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Elon Musk conducts poll that will determine fate of Donald Trump

By Wangu Kanuri November 19th, 2022 2 min read

Elon Musk, the new Twitter owner has conducted a poll that would determine the fate of former United States of America, Donald Trump’s fate on the bird app.

In a tweet, Musk shared, “Reinstate former President Trump. Vox Populi, Vox Dei, (A Latin phrase meaning the voice of the people is the voice of God)”

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Over 7m Twitter users have already voted with the poll. 

The poll that began in the wee hours of the night has seen more Yes voters than their counterparts.

Last year, Trump’s account was permanently suspended due to the risk of incitement of violence. 

The then Twitter management said that the decision was made after a close review of recent tweets from the @realDonaldTrump account.

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During USA elections, Trump was locked out of his account for 12 hours after he heroically praised hundreds of his supporters who had entered the US Capitol as the US Congress and attempted to certify Joe Biden’s victory in the presidential election.

Twitter initially warned that it would ban his account if he breached the platform’s rules again.

After being allowed back on Twitter, Trump posted two tweets that the company cited as the final straws.

In one, he wrote: “The 75,000,000 great American Patriots who voted for me, AMERICA FIRST, and MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN, will have a GIANT VOICE long into the future. They will not be disrespected or treated unfairly in any way, shape or form!!!”

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Twitter said this tweet ‘is being interpreted as further indication that President Trump does not plan to facilitate an ‘orderly transition.’

In the next, the former President tweeted: “To all of those who have asked, I will not be going to the Inauguration on January 20.”

In response, Twitter said this was ‘being received by a number of his supporters as further confirmation that the election was not legitimate.’

Twitter said both of these tweets were ‘in violation of the Glorification of Violence Policy.’