Twitter shareholders voted Tuesday in favor of Elon Musk’s purchase of the social media platform, despite his efforts to get out of the $44 billion deal.
Musk, the multi-billionaire owner of SpaceX and electric car company Telsa, has tried to terminate the deal on multiple occasions, citing the platform’s alleged security problems.
The purchase would be for $54.20 per share, more than $10 over that which shares are now trading.
Musk’s overall buyout offer is $44 billion.
The vote came the same day Twitter’s former security chief Peiter Zatko testified to Congress that the company is “misleading” the public and cannot protect users’ data.