The Free & Equal Elections Foundation hosted the Open Presidential Debate 2020 in Denver on Oct. 8. Ten presidential candidates were invited, including Donald Trump (Republican), Joe Biden (Democrat), Jo Jorgensen (Libertarian), and Kanye West (Independent).
The other five candidates confirmed. They include Don Blankenship (Constitution); Brian Carroll (American Solidarity); Howie Hawkins (Green); Gloria La Riva (Socialism & Liberation); and Brock Pierce (Independence).
I ranked each candidate based on his or her ability to 1) Stay on topic 2) Support arguments with evidence 3) Answer the question at hand and 4) Provide a solution distinguishable from co-debators.
Afghanistan & Foreign Policy (Cindy Sheehan - antiwar activist)
Election Reform (Aaron Hamlin - Center for Election Science)
Presidential Debates (Eli Beckerman - Open the Debates)
Privacy & Surveillance (Shawn Stone - producer & media personality)
U.S. Space Force (Jim Cantrell - SpaceX cofounder)
First Nations (Doug Good Feather - Tribal activist)
Altogether, the participants have respective backgrounds as a former coal miner (Blankenship); an evangelical Christian (Carroll); a retired Teamster (Hawkins); a foreign correspondent (La Riva); and a blockchain technologist (Pierce).
.A review of the Open Presidential Debate 2020 (Pt. 1/2)
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