GOP presidential front-runner Donald TrumpDonald TrumpTrump's possible science advisor more than just a computer nerd Of biscuits and footballs: The perils of presidents and the nuclear codes Trump's last chance to save our environment MORE early Sunday weighed in on controversial get-out-the-vote mailers sent by rival Ted CruzTed CruzTrump's America: Businessmen in, bureaucrats out When Trump says 'Make America Great Again,' he means it Booker is taking orders from corporate pharmaceuticals MORE, calling them “dishonest and deceptive.”
The Cruz campaign issued a dishonest and deceptive get out the vote ad calling voters "in violation." They are now under investigation. Bad!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 31, 2016
Iowa’s secretary of state on Saturday rebuked Cruz, saying the literature “misrepresents” the role of his office and Iowa election law.
“Accusing citizens of Iowa of a ‘voting violation’ based on Iowa Caucus participation, or lack thereof, is false representation of an official act,” Pate continued in the statement. “There is no such thing as an election violation related to frequency of voting.
“Any institution or statement to the contrary is wrong and I believe is not in keeping in the spirit of the Iowa Caucuses,” he added.
Cruz told defended the tactic Saturday evening, according to The Associated Press, telling reporters that the mailing is “routine.”
Rand PaulRand PaulDems blast Trump plans for deep spending cuts Trump team prepares dramatic cuts Paul, Lee call on Trump to work with Congress on foreign policy MORE, a fellow GOP presidential candidate, late Saturday hit Cruz over the mailers, calling them an example of hypocrisy.