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September 26, 2012

Thousands demand factcheckers at presidential debates

The Commission on Presidential Debates is being urged to provide "non-partisan factcheckers" at the debates that start next week.

Vicki Meyer, a retired Florida college instructor, will deliver a petition with over 215,000 signatures  using SignOn.org, an online platform from MoveOn.org.


“People are disillusioned, I’m disillusioned; lying is destroying our democracy,” Meyers said. “We need to have fact checkers at the debate, so that we can restore confidence in our political process.  I have met too many people while registering people to vote, who are dropping out of the process because they feel like they are being lied to by both sides. A democracy cannot work properly if political leaders can lie to the public without fear of being challenged.”

Obama and Romney will participate in three debates: Oct. 3 in Denver,  Oct. 16 in Hempstead, New York and Oct. 22 in Boca Raton, Florida.

Read more here: http://blogs.mcclatchydc.com/washington/2012/09/obama-lowers-expectations-for-debate-performance.html#storylink=cpy

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