The Tesla CEO and founder made the remark on Monday while speaking via video link at a Miami tech conference, where he discussed his views on Twitter and free speech, among other topics.

Iran PressAmerica: Musk announced Monday that he would be voting for GOP candidates in the next election round after historically backing almost exclusively Democrats. He made the statement on an episode of the All-In Podcast,at a Miami tech conference, as first noted by Business Insider                                                                                                                    .

"I have voted overwhelmingly for Democrats, historically – overwhelmingly. Like I'm not sure, I might never have voted for a Republican, just to be clear," Musk said on the show. "Now this election, I will."

"The issue here is that the Democrat party is overly controlled by the unions and by the trial lawyers – particularly the class action lawyers," Musk explained on the show, adding: "And generally if you see something that is not in the interest of the people on the Democrat side, it's going to come because of unions – which is just another form of monopoly – and the trial lawyers."

During the show, the CEO stressed that he does not consider himself 'right wing', and sees himself as a 'moderate'."

"To be fair, on the Republican side – if you [ask] why is something not ideal happening, it's because of corporate evil and religious zealotry," he added.

According to his own comments, Musk has rarely if ever voted for the GOP, though he has often backed unconventional candidates. In 2019, Musk announced his support for outsider Andrew Yang in the Democratic presidential primary. 


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