Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson has become the second U.S. presidential candidate accepting bitcoin for his “Fair Debates” lawsuit against the official presidential debates’ two-party monopoly.
Fair Debates is a website created by Johnson’s team to help fund a lawsuit against the CPD and FCC for barring potential third party competitors. Users visiting the website can donate to the project with bitcoin. The digital currency is prominently displayed as the donation of choice. The website reads:
“Now you can use Bitcoin to help us change the game! — A publicity campaign to let ALL the people know: the ‘official debates’ have been monopolized by the two parties who have exclusively occupied the stage for the past twenty years.”
– Gary Johnson
The Fair Debates initiative is an attempt to free up the electoral process from being monopolized by the two-party system with the help of bitcoin donations, which Johnson believes will give the lawsuit more traction. “I look at it [Bitcoin] as the Visa card of the future,” Johnson told the DailyDot after his speech at LibertyFest.
But while Johnson has been vocal about the currency, he