Andrew Yang Seeks to Implement Blockchain-Based Mobile Voting

Democratic candidate Andrew Yang states he will execute blockchain-based mobile voting if he wins the 2020 United States presidential race.

On his campaign site, the blockchain advocate says he trusts American citizens should have the alternative of voting on a mobile gadget — with blockchain innovation utilized for verification purposes.

Yang also trusts that, in terms of security dangers, most voting machines are just as vulnerable to hackers as modern innovation is. He wrote:

“It’s ridiculous that in 2020 we are still standing in line for hours to vote in antiquated voting booths. 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 — those without smartphones could use the legacy system and lines would be very short.” 

As an upshot, Yang believes that mobile voting will drive increased participation in elections. On his site, the candidate asserts that presidential races currently have approximately 50% cooperation from the public — and low turnout “rewards extreme points of view as opposed to the popular will.”

Last month, a new political action committee supporting Yang revealed it would accept donations in Bitcoin through the Lightning Network. In April, Yang also sought for clear guidelines for investors, companies, and individuals on cryptocurrencies — adding that blockchain has endless potential.

As earlier reported, the ruling party of the Russian Federation, United Russia, introduced a blockchain-based platform for voting in primary elections back in March. It enables citizens to vote online with vote counting backed by blockchain innovation to avoid tampering.