Douglas Thoman, cryptocurrency enthusiast and host of the Monero Talk podcast, lost his attempt to represent New York’s 4th District in the US Congress.
According to the Associated Press election results, Republican Thoman received 134,243 votes against 1,47580 current Democratic Party member Kathleen Rice in New York’s 4th District, which includes parts of the central and southern counties of Nassau. Rice has been a member of the U.S. House of Representatives since 2015.
The Monero (XMR) podcast first announced its intention to run for Congress in March, indicating that they are working on a platform “to improve representative democracy and money.” Toman said he is willing to accept donations from XMR and other cryptocurrencies for his campaign to create a “more professional cryptocurrency” by the US government.
“With the software community behind us, we can probably bring the nation’s attention to Monero as a free speech,” said the congressional candidate. “Monero lives up to the ideals on which America is founded. This is America 2.0 – the protocol for preserving freedom in the digital age. ”
Privacy marks such as XMR have run in one form or another in US elections and law this year. In October, cryptocurrency scammers briefly replaced a page on Donald Trump’s re-election campaign site, urging readers to donate to my Monero wallet if they wanted to post “highly confidential information” about the president. The IRS recently offered a reward of up to $ 625,000 to anyone who can hack XMR’s supposedly untraceable features.