WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Amazon (AMZN.(O) said on Wednesday it will make a donation to a US presidential candidate, is as simple as turning on the lights, or to supplement the household’s toilet paper stock, by means of the digital to Alexa assistant.
FILE PHOTO: Instructions on how to use Amazon’s Alexa has a personal assistant can be seen, in addition to an Amazon Echo, Amazon experience center in Vallejo, California, USA, May 8, 2018. The photo was taken on May 8, 2018. REUTERS/Elijah Nouvelage/File Photo
So to make Political Contributions, is powered by Amazon’s Payment, the corporation may, with the payment system, the customers will be able to contribute up to $200 to a campaign, simply by saying, “So, make a donation to the [candidate’s name],” according to a blog post from the world’s largest retailer.
The service will begin next month and will work only for candidates who have elected to participate.
In the Amazon, well isn’t just about the technology, and it has invited the candidates to sign on Tuesday, according to a hospital spokeswoman. It’s not going to report the number of contributions to current service and will not have to consult with the Federal election commission is in the process of making them, ” she said.
Donors will be able to send out dollars just for the principal campaign committees are not political action and independent expenditure groups.
The service is part of Amazon’s attempt to create a center for election information. This is the update of the Alexa information on the candidates, polls, endorsements, caucuses, policies, attitudes, and important data with the help of the unbiased agencies.
Amazon’s Echo device, which is how most users interact with the digital assistant’s job, nearly two-thirds of the smart speaker market this year, according to research firm eMarketer.
Most of the Democratic presidential candidates, including front-runners, Joe Biden, Elizabeth Warren, and Bernie Sanders, who currently have to rely on small-dollar, donation, platform, Act, and Blue, with “Donate” buttons on their websites, and the take up by staff to a secure page run by the department for one-stop donations.
The republican President, Donald Trump, the Republican National Committee and the party committees for the election of Republicans to the US Congress, running on a similar platform, WinRed for online fundraising.
In its announcement, Amazon emphasized that it “So for yourself not to have an opinion about politics or the candidates.”
Reporting by Lisa Lambert; Editing by Dan Grebler