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Elon Musk Says He'd Back Ron DeSantis As President In 2024

Damir Mujezinovic - Author
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Jun. 15 2022, Published 10:54 a.m. ET

Elon Musk, the founder and CEO of Tesla and SpaceX, recently revealed that he is changing his party affiliation from Democrat to Republican.

The billionaire said that Democrats have become "the party of division & hate," noting that liberals have launched countless political attacks on him.

This week, apparently for the first time in his life, Musk actually voted Republican.

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"I voted for Mayra Flores -- first time I ever voted Republican," Musk revealed on Twitter, predicting a "massive red wave in 2022," as reported by CNBC.

Flores on Tuesday won a special election in Texas' 34th Congressional District, defeating Democrat Dan Sanchez.

Flores' victory came as a surprise to many observers, given that the vast majority of voters in the district are Latino. It is also being interpreted as a terrible sign for Democrats in the upcoming midterm elections.

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After Musk revealed that he voted for Flores, Tesla Owners Silicon Valley asked whether he would vote Republican for president in 2024.

Musk replied with "tbd," or to be determined.

The account then asked Musk what he is leaning toward.

"DeSantis," he replied, referring to Republican Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, who rose to national prominence amid the coronavirus pandemic.

DeSantis has not committed to launching a presidential campaign in 2024, but GOP insiders and voters see him as a potential candidate.

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Musk's Political Views

A different Twitter account asked Musk whether he plans to donate his money to both Democrats and Republicans.

"But your political donations will be evenly spread out, as you do always. Right?" the person asked.

"I’m thinking of creating a 'Super Moderate Super PAC' that supports candidates with centrist views from all parties," Musk responded.

The billionaire has previously described himself as a "moderate," claiming to have typically voted for Democratic politicians in elections.

However, he has made it clear that he disagrees with Democrats on issues pertaining to free speech.

DeSantis Vs. Trump

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Former President Donald Trump has all but confirmed that he wants to run for the White House once again in 2024, but would he be able to beat DeSantis?

A new report from Rolling Stone suggests Trump considers DeSantis a real threat.

Several individuals briefed on the matter told the outlet that Trump is thinking about launching his 2024 campaign in Florida just to "stick it" to DeSantis and assert his dominance over the GOP.

In private conversations, Trump has reportedly described DeSantis as "very overrated," reassuring advisers that he would crush the governor in an election.

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