On October 31, the Commission on Presidential Debates announced that it will again hold presidential general election debates, and named the dates and locations for each of the four debates. The only vice-presidential debate will be October 11, at Centre College in Danville, Kentucky.
The three presidential debates will be: (1) October 3, University of Denver; (2) October 16, Hofstra University in Hempstead, N.Y.; (3) October 22, Lynn University in Boca Raton, Florida.
Also on October 31, the Commission said that its old rules for inclusion will still apply: 15% in the polls and on the ballot in enough states to theoretically win the election.
The Commission is famous for its prejudice against minor party and independent candidates, but it is also seems unfair to the different regions of the country. The Commission has sponsored 26 debates for president and vice-president starting in 1988. Eleven have been in the South, seven in the Midwest, but only four in the East, and only four in the West. Thanks to Thomas Jones for this news.