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Want to Donate to a Presidential Candidate? Just Ask Alexa

  • Amazon says Alexa will process contributions up to $200
  • Home assistant will recognize names of candidates, campaigns
Amazon’s Echo smart speaker 

Amazon’s Echo smart speaker 

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Amazon.com Inc. is offering presidential candidates a new way to receive money: via Alexa devices.

The online retailer says campaigns can sign up to receive donations in amounts starting at $5 whenever users of the home assistant say, “Alexa, I want to make a political contribution.” Amazon will process up to $200 per donor for each campaign, well below the $2,800 maximum donation individuals can make using other online services.