The Free and Equal Elections Foundation has announced plans to host a second debate between third-party presidential candidates on Oct. 30 in Washington, following up on a similar event the group hosted Tuesday night in Chicago.
Registered viewers of the previous debate, which was shown online via Ora TV’s You Tube channel, will select two candidates from the last debate to participate in the next round, using instant runoff voting to choose the contestants.
The first third-party debate featured four candidates: Rocky Anderson of the Justice Party, Virgil Good of the Constitution Party, Libertarian Gary Johnson and Jill Stein of the Green Party. Former CNN host Larry King moderated that event.
Free and Equal has not named a venue or moderator for this debate. The group has promised to broadcast the event live at www.freeandequal.org/live and through other media outlets that it plans to announce.
In the first debate, all candidates except Goode supported legalization of marijuana to one extent or another; Stein proposed a “Green New Deal” that she said would eliminate unemployment by creating jobs in the clean-energy sector; and Goode said he would place a moratorium on immigration until the U.S. unemployment rate reaches 5 percent.