Twitter’s newest boss, Elon Musk, called on the American electorate on Monday (November 7th) to vote for the Republican Party in the midterm elections being held on Tuesday, in the name of the balance between executive and legislative powers. .
“Power sharing limits the worst excesses, so I recommend voting for a Republican Congress, given that the presidency is a Democrat”, tweeted Mr. Musk, which has 114 million subscribers. He clarified that he was addressing the “independent-minded voters”the only ones able, according to him, to tilt the majorities in Congress.
To independent-minded voters: Shared power curbs the worst excesses of both parties, therefore I recommend voting… https://t.co/eoF1ahHtxj
This vote recommendation from Mr. Musk is sure to fuel concerns among Americans who fear a possible political use of the social network by the billionaire. The boss of Tesla and SpaceX promised that Twitter would remain politically neutralbut his last 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 in geopolitics lately, proposing solutions to the war in Ukraine and the tensions between China and Taiwan. On October 3, he offered the public to vote for or against his peace plan in Ukraineproviding in particular for Ukraine to remain neutral and for Crimea to be recognized as Russian, “as it has been since 1783 (an error of [Nikita] Khrushchev)”.
The Americans vote Tuesday for the midterm elections, in order to renew all the seats of the House of Representatives, more than a third of those of the Senate and to designate around thirty governors.