Elon Musk, Tesla
CEO and soon-to-be owner of social media giant Twitter, tweeted Wednesday that
he can no longer vote for Democrats and will vote Republican. “In the past, I
voted Democrat because they were (mostly) the kindness party. But they have
become the party of division & hate, so I can no longer support them and
will vote Republican
. Now, watch their dirty tricks against me unfold,” he

Musk, whose politics
has been consistently confounding, has been on an attack on the Democrats for a
while. Therefore, his decision to not vote for Democrats hardly comes as a
surprise.  A vocal critic of President
Joe Biden
, Musk is anti-union and against the imposition of a billionaire tax.

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Elon Musk has also
been critical of Twitter for its ‘left wing bias’. Speaking at the All In
Summit in Miami on Monday, Musk said, “I would classify myself as a moderate,
neither Republican of Democrat. In fact, I have voted overwhelmingly for
Democrats historically. Overwhelmingly. I might never have voted Republican.
Now, this election? I will.”

The 50-year-old
billionaire who calls himself a “free-speech absolutist” acquired Twitter as
what he says is a “moderate takeover” and not a right-wing takeover, but then
went on to slam Democrats. “The Democratic party is overly controlled by the
unions and the trial lawyers, particularly the class-action lawyers.”

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Musk has had
frequent Twitter confrontations with Democrats. About Biden, Musk had once said
the real president is one who controls the teleprompter.

Recently, Musk and
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, aka AOC, quarrelled on Twitter. AOC, D-NY, had
tweeted: “Tired of having to collectively stress about what explosion of hate
crimes is happening bc some billionaire with an ego problem unilaterally
controls a massive communication platform and skews it because Tucker Carlson
or Peter Thiel took him to dinner and made him special.”

To this, Musk
wrote: “Stop hitting on me, I am really shy.” But AOC clapped back saying, “I
was talking about Zuckerberg, but ok.”