Must Watch: Once A Lifelong Democratic Voter, Elon Musk Tells Why He Will Be Voting GOP This Election

By Pamela Glass | Saturday, 21 May 2022 14:59
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Elon Musk has announced that he will switch political allegiances and vote for the Republican party in the next election after casting his ballot “overwhelmingly” for the Democrat Party in the past.

The world’s richest man, who was born in South Africa and holds U.S. citizenship, is registered as an independent voter and describes himself as a moderate.

Although, in recent years - and particularly while publicly addressing his on-hold $44 billion takeovers of social media company Twitter Inc. - the Tesla and SpaceX CEO has shown he is leaning more towards the political right.

Speaking via video link at a tech summit in Miami, Florida, on Monday, hosted by the All-In podcast, Musk announced he would be changing his vote.

“The reality is that Twitter at this point, you know, has a very far left bias,” Musk explained to attendees. “I would classify myself as a moderate, neither Republican nor Democrat.”

“I have voted overwhelmingly for Democrats, historically. Like I’m not sure, I might never have voted for a Republican, just to be clear,” Musk continued: “Now this election I will.”

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Insider reported that he did not clarify whether he meant he would vote for the eventual Republican candidate throughout the 2024 presidential election or for a GOP candidate in the upcoming November midterms.

Musk’s political beliefs have been thrust into the spotlight since he declared his intention to purchase Twitter. His offer to buy Twitter for $54.20 per share was made public on April 14.

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He has since stated the deal is on hold, claiming - without presenting evidence - that there are too many automated accounts for the $44 billion deal to move ahead.

Specialists have announced Musk’s sharp turnaround makes little sense except as a method to scuttle or renegotiate a deal that’s becoming increasingly costly for him.

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Despite the uncertainty over the deal, Musk still discussed his plans for the platform at the event on Monday.

He announced that his purchase of Twitter would not be the “Right-wing takeover as people on the left may fear,” stating that it would be a “moderate wing takeover.”

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Musk announced that if the deal is completed, he will revamp the platform so "people of all political beliefs feel welcome on a digital town square.” He announced he wanted Twitter’s users to be able to speak freely without fear of being banned.

The billionaire stressed the value of free speech, which he stated “actually matters” when "someone you don’t like is saying something you don’t like.”

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