Elon Musk gives his Twitter followers advice on voting in the US elections

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Twitter owner Elon Musk is urging people to vote Republican in Tuesday’s US Senate and House of Representatives midterm elections. The richest man in the world shared that message in a tweet with his nearly 115 million followers on social media.

Musk argues that joint power limits the worst excesses of both camps. “That is why I recommend voting for the Republican Congress,” said the wealthy businessman. That means President Joe Biden’s Democratic Party will lose control of Congress, raising the risk of continued political stalemate.

A few days ago, Biden sharply criticized Musk’s takeover of Twitter. “Musque is taking over a company that spreads lies around the world,” Biden said during a fundraiser in Illinois. “There are no more editors in America. How do we expect young people to understand what is at stake?”

After his recent takeover of Twitter, Musk vowed to restore freedom of expression on the platform. At the same time, he argues, hate speech is not unleashed upon. Several of the world’s biggest brands have paused advertising via Twitter, deterred by Musk’s disdain for content restrictions.

Unlike the Netherlands, it is not unusual in the United States for celebrities to indicate which political party they prefer. Musk said earlier this year that he voted for Republicans in an election in Texas. Before that, Musk’s election pick usually went to the Democrats.

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