After making headlines for mass layoffs at Twitter after he acquired the social networking company, Elon Musk is back in the news for his tweet, telling voters to cast their vote for the Republican party. 

His tweet came just a day before the entire nation is all set to cast their vote in a midterm election that could potentially hand the Republicans control of the House of Representatives as well as the Senate – both of which belong to the Democrats at the moment.

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“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 wrote in a tweet on Monday, clarifying the logic behind asking voters to vote for the conservative party. 

In the following tweet, he 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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SpaceX founder’s tweet drew a number of reactions from social media users. “To independent-minded voters: The choice is clear — democracy or dictatorship; freedom or subjugation,” one of them wrote, while another stated, “God Blessed America in Nov 2020. Americans danced in the street with happiness.”

A third Twitter user said, “Rich Billionaire telling people how to vote, unbelievable.” A fourth reacted, saying, “Why have you refused to say anything about far right trends and have focused only on taunting the left? It does not seem very neutral.”

The Tesla owner’s tweet came hours after he warned the users that their accounts will be permanently suspended if found engaging in impersonation without clearly specifying they are a parody. Previously, the social network used to issue warnings before such suspensions.