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Letter: GOP debate shut out some voices

Ted Cruz, right, speaks as Donald Trump looks

Ted Cruz, right, speaks as Donald Trump looks on during the CNN Republican presidential debate at the Venetian Hotel & Casino on Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2015, in Las Vegas. Photo Credit: AP / John Locher

Hosts of presidential debates need to take a serious look at how these presidential forums are being run [“Debate of many clashes,” News, Dec. 16]. If they’re going to have nine candidates onstage, they need a system so that everyone receives the same allotted time to speak. It’s not fair to the candidates or the American people that certain candidates get to dominate the conversation.

Here’s a simple solution: Every candidate should be given a period of time to answer each question, and afterward, their microphones should be turned off.

Rich Sundermier, Rockville Centre