Elon Musk, the billionaire new owner of Twitter, calls for US voters to back Republican candidates on the eve of knife-edge midterm elections.
“Shared power curbs the worst excesses of both parties, therefore I recommend voting for a Republican Congress, given that the Presidency is Democratic,” Musk tweets to his 114 million followers. “Hardcore Democrats or Republicans never vote for the other side, so independent voters are the ones who actually decide who’s in charge!”
The Tesla boss’s stewardship of Twitter — one of the world’s leading platforms for discourse and activism — has prompted warnings over its political neutrality. Musk has indicated he plans to lift the ban on former president Donald Trump, though not before the midterm vote on Tuesday.