As voters approach the November election, one thing is certain. The two candidates from the major political parties are the most disliked ever. That seems to be the only thing we can all agree upon. So, why don’t we have other options?
One reason is that the two parties colluded to remove the possibility that other candidates could participate in the debates when they took over the debate format in 1988. Prior to that, The League of Women Voters ran an open-debate format that allowed candidates from other parties to participate. A functioning democracy requires an informed electorate.
Why don’t the major parties want us informed? We need to hear from all candidates for the presidency.
Steve Witte, Fresno