Yang quits Democratic party in favor of being independent

Andrew Yang, who ran as a Democrat for both New York City mayor and in the party’s 2020 presidential primaries, said that he’s changed his voting registration to “independent.” 

“I’ve been a Democrat my entire adult life,” Yang wrote in a statement posted on his website Monday. “And yet, I’m confident that no longer being a Democrat is the right thing.”

He said he believes that registering as an independent would allow him to push for better reforms to the political system. Yang, a businessman, most recently mounted an unsuccessful campaign in the New York mayoral race, following his failed 2020 Democratic presidential primary run. 

“My goal is to

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