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(LifeSiteNews) — Maverick entrepreneur Elon Musk, whose $44 billion offer to purchase Twitter is reportedly on hold pending independent investigation into the number of fraudulent accounts on the platform, has said he’ll vote Republican this year despite having voted consistently for Democrats in the past.

During a Monday interview on the All-In podcast, the Tesla and SpaceX founder said he’s prepared to vote for Republicans in the next election.

“I have voted overwhelmingly for Democrats, historically. Like I’m not sure, I might never have voted for a Republican, just to be clear,” Musk said.

“Now this election I will,” he said.

READ: Elon Musk expected to become temporary CEO of Twitter following buyout

Musk reiterated his decision to switch political parties in a Wednesday Tweet, explaining that he had voted for Democrats in the past “because they were (mostly) the kindness party,” but that they had now “become the party of division & hate.”

“I can no longer support them and will vote Republican,” he added. “Now, watch their dirty tricks campaign against me unfold …”

Musk’s comments come just weeks after he shared an image on social media depicting the political left in America becoming more extreme while his own political perspectives have remained the same. 

According to the characterization in the graphic, Musk would have been considered “center left” in 2008, but “center right” in the political landscape of 2021 despite not changing his views. 

In recent months Musk has repeatedly blasted leftist policies, notably the censorship of conservative opinions.

During the Monday podcast, he argued that Twitter has a “very far-left bias.”

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After contentious negotiations, Tesla CEO Elon Musk has purchased Twitter, thereby transforming the tech giant into a private company.

A self-styled "free speech absolutist," Mr. Musk's entrepreneurial spirit may define his approach to governing Twitter, where, in the marketplace of ideas, the best ideas - not those aided by censorship - will naturally prevail among the competition.

Of course, there are limits to free speech. But, for too long, Big Tech giants (including, Twitter, Google, YouTube and Facebook) have subjected their conservative and Christian users to all forms of censorship, desperately trying to silence our voices.

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These accounts have been blocked by the outgoing Twitter regime for more than a year for calling a ‘transgender woman’ (Assistant Secretary of Health, 'Rachel' Levine), a man, and for tweeting an article about the same person.

The article we tweeted makes mention of the troubling paradox of having a person who denies the basic science of the human anatomy be in an authoritative position in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), but does not cast aspersions or any other such “hate speech” against Levine, according to Twitter’s "rules."

It is our fervant hope that Mr. Musk intends to allow - rather than censor - our descriptions of reality as we know them to be true in regards to human sexuality, as well as in other areas of life.

Mr. Musk evidently understands how significant freedom of speech is to the functioning of a free society as he was quoted as saying that this deal is important for "the future of civlization."

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Previously, the world’s richest man has emphasized that he is opposed to any “censorship that goes far beyond the law.”

“If people want less free speech, they will ask government to pass laws to that effect,” he wrote in an April 26 tweet.

“Therefore, going beyond the law is contrary to the will of the people,” he added.

On Wednesday, Musk torched “Environmental, Social, and Governance” (ESG) scores, which track and reward companies’ compliance with a range of left-wing social agenda items including racial and sexual diversity and green energy.

According to Musk, “ESG is a scam,” having been “weaponized by phony social justice warriors.”

The billionaire has also stated that if his Twitter purchase deal goes through, he will reactivate the banned account of former President Donald Trump. 

Musk has said Twitter’s decision to ban Trump following the January 6, 2021 Capitol riot was “foolish” and “morally wrong,” explaining that permanent bans “fundamentally undermine trust in Twitter as a town square where everyone can voice their opinion.”

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