Elon Musk recommends voting for Republicans in U.S. midterm elections

Twitter Owner Elon Musk, the world’s richest person, recommended on Monday that voters choose Republican candidates for the United States Congress in Tuesday’s midterm elections.

“To independent-minded voters: Shared power restrains the worst excesses of both parties; therefore, given that the presidency is Democratic, I recommend voting for a Republican Congress,” Musk wrote on Twitter.

Since Musk’s takeover of Twitter, civil rights organisations have criticised the Tesla CEO’s content moderation stance over his absolutist free speech stance, which they believe will increase the volume of misinformation and hate speech on the platform.

Democrats led by President Joe Biden face a difficult battle to keep control of Congress in Tuesday’s election.

According to nonpartisan election forecasters and polls, Republicans have a very strong chance of winning a House majority, with control of the Senate likely to be fought more closely.

Musk has previously stated that he will vote for Republicans, but he also supports moderates on both sides of the political aisle.

“Hardcore Democrats and Republicans never vote for the other side, so independent voters actually decide who’s in charge!” Musk wrote on Twitter.

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