'Shared power curbs the worst excesses': Elon Musk urges to vote for Republicans in midterm elections

Many predict that Republicans will take the majority of the house, while the fight for Senate will be even closer

'Shared power curbs the worst excesses': Elon Musk urges to vote for Republicans in midterm elections
Elon Musk is backing Republicans amid midterm elections 2022 (Saul Martinez/Getty Images)
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SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA: Twitter owner Elon Musk has endorsed Republicans for the upcoming midterm elections in the US. The Tesla owner has said in a tweet amid the backlash from activist groups over his recent commitment to content moderation. He also left many confused when he said that the microblogging site will be a platform for an accurate source of information, as many wondered who would authenticate the information. 
 
In the tweet, Musk wrote, “To independent-minded voters: Shared power curbs the worst excesses of both parties, therefore I recommend voting for a Republican Congress, given that the presidency is Democratic.” He later added, “Hardcore Democrats or Republicans never vote for the other side, so independent voters are the ones who actually decide who’s in charge!”

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As per political experts, President Joe Biden's Democrats have an uphill task to keep control of Congress on Tuesday's, November 8 voting. Many predict that Republicans will take the majority of the house, while the fight for Senate will be even closer. There has been growing concern over the economy, rising inflation, and crime in the country in recent times, and many are backing GOP to handle these issues, amid President Biden’s falling approval rate. The closest battles can be witnessed in the key swing states of New Hampshire, Arizona, Pennsylvania, and Georgia, reported the Daily Mail.

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Musk sparked debate when he tweeted, on Sunday, November 6, “Twitter needs to become by far the most accurate source of information about the world. That´s our mission.” To this Twitter founder Jack Dorsey reacted saying, “Accurate to who?”

As per the report, Twitter is all set to charge $8 for a blue-tick verified account, which will get several advantages over others as claimed by the social media platform, “Benefits of the verification service would include 'half the ads', the ability to post longer videos to Twitter and priority ranking for quality content.”

Twitter has gone through an overhaul since the merger, where the company allegedly fired half of its employees. Several ex-employees had taken legal action against their former firm as they claim the organization violated the (Federal Worker Adjustment and Retraining) WARN act. Interestingly, in a recent report by Bloomberg News, Twitter is going back to dozens of employees requesting them to return to work.

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