It appears that person was correct. 18 U.S. Code Chapter 47 – FRAUD AND FALSE STATEMENTS….now mailing can complicate it even further. Did they mail across state lines? Wow…there are a slew of false actions that this can fall under. I wonder if multiple complaints can be brought forth …it seems to have fallen into many categories.
Rather than list them all, let me just say….lines of ethics have indeed been crossed.
18 U.S. Code § 1038 – False information and hoaxes
Read More Here: https://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/18/part-I/chapter-47
Also since Ted Cruz is a Senator…let’s look at how this could fall under ethics charges against him personally as well as his campaign. Hey they would be all over Trump for anything close to this. For even saying something…let alone mailing a fraudulent shame piece out.
Read more here: https://www.ncsl.org/research/ethics/50-state-chart-criminal-penalties-for-public-corr.aspx
Statement from Secretary of State Paul Pate Regarding Misleading Mailer from Cruz for President Campaign- https://oskynews.org/?p=76426
“Today I was shown a piece of literature from the Cruz for President campaign that misrepresents the role of my office, and worse, misrepresents 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. There is no such thing as an election violation related to frequency of voting. Any insinuation or statement to the contrary is wrong and I believe it is not in keeping in the spirit of the Iowa Caucuses.
Additionally, the Iowa Secretary of State’s Office never “grades” voters. Nor does the Secretary of State maintain records related to Iowa Caucus participation. Caucuses are organized and directed by the state political parties, not the Secretary of State, nor local elections officials. Also, the Iowa Secretary of State does not “distribute” voter records. They are available for purchase for political purposes only, under Iowa Code.” – Paul D. Pate, Iowa Secretary of State.”
I am not a lawyer…but I am sure there is one out there that would know how to go about the appropriate action for this despicable public display of shame and fraud perpetuated on a select data mined group of individuals in an effort to mislead and encourage a direct advantaged outcome from the fraud toward the receiver of the mailing. The mailing sent to each registered voter at their respective address created undue stress and harmed the individual’s freedom in the elective voting process causing undue stress and worry. The information that was obtained came through data mining techniques and not through the proper procedures under Iowa state law to procure said information which according to Secretary of State Paul Pate- “The Iowa Secretary of State does not “distribute” voter records. They are available for purchase for political purposes only, under Iowa Code.” – Paul D. Pate, Iowa Secretary of State.” In addition the information was misleading as it referenced a direct violation of voter laws which were fabricated and misleading.
Now that is what I came up with….let’s see what the real professionals can do if they choose to do anything at all. You know one of those fancy suits that says…”Now comes the plaintiff….and then the defendant” sort of thingy…..yea that’s what I’m talking about.