The Commission on Presidential Debates reportedly rejected the Trump campaign’s request for a fourth debate and balked at their suggestions for moderators.
The organization responsible for planning the presidential debates responded to Rudy Giuliani, who suggested a fourth debate ahead of the agreed-upon three and included a list of potential moderator recommendations, by rejecting both on Thursday, according to numerous outlets.
The commission declined the fourth debate, specifically addressing Giuliani’s argument that some mail-in ballots would be cast before any debate had been held.
“In your letter, you express the Trump campaign’s interest in a presidential debate in early September. You state that such a debate is necessary because some states begin sending out mail-in ballots before the first scheduled debate. There is a difference between ballots having been issued by a state and those ballots having been cast by voters, who are under no compulsion to return their ballots before the debates,” the letter reads.
In the Commission on Presidential Debates letter to Giuliani, they also dismissed his suggestions for debate moderators, which included journalists and commentators from Fox News, CBS News, ABC News, and NBC News, but no one from CNN.
President Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden have agreed to the three debates.
The Trump campaign did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
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