York County Green chair criticizes exclusion of candidates from debate

Steve Baker, chairman of the York County Green Party, isn’t happy that you didn’t see two presidential candidates during last night’s debate in Denver: Green Party candidate Jill Stein and Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson.


Baker said in a statement that they “were purposely excluded from the debates by the insidious Commission on Presidential Debates.  This is a great loss for the American people.  The two remaining candidates however were predictable and did not inspire a lot of confidence.”

Stephen Baker of Springettsbury Township was among a group organized by the green party to support Wisconsin workers on East Market Street Friday, March 11, 2011. DAILY RECORD/SUNDAY NEWS – KATE PENN

Baker said both Stein and Johnson are on enough state ballots to win the Electoral College.

What do you think?


And here’s a look at some of the alternative events that other presidential candidates planned for Wednesday.

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2 Responses to York County Green chair criticizes exclusion of candidates from debate

  1. Fritz Sands says:

    I prefer “Any candidate who is on enough state ballots to win in the Electoral College”.

  2. Wes A. says:

    On the local level, the candidates for the Pennsylvania 4th Congressional district were supposed to appear in three more debates between now and Election Day, but the Republican candidate Scott Perry, the presumptive winner of the seat, has canceled his appearance at all three debates. Because of this, the event organizers have canceled the debates altogether. This cuts off any chance the other three candidates have to present themselves to us so that we may hear their viewpoints and ask them questions. The other three candidates for the 4th District are: Mike Koffenberger (L); Harry Perkinson (D), and Wayne Wolff (I).

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