Twitter owner Elon Musk didn’t have to wait long for former President Donald Trump to be reinstated after being banned from the platform for nearly two years. Musk released the poll Friday night, which was completed within 24 hours. Then on Saturday night, Musk said the results speak for themselves.
“The people have spoken,” Musk said about six minutes after the poll ended. “Trump will be reinstated. Vox Populi, Vox Dei.
The latter sentence was tweeted by Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador, a leftist who was among more than 15 million accounts that voted in the poll. It translates as “the voice of the people, the voice of God.”
“I already voted for Trump to use Twitter. The Statue of Liberty cannot remain an empty symbol,” López Obrador wrote in a retweet.
Here’s a poll posted by Musk on Friday night.
Musk touted that his poll had 134 million views by 6:07 p.m. Saturday, roughly an hour and a half before closing time.
Results? More than half of voters believe he should get his Twitter account back, but the percentage margin was slim. Here are the results of Musk’s poll, which began at 7:47 p.m. ET on Friday and ended exactly 24 hours later.
51.8% – Yes
48.2% – Not
15 085 458 Total votes
New York representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez responded to the poll expressing her opinion to keep the former president off the platform.
“Man, the last time he was here, this platform was used to start an uprising, many people died, the Vice President of the United States was almost assassinated, and hundreds were injured, but I don’t think that’s enough to answer the question. The Twitter poll is “Ocasio-Cortez tweeted.
Newsweek contacted both Trump’s press team and Twitter for comment.
This is an evolving story.
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