This week, beleaguered Ralph Northam (Virginia Gov.) inked a bill that makes the way for the state to ultimately offer almost $750 Million in cash incentives for Amazon to create its new office in the northernmost region of the area.
The agreement, which was declared in November 2018, would divide up the new headquarters of Amazon between New York City and Virginia. State governments from all over the nation wanted to make this agreement, which pledged to convey thousands of “high-salary” jobs to the region. In the case of Virginia, that is almost 40,000 over a number of years.
No public ceremonial was conducted to rejoice the signing, as Northam encounters frequent calls for his resignation after a pic in his medical school yearbook showed him either dressed in a Ku Klux Klan costume or wearing blackface. Northam has argued about these accusations, but claimed that he wore the dress for a dance contest while in medical school.
On a related note, West Virginia earlier claimed that it is launching out a blockchain-supported mobile voting application to all the 55 counties of the state. This is done so that in the midterm elections military personnel located abroad can more effortlessly cast their ballots.
The media earlier claimed that the state piloted the blockchain application for stationed military staff and their dependents from Monongalia and Harrison counties. Mac Warner (Secretary of State) claimed that the plan (at that time) was to expand the effort all over the county in November during the midterms if the pilot proved to be victorious.
Now, as per the media, Warner’s office states that a round of 4 audits of the blockchain infrastructure for the application was concluded following the pilot stage and revealed no issues. The application was deployed and developed by Voatz (the voting tech startup), which claimed that the tech stores and encodes ballot information on a decentralized network.