It’s official: the candidate for the US Senate Katie Britt I accept Bitcoin donations and other cryptocurrencies to finance his election campaign.
Bitcoin donations for Katie Britt
On its website, KatieBrittForSenate.com, has indeed added a specific page to be able to send donations in BTC, BCH, ETH, DOGE, LTC and USDC via BitPay.
The page reads:
“Your contribution will benefit Katie Britt for Alabama. ”
All contributions made through BitPay will still need to comply with all federal laws and regulations regarding political donations.
The candidate he stated:
“I am delighted to announce that our campaign is now accepting contributions in cryptocurrency, including Bitcoin, Ethereum and Dogecoin. This is just a small sign of my strong general support for the digital asset ecosystem, blockchain technology, proof of work, cryptocurrencies and Bitcoin in particular. ”
The political context of Alabama
Britt is a candidate for the Republican Party, which is historically the strongest party in Alabama. For example, in 2020 the Republican Senate candidate in Alabama won with 60% of the vote, against 40% of the Democratic candidate.
But Katie Britt isn’t the only candidate, as there are at least four other Democratic candidates. The party’s primary will take place on May 24, 2022, but Britt does not appear to be favored, despite being the former CEO of the Business Council of Alabama and the former chief of staff to former Senator Richard Shelby. However, it is supported by the Home Builders Association of Alabama, the FarmPAC of the Alabama Farmers Federation, and the Federal Policy Action Committee of the Alabama Retail Association.
Elections will take place November 8 next year.
Katie Britt’s election platform
The candidate intends to fight, if elected, to “keep America at the forefront of innovation and technology,” and this fully justifies the decision to also accept cryptocurrency donations.
“Supporting Bitcoin means supporting personal freedom, American competitiveness, and national security. I will be an advocate for common sense policies that provide adequate consumer protection while promoting innovation, entrepreneurship and investment here, rather than seeing the digital asset economy take the lead from abroad, in places like China ”.
One of its goals is to review the definition of “broker” in digital assets contained in the new infrastructure bill, considered old-fashioned and anti-innovation.
Another is to work closely with the Republican Senator Cynthia Lummis of Wyoming, a longtime advocate of cryptocurrencies, for example taking inspiration from Wyoming’s approach to regulating digital assets.