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Andrew Yang, the tech savvy Democratic presidential candidate who ran on a platform warning against the threats of artificial intelligence and automation, is dropping out of the race. Yang is doing so on the night of the New Hampshire primary, after earning just 1 percent of the delegates in the Iowa Caucuses last week.
A New York native and the son of Taiwanese immigrants, Yang has a storied career spanning corporate law to startups and venture capital and onward to activist organizations, including the Venture for America nonprofit he founded in 2011 that focused on job creation in Midwest cities in the wake of the 2008 financial crisis.
I am so proud of this campaign. Thank you to everyone who got us here.
— Andrew Yang …