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Elon Musk wants “more candidates in the middle” to be elected

Before the midterm elections in 2022, billionaire Elon Musk gave us a new look at his political views. He said that he wants “centrist candidates” to be elected to office.

Musk explained his position in a Twitter conversation with Andrew Yang, who ran for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2020 but lost. Yang also ran unsuccessfully for mayor of New York City.

Yang asked Musk, who is in talks to buy Twitter, if he would consider adding “ranked choice” polls to the social media site. In ranked choice voting, people list their choices or candidates in the order they like them best.

“Hey @elonmusk Could you make Twitter polls use #RankedChoiceVoting? For a lot of people, that would change everything. Thank you!!” Yang told Musk in a message.

“Does this have something to do with open primaries? “Those sound like good ideas to me,” Musk said. “I’m for anything that would help more candidates who are in the middle get elected!”

Musk said again that he likes candidates who are in the middle. This was in response to a Twitter user who shared a chart from CNBC that showed the Tesla CEO has given the same amount of money to Republicans and Democrats.

Does this have something to do with open primaries? I like the idea of those.

I’m for anything that would help more candidates in the middle of the road get elected.
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) June 1, 2022

I will give money to candidates in both parties who are in the middle.

— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) June 1, 2022

Musk tweeted, “I will give money to candidates in both parties who are in the middle.”

In the past few months, Musk has been more vocal about his political views. This is because his attempt to buy Twitter got a harsh response from politicians and pundits on the left. Liberals are worried that the billionaire’s promise to refocus Twitter on free speech will make it easier for more hateful and abusive content to be posted on the site.

Musk said last month that he had been more likely to vote for Democratic candidates in the past, but that he would no longer vote for candidates from that party in future elections.

Musk said at the time, “I used to vote Democrat because they were (mostly) the party of kindness.” “But they’ve turned into the party of hate and division, so I can’t support them anymore and will vote Republican.”

“Now, watch their campaign of dirty tricks against me,” he said.

Musk said the next day that he would rather support a third, more moderate party than either the Republicans or the Democrats.

“The best thing would be a party that is more moderate on all issues than either Reps or Dems,” Musk tweeted.

“This is what most people in the United States want, but it’s not possible,” he said.

This is what most people in the United States want, but it’s not possible.

In general, the party with less power (which at the national level is the Republicans) moves closer to the middle to win moderate votes. This is why the House, the Senate, and the presidency change hands over time.

— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) May 19, 2022

Musk also said that he had mixed feelings about gun control after a school shooting in Texas that killed 21 people, 19 of whom were children.

Musk called for “tighter background checks,” but he also defended the Second Amendment as a necessary check against political tyranny.

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