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 field—not political science but computer science.
While a graduate student, Koza created a board game called “Consensus” about presidential elections.
When it didn’t catch on, Koza blamed his failure on the Electoral College and decided our method for electing the President needed to change.
But Koza’s first political claim to fame—and fortune—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.