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Former NFL Player Walter Powell Wants to Make Politics Easier to Understand

Midterm elections are right around the corner and one former NFL player wants to make sure people are informed about politicians and how they vote. Former Buffalo Bills wide receiver Walter Powell is launching PolitiScope, an app that gives users “player profiles” of Congressional members and other federal politicians. The app details politicians’ votes on legislation, upcoming bills and contact information. In December, Powell and his co-founder Jackson White developed an idea for the app and created a prototype within three months. PolitiScope users can also follow politicians, bills and other legislation to see how they are developing across the country. Users receive push notifications on news related to the politicians they follow and can register to vote through the app. PolticiScope’s interface automatically pulls from government-accredited websites to keep information on the app up-to-date. From there, a team of lawyers puts the information into layman’s terms to ensure that...

Arriana McLymore

Sep 21, 2018