By Andy Barr
After a thoroughly panned presidential debate, a wide-ranging coalition is calling onand to change the rules for the last presidential debate to guarantee that voters get the answers they deserve.
The group, which includes the likes of MoveOn, The Next Right, The Huffington Post and Wikipedia, sent a letter to the Friday pressuring them to change what they called a “lacking” debate deserving of ridicule from the likes of .
At a minimum, the group demands that moderatorbe allowed to ask follow up questions to the candidates, who many believe have been allowed to skate through debates without providing answers to fundamental and important questions.
While the last debate did include questions from the Internet, the group is demanding that the question process be more transparent and accountable. The letter asks that questions be submitted and voted on online, and that the moderator be allowed “broad discretion” to follow up on the candidates’ answers.
The final debate is Wednesday October 15.
The full text of the letter is below: