Musk Has Donated More to GOP Than Dems Over 2 Decades (Newsmax)
By Eric Mack | Sunday, 13 November 2022 10:45 AM EST
Despite his claims he has only recently voted for Republican for the first time, billionaire Elon Musk has donated more to Republicans than Democrats over the past two decades.
The numbers are fairly close, though, as Musk has given $574,500 to Republicans and $542,000 to the Democrats, according to OpenSecrets.
After taking over Twitter, the tech billionaire made a call for voters to vote Republican before the midterms after cancel culture has rained down on him for seeking to make the social media giant a level playing field politically.
"While it's true that I've been under unfair & misleading attack for some time by leading Democrats, my motivation here is for centrist governance, which matches the interests of most Americans," Musk tweeted.
Musk has said he is "socially liberal and fiscally conservative," even "socially very liberal."
"Hardcore Democrats or Republicans never vote for the other side, so independent voters are the ones who actually decide who's in charge," Musk tweeted Monday.
While the donations are mostly balanced between the parties, Musk's largest donation was $50,000 to Democrat Rahm Emanuel in 2015, according to OpenSecrets. Emanuel was the Chicago mayor at the time and Musk was a California billionaire.
Musk only donated to Democrats in 2015, before starting to give to Republicans again in 2016, when former President Donald Trump was running to succeed President Barack Obama.