Libertarian Occasion presidential candidate Jo Jorgensen snapped at Nickelodeon over the weekend after she was left off of a 2020 election graphic for the community’s “Child’s Vote” phase.
In a tweet Sunday she accused the channel of being “complicit in indoctrinating our kids that there are solely 2 events, although there are three candidates on all 50 ballots and four who can get to 270.”
“What a disgrace for America’s future,” she added.
Her tweet prompted Fred Wellman, an adviser to the anti-Trump Lincoln Challenge, to inform her to “construct an precise get together.”
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The graphic was a part of Nickelodeon’s “Children’ Vote” casual ballot, which the channel mentioned it has performed within the final 9 presidential elections, starting in 1988. It has coincided with the precise ends in six of the final eight. In 2016, the ballot did embody Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson, who garnered 11 p.c of the vote – behind Hillary Clinton’s 53 p.c and Donald Trump’s 36 p.c.
The opposite incorrect prediction was John Kerry over former President George W. Bush in 2004.
In 2020, former Vice President Joe Biden gained 53 p.c of the “Children’ Vote,” Nickelodeon mentioned Tuesday, edging out President Trump’s 47 p.c.
“Although children are usually not of an age to vote, ‘Children Choose the President’ is a platform the place their voices do depend, they usually should be heard,” Nickelodeon mentioned in a press release. “And simply as children worth honesty and equity, so can we at Nickelodeon. Subsequently, out of respect for youths in all places and within the spirit of civic duty, we current the title of the winner based mostly on votes solid pretty and inside our said pointers of 1 vote counted per family gadget.”
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The youngsters’s leisure outlet additionally mentioned it uncovered “dishonest” final week when greater than 100,000 “bot-generated votes” flooded its ballot, however these had been detected and eliminated, in accordance with the assertion.
Roughly 90,000 reputable votes had been solid within the mock election.
Being left off the graphic on a kids’s community follows one other, extra impactful oversight this election season.
Showing on “Your World” with Neil Cavuto final week, Jorgensen mentioned, “it was unattainable from the beginning” for her to make the talk stage alongside Trump and Biden.
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“We hold listening to it is two previous wealthy White guys, however that is the least of it,” Jorgensen, a psychology professor at Clemson College in South Carolina, instructed host Neil Cavuto. “The largest drawback is that they each wish to spend our cash. They each wish to make our choices. Neither one has a solution to our crushing well being care drawback and neither one goes to carry the troops house. I can see why they do not need me on stage.”
Fox Information’ Charles Creitz contributed to this report.