Rand Paul BLASTS Ted Cruz For Creepy Iowa Mailer

Rand Paul BLASTS Ted Cruz For Creepy Iowa Mailer

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2016 GOP Presidential candidate Sen. Rand Paul blasted fellow White House hopeful Ted Cruz for controversial mailers in Iowa Saturday that many have found to be immensely creepy.

Paul noted that Cruz is attacking Iowa Republicans for missing votes while he himself missed a crucial vote to “Audit The Fed,” a cornerstone of the party’s liberty wing and a decades old goal of Ron Paul.

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In a statement, Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate also took issue with the “Misleading Mailer” from Cruz’s Campaign:

“Today I was shown a piece of literature from the Cruz for President campaign that misrepresents the role of my office, and worse, misrepresents Iowa election law,” Pete said.  “Accusing citizens of Iowa of a “voting violation” based on Iowa Caucus participation, or lack thereof, is false representation of an official act. There is no such thing as an election violation related to frequency of voting. Any insinuation or statement to the contrary is wrong and I believe it is not in keeping in the spirit of the Iowa Caucuses.

Additionally, the Iowa Secretary of State’s Office never “grades” voters. Nor does the Secretary of State maintain records related to Iowa Caucus participation. Caucuses are organized and directed by the state political parties, not the Secretary of State, nor local elections officials. Also, the Iowa Secretary of State does not “distribute” voter records. They are available for purchase for political purposes only, under Iowa Code.”

CI Previously wrote:

“Mailers sent from the Ted Cruz Presidential campaign to Iowa Republicans are causing immense controversy for the Texas Senator and White House hopeful, threatening Iowans by saying they will send notices to their neighbors if they don’t vote.

In what has been dubbed “voting violations” by the Cruz campaign, the mailers show a voter their “voter score,” which is comprised by how many times they have voted before. It also shows the scores of neighbors.

This is sure to be yet another win for Donald Trump and also likely helps Marco Rubio as well.

Part of the mailer says:

“You are receiving this election notice because of low expected voter turnout in your area. Your individual voting history as well as your neighbors’ are public record. Their scores are published below, and many of them will see your score as well. CAUCUS ON MONDAY TO IMPROVE YOUR SCORE and please encourage your neighbors to caucus as well. A follow-up notice may be issued following Monday’s caucuses.”

The whole thing has a very creepy NSA vibe to it…

According to IJ Review:

“The reaction on Twitter was swift, and largely negative. Many viewed the mailer as a privacy violation. As the mailer notes, the information on it was pulled from public records, and that is legal, but printing the names and voter records like that, along with the implication that the neighbors are seeing the same information, is unsettling to some. The Iowa Supervisor of Elections does not actually assign voter grades like this mailer implies.

“These kind of mailers are fraught with risk,” said Republican media strategist Rick Wilson, who has done some work for a Rubio Super PAC. “They do work, but the social pressure stuff has got to be subtle. This, on the other hand, is like a sledgehammer.”

Similar mailers were sent out during the 2012 race to encourage people to vote for Barack Obama, and were also met with condemnation.”

 

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7 COMMENTS

  1. Dirty Ted Cruz playing dirty tricks. Why am I not surprised? Guilt trip / fear monger people into voting for you? Why the heck should anyone vote for a scumbag like him?

  2. Lets hope the Iowans figure out what a jerk he is, and how much he thinks of them in putting their name on a negative letter.

      • Why? Because he writes intelligent porn?

        “A man goes home and masturbates his typical fantasy. A woman on her knees. A woman tied up. A woman abused.

        “A woman enjoys intercourse with her man—as she fantasizes about being raped by 3 men simultaneously.”

        http://www.motherjones.com/files/Man_and_Woman_0.jpg

        Seems the dems have a choice between an old white male scumbag and and old white female scumbag.

        • Instead of insulting Bernie Sanders, why don’t you explain what you don’t like about his agenda? Could it be because you have a brain the size of a raisin?

          • Did you read his writings? Sorry if that’s insulting, you don’t like what Sanders has in his own mind. Funny how you put others down about being factual and “insulting,” then spew a random third grade insult. That’s the way to prove you are better! LOL

            Sure; I’ll educate you on his ideas, besides the denigration of women. Socialism is about redistribution of wealth to those who didn’t work for it, the growth of a permanent underclass and the establishment of a required authoritarian government that will “look after” the details of individuals’ lives– and deaths. Although Sanders talks about inequality, economic justice, equal pay and free health care, free college, free child care, and dozens of other services, what socialism is really about is government control. By “government,” he means other people– the “elite,” so we know this means strangers telling you what you can do and have. “Democratic socialism” simply means misery was chosen by the people.

            If that sounds good to you (and I’m sure it does!), then vote for Bernie Sanders. I think I found where the raisin brains reside.

  3. Cruz is just a bad choice for many reasons and these mailers are right out of the Chicago style of politics playbook. We don’t need another Harvard Law grad in the White House. Harvard Law grads have done severe damage to this country in the past few years.

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