Trump lawyers warn Nevada GOP to watch for Cruz ‘shenanigans’
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Republican presidential candidate Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpPennsylvania Supreme Court strikes down GOP bid to stop election certification Biden looks to career officials to restore trust, morale in government agencies Sunday shows preview: US health officials brace for post-holiday COVID-19 surge MORE's lawyers have sent a letter to the head of the Nevada GOP urging close oversight of Tuesday’s caucuses to shut down any “shenanigans” Ted CruzRafael (Ted) Edward CruzFormer CIA head, Cruz trade jabs over killing of Iranian nuclear scientist: 'You are unworthy to represent the good people of Texas' O'Brien on 2024 talk: 'There's all kinds of speculation out there' Ocasio-Cortez, Cruz trade jabs over COVID-19 relief: People 'going hungry as you tweet from' vacation MORE’s campaign may have planned.
 
In a letter obtained by The Hill, Trump's campaign counsel Donald F. McGahn II wrote Nevada GOP chairman Michael McDonald on Monday to warn about Cruz supporters filming with cellphones at Nevada caucus sites.
 
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The letter cites a recent Wall Street Journal report that the Cruz campaign "has instructed supporters to place their cellphones in the video mode as they enter caucus sites and record anything that looks suspicious."
 
McGahn says recording voters could potentially intimidate them out of voting.
 
“We find this information especially troubling given Senator Cruz and his campaign’s track record of election shenanigans,” McGahn adds.
 
The letter had its desired affect. The Nevada GOP has responded, saying that “no member of the general public shall be permitted to photograph, film or otherwise record the caucusing process."
 
Trump's letter details a litany of offenses it says the Cruz campaign has so far perpetrated.
 
Among them: Spreading the false rumor that Ben Carson would drop out on the day of the Iowa caucuses; a voter-pressure mailer sent to voters ahead of the Iowa caucuses; a photoshopped picture of Marco RubioMarco Antonio RubioBiden's Cabinet a battleground for future GOP White House hopefuls The Memo: GOP mulls its future after Trump The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by the UAE Embassy in Washington, DC - COVID-19 fears surround Thanksgiving holiday MORE shaking President Obama’s hand; and most recently, spreading an incorrectly subtitled video that claimed Rubio had mocked the Bible.
 
McGahn asks the Nevada GOP to clarify whether videotaping the caucuses is permissible, noting that “The United States Department of Justice, in scrutinizing voting procedures, has repeatedly issued guidance warning those who use such tactics."
 
Cruz’s campaign has been under fire from his rivals for alleged “dirty tricks.” 

Cruz spokesman Rick Tyler was forced out the campaign Monday for distributing the video that wrongly accused Rubio of slighting the Bible.
 
Rubio's campaign is also focusing on the "dirty tricks" narrative, sending an email to supporters Tuesday warning about potential Cruz campaign attempts to "deceive voters."
 
The Cruz campaign has been contacted for comment.