Free & Equal Announces Winners of October 23 Presidential DebateSubmitted by Zak Carter on Thu, 10/25/2012 - 23:20
Finalists to Square Off October 30 in Washington DC
Free and Equal Elections Foundation today announced that Gary Johnson and Jill Stein will advance to the final Presidential debate on October 30 from 9:00 to 10:30 Eastern Time in Washington DC. The debate location will be at RT America’s state of the art studio and facility. RT America will open its studio and offer a live, neutral feed via satellite to interested media. The moderator will be announced on Monday, October 29.
Libertarian Party candidate Gary Johnson, Green Party candidate Jill Stein, Constitution Party candidate Virgil Goode, and Justice Party candidate Rocky Anderson participated in the first debate.
The voter’s ranked choices were collected at Free and Equal’s website after the first debate, with a total of 47,836 votes cast.
The votes were tallied via instant runoff voting (IRV). IRV tallies all the voters’ first choice candidates. Then, the candidate in fourth place is knocked off, and the second, third and fourth choices for those ballots are added to the other candidates’ totals.
Candidate First Count Runoff Count Grand Total
Gary Johnson 26,187 1,962 28,149
Jill Stein 15,013 292 15,305
Rocky Anderson 3,938 444 4,382
Virgil Goode 2,698 --- ---
“The voters have spoken, and we are pleased to announce that Gary Johnson and Jill Stein will advance to the second debate,” stated Christina Tobin, founder and chair of Free & Equal.
The first debate garnered national and international media sponsors and worldwide coverage, bringing fresh new ideas and viewpoints to a large online audience. Replays are available on Ora.tv and RT America’s YouTube channels, Al Jazeera’s website, as well as Free & Equal’s website.
Free & Equal has assembled a diverse group of ballot-qualified candidates, political parties, media, businesses, musicians, radio personalities, organizations, and individuals across the political spectrum to support an open, honest, unscripted, multi-partisan debate for American voters and the international community. Current sponsors include: The Nation, The American Conservative, Fair Tax Nation, Humboldt Sentinel, Before It’s News, The Josh Tolley Show, Ballot Access News, Come Home America, Owl Creek Gazette, Free Talk Live, Securing Liberty Radio, 1787 Network, Voice of Russia, Freedom’s Phoenix, Muslims for Liberty, National Constitution Party, The Justice Party, Blue Republicans, Restore the Republic, Re-Tea Party, Free the Vote NC, We the People, Grassroots for Liberty, New Progressive Alliance, Libertarian Party of Illinois, Liberty Candidates, Liberty Avengers, Liberty Chat, Cook County Green Party, Marin Libertarian Party, Rockford Tea Party, Dangerous Conversation, End the Lie, Wide Awake News, Freedom Files, Kelly Truth Squad, 1787 Flags, The Liberty ViewsLetter, Liberty Hour, Liberty Tree Foundation for the Democratic Revolution. , Through the Mirror with Larry Sinclair, ROJS Radio Live, Drudge Retort, Freedom Informant Network, Gadsden Rising on Freedomize, Irregular Times, J.D. Nero, The Industry, StopTheLie.com, LulzBot, Ron Paul Flix, Cindy Sheehan's Soapbox, Elect1.org, Rense Radio Network, Milwaukee Business Promotions, Libertarian Party of Tennessee, Devvy, KCSB, Gun Owners of America, CSPOA, and No Agenda.
Viewers can catch the live debate between Jill Stein and Gary Johnson at www.freeandequalorg/live, and RT America’s YouTube channel. Additional media may join a neutral live feed. Please send the MSM email and make calls and ask them to broadcast it.
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