To explain how I will rate the Governor’s candidates I will give you the scoring system.
Each candidate will have an opportunity to earn 3 to 6 points for every question.
3 Points-Candidate makes an attempt to answer a question, but answers in concurrence with other candidates.
4 Points-Candidate presents some facts, but not enough evidence to justify the facts or their platform.
5 Points-Candidate presents a well justified argument, but needs some explaining to do.
6 Points-Outstanding, presents the facts and how it ties into their campaign.
If a candidate fails to make a justified attempt to present their position they will not score any points.
1 to 3 points for a good rebuttal
1 to 3 points bonus for closing statements.
Here is how I will deduct points.
-1 point if a candidate debates out of turn.
-1 to -3 points if one candidate interrupts another candidate during the debate
-3 points for unsportsmanlike conduct.