John McAfee is operating for president in 2016

John McAfee is running for president in 2016

Oddball anti-virus software program pioneer and self-described “eccentric millionaire” Joh McAfee is throwing his hat into the more and more crowded area of candidates for the 2016 presidential election. The Hill reviews that McAfee filed paperwork to run for president with the Federal Election Fee as we speak and says that marketing campaign director Kyle Sandler confirmed the appliance’s authenticity. Shortly afterwards, McAfee himself launched what seems to be a brand new marketing campaign web site and stated on Twitter that he’d make an “official announcement” tomorrow at 6PM ET.

We may have our official announcement at 6pm Japanese tomorrow

— John McAfee (@officialmcafee) September eight, 2015

There’s little or no information on the location proper now, however the URL ( and #mcafee16 hashtag all make it clear that a presidential run is what that is all about. McAfee’s Twitter account has additionally been retweeting tweets about his potential presidential run — both that is one huge troll or McAfee actually goes to provide this a shot.

Wired right now revealed an interview with McAfee during which he stated he was nonetheless not fairly selected whether or not or to not run, nevertheless it does give context to what McAfee feels wants to vary within the US authorities. “It is clear that the management of our nation is illiterate on the elemental know-how that helps all the things in life for us now, that’s cyber science, our smartphones, our army hardware, our communications,” McAfee stated to Wired.

It feels like McAfee won’t be competing towards Hilary Clinton or the cadre of candidates vying for the Republican social gathering nomination — as an alternative, he will discovered his personal get together that The Hill says is but to be introduced. Historical past exhibits that McAfee will not have a lot luck going as a 3rd-celebration candidate, however he’ll probably convey a… distinctive perspective to the battle.

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