be a positive to what is supposed to be a representative government. Would love to see Gary and even Jill Stein on stage keeping these guys honest. Because lord knows the media and the debate commission suck at it.

09-22-2012, 10:43 PM
He should be in the debates... Its a sham to have a system where only 2 people are able to get their message out to the masses. Don't we have rules against monopolies in other businesses? Well, the Democratic and Republican parties sure act like monopolies...

09-22-2012, 11:34 PM
Good for Gary