Who is John Koza?
The man behind scratch-ticket lotteries wants to redesign presidential elections
Dr. John Koza, creator and chairman of National Popular Vote, is a pioneer in his fieldâ€”not political science but computer science.
While a graduate student, Koza created a board game called “Consensus” about presidential elections.
When it didnâ€™t catch on, Koza blamed his failure on the Electoral College and decided our method for electing the President needed to change.
But Kozaâ€™s first political claim to fameâ€”and fortuneâ€”comes from co-inventing the scratch-off lottery ticket and then lobbying state governments to sell them.
With his scratch-ticket payoff, Koza has funded not only National Popular Vote, but has become a generous donor to far-left and even Socialist political candidates.