Singer and businessman Akon will support cryptocapitalist and independent US presidential candidate Brock Pierce and will also join his 2020 campaign team.
According to the online news agency Cheddar, J.D. Durkin reported on August 24th that Akon will serve as Pierce’s chief campaign strategist this election year. Pierce apparently quoted The singer’s successes in Africa and his experience as a businessman and artist were some of the reasons to join his campaign team.
“I always knew Brock Pierce was a great guy” said Akon. “He’s a real person and doesn’t operate between party lines. We share the same dream of moving America forward for all without giving preference to any particular base.”
Pierce posited to win
In an interview with Cointelegraph last week, Pierce announced that one of his key campaign strategies for 2020 was to get votes from Joe Biden and Donald Trump.
This effort is the only possible way for Pierce to win the presidency. as announced by its campaign in early July after the deadline for independent filings in Indiana, New Mexico, North Carolina, and Texas. If neither Trump nor Biden got 270 or more votes, the US House of Representatives would get the final vote from the top three presidential candidates, which could include Pierce.
Adding Akon to Pierce’s campaign can generate more media exposure and help highlight cryptocurrencies as an election issue. Akon is currently working with a team to build Akon City, a 2,000 acre crypto project in Senegal that is “supported” by Akoin, a utility token for the African market.
Cointelegraph will soon release an exclusive video interview with Pierce.