Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang Friday argued for his call to give each American $1,000 a year, and said he disagrees with other Democratic hopefuls who are calling for an end to the Electoral College.
"You have to look up who are going the biggest winners from artificial intelligence and self-driving cars and trucks and new technologies," Yang, an entrepreneur and founder of Venture for America, told Fox News' "Fox and Friends."
"Amazon, Google, Facebook and Uber, the American public sees very little in the innovation. Amazon literally paid zero in federal taxes."
Meanwhile, Amazon fulfillment centers now have "more robots than people," Yang said.
Show co-host Steve Doocy commented that a universal basic income hasn't worked in other places, but Yang disagreed.
"You don't even need to look across the globe," he said. "All you have to do is look at Alaska which has had a petroleum dividend for almost 40 years and its wildly popular. It has created thousands of jobs."
Yang also discussed calls to eliminate the Electoral College, saying he doesn't even know why that is being discussed.
"It has been part of our laws for decades," he said. "It would require a constitutional amendment to change the Electoral College...do we want candidates just campaigning in major media markets and big cities? The constitutional framers were very wise. I will say as a Democrat it's very, very bad form to look like you are changing the rules when you have been losing by rules that everyone agreed on for decades."
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