Larry Lessig drops out of Democratic primaries


There will be less Lessig in the Democratic primaries.

Harvard Professor Larry Lessig dropped out of the 2016 Democratic presidential race in a Youtube video on Monday, blaming the Democratic National Committee's cumbersome debate rules for "shutting him" out of the primary process and making it impossible for his voice to be heard.

Lessig was running to bring attention to what he sees as the corrupting influence of money in politics and got in after pledging over the summer that he would raise $1 million in donations before Sept. 1. He billed himself as a "referendum candidate" and said that even if he were to win the election he'd only stay in office until campaign finance reform was enacted, then he would step aside in favor of the vice president.