Gary Johnson Supporters Protest His Exclusion from Presidential Debates

ST. LOUIS (KMOX) – A protest in support of Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson is set to take place this afternoon outside of A-B InBev.

Supporters are upset that Johnson will not be allowed to participate in the presidential debate at Washington University because he has less than 15 percent polling support needed to participate.

Terry Michael, Johnson campaign spokesman, said that not having a third party candidate’s voice is unfair to millions of undecided voters.

“The big disadvantage is that tens of millions of Americans who are not aligned with either party will not have representation on the debate stage,” Michael says. “We will just have the two polarized cage fighters, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, yelling verbal insults at each other and not really engaging in any policy-oriented debate.”

He says they want A-B InBev to use their influence to convince the presidential debate commission to let Johnson debate.

The protest is slated to start at 1 p.m.

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