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    Posted September 15, 2012 by
    marycmeyer
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    Election 2012: Your stories

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    Fact Checking at the Presidential and Vice-Presidential Debates

     

    CNN PRODUCER NOTE     marycmeyer's mother, Vicki Meyer, is a retired college instructor in Sarasota, Florida, and created a petition on SignOn.org to have non-partisan fact-checkers working during the commercials of the presidential and vice-presidential debates. (Disclosure: CNN is scheduled to air four of the debates.)

    She said she was inspired to get involved in part because of her recent experiences trying to register people to vote. She said many people she spoke with accused the politicians of lying and therefore were not interested in voting. She hopes the Committee for Presidential Debates will take her proposal seriously. 'If enough people want a change, it will happen.'

    She said SignOn.org, a subsidiary of MoveOn.org, encouraged her to post a video about her petition on CNN iReport. Her daughter helped her record the video, which she then shared with all of the petition signers. As of Monday morning, there were more than 190,000 signatures.
    - dsashin, CNN iReport producer

    Vicki Meyer explains why she started a petition to demand fact checking at the presidential and vice-presidential debates.

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