Mark Cuban Is Here to Save Democracy

The billionaire Mavericks owner rides to the rescue

By Kirk Miller

 
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22 July 2016

No surprise, Mark Cuban has a big plan.  

Essentially, he's going to fix America. In three steps. 1) Stop Trump. 2) Help Hillary, especially with social media. 3) Give you a voting app.

Let's go in order on that. The outspoken Dallas Mavericks owner / Shark Tank host / one-time third-party consideration spent most of this week disparaging Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, a candidate he once supported.

As he told Stephen Colbert on Wednesday, “At the beginning, he was a businessperson," Cuban explained, laughing off the talk show host’s “billionaire bros” comment. "I wanted to see a change from the traditional politician, but then he went and opened his mouth."

Later on, Cuban laid the smackdown. “Donald, when you’re going through customs and they ask if you have anything to declare, try not to say ‘bankruptcy.’”

Cuban’s also been extremely vocal during the Republican National Convention, discussing his leap onto the  #NeverTrump bandwagon and firing off a tweetstorm during Trump’s Thursday night speech.

One highlight:

But he also had some fun:

Not that Hillary Clinton escapes his wrath. This morning, he laid out a seven-part tweet that eviscerated the Democratic nominee’s campaign, calling her out of touch.

Good news for voters: Cuban has an app that’ll allow you to make up your own mind. Or change it.

Simply entitled Register to Vote, the app allows any iOS user to do just that in about 30 seconds by just scanning and submitting their state ID.

Caveat 1: Android users are essentially being disenfranchised. 

Caveat 2: Many states will follow up by mailing you a form to the address you provide to verify your signature and residence. So for many people, there will be an additional step. And the app’s only available to people in AZ, CA, CO, CT, IL, LA, MA, MD, MO, NM, PA and UT (there are 25 states that support online registration, and the creators of the app say “they are working hard to add the other states.”)

All well and good. Here’s hoping Cuban does better at this than his offseason free agent moves.

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