Bradley Tusk on mobile voting, Uber’s IPO race with Lyft and the Dems taking over the House

TechCrunch | 12/28/2018 | Staff
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With everyone logging valuable family time this week and wondering if it’s worth returning that sweater, we decided to do something a little different and run a special holiday episode, one that features just me in conversation with Bradley Tusk, a venture capitalist, philanthropist, book author and, earlier in his career, a trusted aid to billionaire Michael Bloomberg, whose successful third run for mayor of New York — as first and only mayor to serve three consecutive terms — was managed by Tusk. In fact, one of Tusk’s first roles after moving on from politics was an early advisor to Uber, which sought out his know-how about both regulatory environments and upturning the status quo.

Perhaps because all of these interests, Tusk has become among the country’s most visible proponents of mobile voting, supporting — though not investing in — a app called Voatz that was first used in a small pilot project in West Virginia last spring that gave overseas citizens...
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