Twitter’s newest boss, Elon Musk, on Monday (November 7th) urged US voters to vote for the Republican Party in Tuesday’s midterm elections in the name of balancing the executive and legislative powers. .
“Separation of powers limits the worst excesses, so I recommend voting for a Republican Congress since the presidency is a Democrat”, tweeted Mr Musk, which has 114 million subscribers. He clarified that he was addressing “independent voters”the only ones who, according to him, are capable of tipping the majority in Congress.
To independent voters: Shared power curbs the worst excesses of both parties, so I recommend voting… https://t.co/eoF1ahHtxj
This vote recommendation by Mr. Musk is sure to fuel concerns among Americans who fear a possible political use of the social network by the billionaire. The head of Tesla and SpaceX promised that Twitter would remain politically neutralbut his latest statement remains consistent with his desire to let all opinions be expressed on the social network.
Mr. Musk likes to share his opinion on many topics. He has notably improvised as an expert on geopolitics lately, proposing solutions to the war in Ukraine and tensions between China and Taiwan. On October 3, he offered the public to vote for or against his peace plan in Ukrainewhich in particular ensures that Ukraine remains neutral and that Crimea is recognized as Russian, “as it has been since 1783 (an error of [Nikita] Khrushchev)”.
Americans will vote on Tuesday in the midterm elections to renew all the seats in the House of Representatives, more than a third of the seats in the Senate and to appoint about thirty governors.