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Elon Musk wants ‘more centrist candidates being elected’ to office

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Billionaire Elon Musk provided a fresh glimpse about his political beliefs ahead of the 2022 midterm elections – revealing his support for the election of “centrist candidates” to office.

Musk detailed his stance during a Twitter exchange with Andrew Yang, the previous 2020 Democratic presidential candidate who also staged an unsuccessful campaign for mayor of Latest York City.

Yang asked Musk, who’s in negotiations to purchase Twitter, if he would consider implementing “ranked alternative” polls on the social media platform. In ranked alternative voting, voters rank their selections or candidates so as of preference.

“Hey @elonmusk could you implement #RankedChoiceVoting for Twitter polls? That might be a game changer for a number of people. Thanks!!” Yang said in a message to Musk.

“Is that this a reference to open primaries? I feel those are a superb idea,” Musk responded. “I’m in favor of anything that may lead to more centrist candidates being elected!”

Musk reiterated his preference for centrist candidates in response to a Twitter user who shared a CNBC chart that showed the Tesla CEO has evenly split his political donations amongst Republicans and Democrats.

Is that this a reference to open primaries? I feel those are a superb idea.

I’m in favor of anything that may lead to more centrist candidates being elected!

— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) June 1, 2022

I’ll donate to centrist candidates in each parties

— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) June 1, 2022

“I’ll donate to centrist candidates in each parties,” Musk tweeted.

Musk has turn out to be more outspoken on his political beliefs in recent months after his effort to purchase Twitter sparked a pointy response from left-leaning politicians and pundits. Liberals have expressed concern that the billionaire’s pledge to renew Twitter’s give attention to free speech will allow for more hateful and abusive content on the platform.

Last month, Musk indicated that he had leaned toward Democratic candidates previously but would now not support the party in upcoming elections.

“Up to now I voted Democrat, because they were (mostly) the kindness party,” Musk said on the time. “But they’ve turn out to be the party of division & hate, so I can now not support them and can vote Republican.”

Elon Musks said he plans to donate to centrists in each parties.REUTERS

“Now, watch their dirty tricks campaign against me unfold …,” he added.

A day later, Musk said he would like to back a 3rd, more moderate party somewhat than either the Republicans or the Democrats.

“A celebration more moderate on all issues than either Reps or Dems could be ideal,” Musk tweeted.

“That is what most individuals in America want, but unfortunately it’s not realistic,” he added.

That is what most individuals in America want, but unfortunately it’s not realistic.

Generally, the party with less power (currently Republicans at national level) moves more toward center to win moderate votes, so control of House/Senate/President goes back & forth over time.

— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) May 19, 2022

Musk also revealed a mixed stance on the difficulty of gun control after the mass shooting at a Texas elementary school that left 21 dead, including 19 children.

Musk called for “tighter background checks” at the same time as he defended the Second Amendment as a needed check against political tyranny.

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