Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) is a mere three points ahead of his Democratic opponent, Representative Beto O’Rourke (TX) in the latest polls, and he has been sweating bullets. Three points was just the margin of error in most polls, meaning that the two men could actually be even. Donald Trump promised to come campaign for his once political enemy during the 2016 presidential election. Clearly, Cruz does not think that the president will push him over the top, so he resulted to trickery.
A man tweeted that his 88-year-old grandma got this trickster mailing, and tweeted “shame on you.”
‘Received this for my 88-year-old grandma. Says it’s a summons from Travis County, but is actually asking for money for @tedcruz . Did your campaign authorize this? Is this even legal? Shame on you. That’s one more @BetoORourke voter.’
Then, a woman tweeted that Cruz’s mailer looked familiar:
‘I feel like I’ve seen something similar from his campaign when he ran for President.’
Another woman confirmed her suspicions:
‘You’re right , you did -‘
Cruz sent out his request for donations disguised as a Travis County summons. Was that even legal?
Another person tweeted:
‘As a retired postal worker who worked in bulk mail, there’s nothing wrong here. Rather than getting all worked up over junk mail, look at the postmark on the upper right. This says “presorted std”. That’s the give away. A real summons would be 1st class.’
The problem was that most people might not realize what “presorted std” means. If the elderly woman was getting a “real summons,” the envelope would have to read “1st class.” Who looks at that anyway?
The Cruz campaign, of course, knew that a significant portion of its voters would think they had sent a real summons and open the envelope. After all, they had tried something like it before.
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