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Elon Musk announces he will vote Republican

Musk said Democrats have become the party of "division" and "hate"

Published: May 18, 2022 8:18pm

Updated: May 18, 2022 8:33pm

The world's richest man, Elon Musk, on Wednesday announced he will vote Republican due to the "hate" in the Democratic Party.

"In the past I voted Democrat, because they were (mostly) the kindness party," Musk tweeted.

"But they have become the party of division & hate, so I can no longer support them and will vote Republican," he wrote. "Now, watch their dirty tricks campaign against me unfold …"

Several hours before making the announcement, Musk posted, "Political attacks on me will escalate dramatically in coming months."

He followed up, "The dirty tricks attacks will be next-level."

Musk secured a deal to purchase Twitter last month, in a move he says is intended to defend freedom of speech. 

The Tesla CEO has since said the deal is on hold pending the release of details about fake accounts on the platform.

Some Twitter employees are upset with Musk's possible acquisition of the platform.

A video surfaced Tuesday from Project Veritas showing a Twitter executive mocking Musk's Aspergers and support for free speech.

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