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Andrew Yang leaves the Democratic Party, registers as an independent | USA TODAY


In a blog post, the entrepreneur turned politician said the switch “was a strangely emotional experience.”
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Former Democratic presidential candidate and New York City mayoral candidate Andrew Yang is no longer a registered Democrat.

Yang announced Monday he is leaving the Democratic Party and has changed his voter registration to independent.

Yang ran on the idea of universal basic income as a Democratic presidential candidate in 2020. He then ran in the 2021 New York City Democratic mayoral primary and finished in fourth.

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