Amazon’s Alexa to accept donations for 2020 presidential candidates


“Alexa, I want to make a political contribution.”

Starting in October, users of Amazon’s voice-controlled home assistant, Alexa, will be able to verbally make a political contribution between $5 and $200 to a participating 2020 presidential candidate, the company announced Wednesday.

In order to use the new Alexa Political Contributions feature, users must have voice purchasing enabled in their Alexa settings, as well as valid default payment method in their Amazon accounts.

“Alexa, donate [amount]to [candidate name]” is another phrase users can say to support a preferred political hopeful.

A donation can be made per registered campaign for each election cycle, the company said. Contributions can only be made to presidential campaigns that have set up accounts to accept donations through Amazon Pay.

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