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How many Democratic Party candidates for President of the United States of America are now complaining about being excluded from political candidate debates which are partly funded by PBS, which receives federal tax dollars, and therefore should not exclude any candidate from debates?
I want all Democratic Party candidates for President of the United States of America to sit up and pay attention because you know that PBS is constantly asking for viewer donations, and you know that PBS contributes to the manipulation of the criteria for debate participation, so ask yourselves, how many of their donations are from foreigners, and how much influence do the foreigners have in the manipulation of criteria for debate participation? Isn’t that foreign influence in our elections if that is what is going on, even if it is a small part?
Democratic Presidential candidates are complaining about debate exclusion by PBS News Hour & Politico.
What can be done? Maybe they could “join” Cris Ericson’s complaint to the Federal Election Commission, which has not been resolved yet, Matter Under Review M.U.R. # 7619
Cris Ericson was excluded from Vermont PBS candidate debates in 2018 even though she was on the Nov. 6, 2018 Official Election Ballot in Vermont for United States Congress House of Representatives and for Governor of Vermont.
PBS is involved in may of the Democratic Party Presidential candidate complaints of debate exclusion, so even though Cris Ericson is an independent candidate for U.S. Congress 2020, maybe they should all join Cris Ericson’s complaint of debate exclusion in 2018 by Vermont PBS.
How many candidates for federal office, in the past or now, within the statute of limitations, have complained to the Federal Election Commission about being excluded from candidate debates by PBS?
Can candidates for any federal office who have been excluded from political candidate debates, within the current statute of
limitations, funded or controlled in party by PBS, join any legal action which already exists and has not been legally resolved, in order to more speedily resolve the issue:
What right does PBS have to use federal tax dollars to promote some candidates while excluding others from political candidate debates?
Cris Ericson complained to the Federal Election Commission that Vermont PBS excluded her from candidate debates in 2018 even though she was on the Nov. 6, 2018 official Election Ballot. The FEC is like a secret court and the public can not know the outcome of the complaint until it is settled. When the complaint is settled, the public can search the outcome by searching “closed enforcement matters” and entering the “Matter Under Review” number: M.U.R. #7619
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