Elon Musk is running a Twitter poll on whether he should reinstate former President Donald Trump to the platform, with early results showing slightly half of participants voting “yes.”
“Vox Populi, Vox Dei,” tweeted Musk, mere minutes after posting the poll at 7:47 p.m. Friday. The Latin phrase means “the voice of the people is the voice of God.” The poll was set to remain open for 24 hours.
With poll time more than halfway expired Saturday, over 12.5 million votes had been cast as of 1 p.m. Musk’s followers favoring to reinstate Trump held a slight advantage over the anti-Trump crowd, 52% to 48%.
Around 4 a.m. Saturday, Musk bragged in another tweet: “Trump poll getting ~1M votes/hour!”
After pro-Trump support surged to an early lead Friday night, Becker News CEO and former Fox News associate producer Kyle Becker tweeted, “Dems are going to need to stop the count so they can haul in some mail-in votes.”