Twitter users vote for Elon Musk to step down as CEO in poll he launched

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The billionaire said earlier that he would “abide by the results” of the Twitter poll, which he launched amid mounting backlash against his leadership of the site.

A clear majority of Twitter users who took part in a poll by Elon Musk voted for him to step down as head of the social media platform, a result he promised to follow through on.

“Should I step down as head of Twitter? I will abide by the results of this poll,” Musk tweeted out Sunday as he continued to face mounting scrutiny over his time at the helm of the site.

More than 17.5 million votes were cast in the poll, with 57.5% in favor of the Twitter CEO stepping down, while 42.5% of votes were against the move. The poll closed at around 6:20 a.m. ET.

Musk had yet to comment on the results of the poll as of early Monday morning. “As the saying goes, be careful what you wish, as you might get it,” he tweeted late Sunday.

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