Ted Cruz Gets Called Out For Misleading 'Voting Violation' Mailer
Ted Cruz sent out a mailer telling Iowans their neighbors would find out if they choose not to caucus.By Kaileen Gaul | January 30, 2016
Sen. Ted Cruz's campaign is facing backlash for sending out mailers that appeared to be a public document saying Iowan's would basically be publicly shamed if they chose not to participate in the caucus. The document showed people with voter scores and grades assigned to how often they voted.
It's titled "Voting Violation," and reads "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."
Here's the problem: a voting violation for not participating in caucus doesn't exist. And it didn't take long for a state official to set the record straight.