Andrew Yang Wants Blockchain-based Voting for the U.S

Wilfred Michael 

Wilfred Michael

News reporter

22 August 2019,
13:44
Andrew Yang Wants Blockchain-based Voting for the U.S

U.S Presidential hopeful, Andrew Yang has included the possibility of blockchain-based voting to his campaign promises, according to a new policy review published on the page advocating for his election in 2020.

According to the Presidential candidate, the machines being used for conducting polling exercise in most locales are not only outdated but “vulnerable to tampering and hacking as modern technologies.” Further, he blamed the hard and time-consuming process of voting as the reason why many U.S residents do not participate in the elections.

Putting those negative factors into consideration, Yang’s campaign page argued that sufficient advances in technology mean that there’s no reason why people should be waiting in a line to cast votes on election day.

“It’s ridiculous that in 2020 we are still standing in line for hours to vote in antiquated voting booths,” a section of the policy review stated before prescribing a way forward.

“It is 100% technically possible to have fraud-proof voting on our mobile phones today using the blockchain. This would revolutionize true democracy and increase participation to include all Americans.”

For individuals who are not connected to the internet via smartphones, Yang recommended they continue “using the legacy system,” thus making the lines at the polling units very short on election day.

Apparently, any hopes that Andrew Yang has to implement blockchain-based voting in the U.S will only be met if he claims victory at the 2020 polls. Putting that into context, it appears the politician is doing all he can to win the crypto and blockchain enthusiasts to his side.

Andrew Yang also recently promised that if elected, he would promote workable regulation for the emerging industry.

 

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