Long-shot third party presidential candidate Jill Stein and her Green Party ticket-mate Cheri Honkala were arrested a short while ago outside Hofstra University while attempting to enter the presidential debate hall without the proper credentials.
Stein and Honkala assert that, since the Green Party managed to secure a spot on a whopping 83.1% of all ballots across the country, it is mathematically possible for them to win the election, and therefore they deserve a chance to debate the other candidates.
"Cheri and I agreed that this mockery of democracy, this violation of our basic right as citizens, of a so-called democratic country- we are here to challenge the violation of our democratic rights," Stein told the Philadelphia Weekly. "We are prepared to be arrested in the service of democracy and a future that serves us all."
Stein, incidentally, has experience debating at least one of this year's presidential candidates: Mitt Romney. The two shared a stage during the Massachusetts gubernatorial election of 2002, when Stein was a candidate for the local Green-Rainbow Party.