Ted Cruz is encouraging Trump’s election lawsuits despite being on the receiving end of his fraud claims in 2016
Though far from the only prominent Republican official to support Trump’s series of legal challenges and baseless claims of widespread voter fraud, Cruz’s defense of Trump is particularly noteworthy because four years ago, the Texas Republican was on the receiving end of Trump’s unsubstantiated claims of electoral misconduct.
“Ted Cruz didn’t win Iowa, he stole it. That is why all of the polls were so wrong and why he got far more votes than anticipated. Bad!” Trump, then just a presidential hopeful running against Cruz and several other candidates for the GOP nomination, fumed following the 2016 Iowa caucuses, in which Cruz came out on top. Trump finished in second place.
“Based on the fraud committed by Senator Ted Cruz during the Iowa Caucus, either a new election should take place or Cruz results nullified,” Trump said in another tweet.
Based on the fraud committed by Senator Ted