It was recently reported by Fox that Tesla CEO Elon Musk said he voted Republican for the first time ever – casting a ballot for Mayra Flores who claimed victory in the special election for Texas’ 34th Congressional District, flipping the House seat red. She will be the first Mexican-born congresswoman to serve in the House.
Musk also predicted a massive red wave is coming in 2022 and suggested he is leaning toward voting for Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis for president, should he decide to run in 2024.
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In an early Wednesday morning Twitter exchange, Musk wrote: “I voted for Mayra Flores – first time I ever voted Republican. Massive red wave in 2022.”
When asked if he would vote for a Republican for president in 2024, Musk simply replied, “TBD.”
A Twitter user then asked him, “What are you leaning towards?” and Musk replied, “DeSantis.”
Musk, 50, went on to say he previously supported Andrew Yang for president, but “DeSantis has a better chance of winning.”
DeSantis, 43, has not yet said whether he’ll make a bid for the White House in 2024. When asked, he has deflected and suggested that his name keeps coming up on a list of potential GOP candidates because of his track record in Florida.
The tech billionaire then hinted at how he may financially support political candidates in the future.
“I’m thinking of creating a ‘Super Moderate Super PAC’ that supports candidates with centrist views from all parties,” Musk wrote.
The business magnate made a huge splash in April when he made a $44 billion offer to take Twitter private – an offer that has since been accepted by the Twitter board.
Musk, a fierce advocate for free speech, has taken issue with how Twitter is moderated. He wants the social media platform’s algorithm for prioritizing tweets to be public and wants corporations that advertise on the platform to have less power.
Musk has since put the deal to buy Twitter on hold until he can get more details about exactly how many of the social network’s total users are spam and fake accounts.
Musk has also talked about gun control measures following the deadly elementary school shooting in Uvalde, Texas.
Musk said assault rifles should, at minimum, require a special permit, where the recipient is extremely well vetted.