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Who is Dr. Jo Jorgensen? This third-party candidate’s website crashed during the 2020 debates

Libertarian candidate Jo Jorgensen watched her website crash during the 2020 debate, reports say

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A member of the production team uses a cell phone to make images of the hall ahead of the first presidential debate between Republican candidate President Donald Trump and Democratic candidate former Vice President Joe Biden at the Health Education Campus of Case Western Reserve University, Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2020, in Cleveland.

A member of the production team uses a cellphone to make images of the hall ahead of the first presidential debate between Republican candidate President Donald Trump and Democratic candidate former Vice President Joe Biden at the Health Education Campus of Case Western Reserve University on Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2020, in Cleveland.

Julio Cortez. Associated Press

Dr. Jo Jorgensen watched her website crash on Tuesday night — at least that’s what social media said happened — all because of the 2020 presidential debate.

What’s going on?

Jorgensen — who is running in the 2020 election as the Libertarian candidate — made headlines Wednesday morning after the first presidential debate between President Donald Trump and Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden.

Interest in Jorgensen popped up Tuesday night during the debate, which reportedly led to her website crashing.

On Wednesday, Jorgensen slammed the debate process for not allowing her to compete in the race with Trump and Biden.

  • “The media won’t do our work for us. The corrupt @debates kept us off the stage last night and, of course, it turned into a shameful display of name calling, lies, and bad policy,” she wrote on Twitter.

So what does Jorgensen believe?

  • Jorgensen told the “Fox News Rundown” podcast Tuesday that she would like America to become “one giant Switzerland.”
  • “Switzerland is armed and neutral. They’re not pacifists. They’re not isolationists. They are a banking center. They accept tourism. People go in and out freely and they trade with other people. That’s what I want the United States to look like.
  • “However, Switzerland doesn’t get its nose in everybody else’s business and they try not to be ... the world’s policeman. So I would get out there and I would say that we need to treat the world as our neighbors, not our combatants. And we need to bring the troops home.”

Jorgensen is polling at 2.8% in the RealClearPolitics average.

Current rules require 15% in the polls to be in the presidential debates.