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Andrew Yang goes full Publishers Clearinghouse, offering a thousand bucks a month to 10 lucky families out there in TV-land

For a moment, it appeared that the Democrat debate last night had morphed into a TV game show or a Publishers Clearinghouse commercial.  Following through on his campaign’s promise to do “something no presidential candidate has ever done before in history,” calling it a “freedom dividend,” Andrew Yang offered a thousand dollars a month for one year to ten families who would write to his campaign and tell him how that cash would “solve your own problems better than any politician.”

The proposal elicited a wry look on Amy Klobuchar’s face and audible laughter from some of the other candidates (I thought I could identify Kamala Harris’s laugh — she laughed a lot last night, sometimes awkwardly), and Pete Buttigieg, the next candidate called on to speak said, “That’s original, I’ll give you that.”

Would that lottery-like contest even be legal?

The campaign said it “consulted with [its] counsel, and the Freedom Dividends are fully compliant with all [Federal Election Commission] regulations.” But one campaign finance expert said the plan could raise legal issues.

Read the full story from American Thinker

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