The Seattle Tech Workers and Crypto Billionaire Behind Approval Voting

It shouldn’t surprise anyone that tech types are into election science. “You get pretty nerdy folks that are excited about nonpartisan voting reform,” says Logan Bowers.

The former Microsoft and Amazon engineer helped found Seattle Approves, the “approval voting” advocacy group that includes several Seattle tech vets and the backing of a fund bankrolled by “crypto king” Sam Bankman-Fried.

Earlier this month, Seattle Approves turned in enough signatures to qualify Initiative 134 for November’s ballot. If I-134 passes this fall, voters could bubble-in more than one candidate in future city primaries. The idea is to elect more representative candidates, prevent vote-splitting, and more accurately reflect support

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