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Commission on Presidential Debates

Commission on Presidential Debates

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The Commission on Presidential Debates says that they check the candidates' qualifications before allowing them to debate.
The Commission on Presidential Debates says that they check the candidates' qualifications before allowing them to debate.

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06/16/2009

 
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Candidate Selection Process
Commission
on
Presidential
Debates' Nonpartisan Candidate Selection Criteria
for
2008 General Election Debate Participation
,
A
Introduction
The
mission
of
the nonpartisan Commission on Presidential Debates (the "CPD")
is
toensure, for
the
benefit
of
the American electorate, that general election debates areheld every four years between
the
leading candidates for the offices
of
President andVice President
ofthe
United States.
The
CPD sponsored a series
of
such debates ineach
of
the past five general elections, and has
begW1
the planning, preparation, andorganization
of
a series
of
nonpartisan debates among leading candidates for thePresidency and Vice Presidency in the 2008 general election.
As
in prior years, theCPD's voter educational activities will be conducted in accordance with all applicablelegal requirements, including regulations
of
the Federal Election Commission thatrequire
"that
debate sponsors extend invitations to debate based on the application
of
II
pre-established, objective" criteria.
The
goal
oftbe
CPD's debates is to afford
the
members
of
the public an opportunity tosharpen their views, in a focused debate format,
of
those candidates from amongwhom the next President and Vice President will be selected. ]n each
ofthe
last fiveelections, there were scores
of
declared candidates for the Presidency, excluding thoseseeking the nomination
of
one
of
the major parties. During the course
of
thecampaign, the candidates are afforded many opportunities in a great variety
offorums
to advance their candidacies. In order most fully and fairly to achieve the educationalpurposes
of
its debates, the CPD has developed nonpartisan, objecti ve criteria uponwhich it will base its decisions regarding selection
of
the candidates to participate inits 2008 debates.
The
purpose
of
the criteria is to identify those candidates who haveachieved a level
of
electoral support such that they realistically are considered to beamong the principal rivals for the Presidency.
]n
connection with the 2008 general election, the
CPO
will apply three criteria
to
eachdeclared candidate
to
determine whether that candidate qualifies for inclusion
in
oneor more
of
the CPO's debates. The criteria are (1) constitutional eligibility, (2) ballotaccess, and (3) electoral support. All three criteria must be satisfied before a candidatewill be invited to debate.B. 2008 Nonpartisan Selection Criteria
The
CPO's nonpartisan criteria for selecting candidates to participate in the 2008general election presidential debates are:
1.
Evidence
of
Constitutional EligibilityThe CPO's first criterion requires satisfaction
of
the eligibility requirements
of
Article II, Section 1
of
the Constitution. The requirements are satisfied
if
thecandidate:
a.
is
at least 35 years
of
age;
b.is
a Natural
Born
Citizen
of
the United States and a resident
of
theUnited States for fourteen years; and
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