Andrew Yang formally leaves Democrats, turns into unbiased

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​Failed candidate for president and New York City mayor Andrew Yang mentioned on Monday that he has formally switched his political registration from Democrat to unbiased — hoping to have the ability to “be even more honest about both the system and the people in it.”

Yang, who first attracted consideration by advocating for a “universal basic income” of $1,000 a month for all Americans, mentioned he has been a Democrat his “entire adult life” and nonetheless has associates and colleagues within the social gathering.

“And yet, I’m confident that no longer being a Democrat is the right thing,” he wrote in a statement launched on his Twitter web page.

“Please, keep in mind that I am NOT suggesting that you also change your voter registration to Independent, as I have done. Doing so could disenfranchise you if you live in the 83% of the country that is very blue or very red. For this reason, I considered either not making this change or not talking about it,” he mentioned.

Yang, who has a ebook popping out Tuesday known as “Forward: Notes on the Future of Our Democracy,” mentioned he feels he’ll be capable to make a higher impression by leaving the Democratic Party.

Andrew Yang issued a statement saying that by switching to the Independent Party, he hopes to "be even more honest about both the system and the people in it."
Andrew Yang issued an announcement saying that by switching to unbiased, he hopes to “be even more honest about both the system and the people in it.”
James Keivom

“My goal is to do as much as I can to advance our society. There are phenomenal public servants doing great work every day — but our system is stuck. It is stuck in part because polarization is getting worse than ever. Many of the people I know are doing all of the good they can — but their impact is constrained,” he mentioned.

“Now that I’m not a member of one party or another, I feel like I can be even more honest about both the system and the people in it,” Yang mentioned.

The tech entrepreneur teased that he would ​launch a 3rd social gathering final month.