Someone pointed out that what the Cruz Campaign did was a felony. MAIL FRAUD ! THE USE OF GOVERNMENT ENTITY TO FALSIFY INFORMATION IS FRAUD AND IT IS A CRIME. That is what someone just took note of. Should we look into this a bit?

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: http://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-   http://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.

Dianne Marshall


  1. s.c. says:

    Thanks for all you do Dianne and David, and Jim Hoft, and the Treehouse also were on this story.

    Breitbart is still ignoring it !!!

    Washington Examiner finally, grudgingly had to report on it.

    Also, the Guardian and likely other UK papers.

    Doug Ross and Instapundit, Dana Loesch, etc. are still ignoring it last I checked.

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  2. kinthenorthwest says:

    Since the Iowan SOS has picked up on it, the media is going to have to do something.
    I have tweeted it in several versions, including the use of this thread. Several of my tweets on this have been retweeted over 60 times, and probably those retweets have quite a few too.

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  3. Susan says:

    Whether anyone considers Ted Cruz right/wrong in this conflict, I offer the following:

    I have looked up, in the United States Code, laws regarding what the Cruz campaign has done and it strictly contains the words “coercion”. In that we are in the political field, I would assume we’re talking about “political coercion”. I’ll get to the code in a minute, but first let’s define “political coercion” so we’ll all know what we’re talking about when we get into the, sometimes confusing, United States Code (the laws by which the United States operates).

    Definition of coercion:
    the practice of persuading someone to do something by using force or threats.
    “it wasn’t slavery because no coercion was used”
    synonyms: force, compulsion, constraint, duress, oppression, enforcement, harassment, intimidation, threats, arm-twisting, pressure
    “Johnson claims the police used coercion to extract a confession”

    Definition of political coercion according to the United States Code:

    (a) Retaliation
    No person shall discriminate against any individual because such individual has opposed any act or practice made unlawful by this chapter or because such individual made a charge, testified, assisted, or participated in any manner in an investigation, proceeding, or hearing under this chapter.

    (b) Interference, coercion, or intimidation
    It shall be unlawful to coerce, intimidate, threaten, or interfere with any individual in the exercise or enjoyment of, or on account of his or her having exercised or enjoyed, or on account of his or her having aided or encouraged any other individual in the exercise or enjoyment of, any right granted or protected by this chapter.

    (c) Remedies and procedures
    The remedies and procedures available under sections 12117, 12133, and 12188 of this title shall be available to aggrieved persons for violations of subsections (a) and (b) of this section, with respect to subchapter I, subchapter II and subchapter III, respectively.

    (Pub. L. 101–336, title V, § 503, July 26, 1990, 104 Stat. 370.)


    For a better understanding of your rights as a voter (and what is considered unacceptable by a candidate), see the following:

    U.S. Code › Title 52 › Subtitle I › Chapter 101 › §
    52 U.S. Code § 10101 – Voting rights


    The United States Code defines the illegality of political coercion as follows:

    Intimidation, threats, or coercion
    No person, whether acting under color of law or otherwise, shall intimidate, threaten, coerce, or attempt to intimidate, threaten, or coerce any other person for the purpose of interfering with the right of such other person to vote or to vote as he may choose, or of causing such other person to vote for, or not to vote for, any candidate for the office of President, Vice President, presidential elector, Member of the Senate, or Member of the House of Representatives, Delegates or Commissioners from the Territories or possessions, at any general, special, or primary election held solely or in part for the purpose of selecting or electing any such candidate.

    See: U.S. Code Sec. 10101(b) at: https://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/52/10101

    For a better understanding of why this is unacceptable behavior, see:



    Though I can find no statements on recourse for this subject immediately, I’m sure there are some. If it has never been tried (and Mr. Cruz should have known better than to use the State records in Iowa to determine who should receive his mail as it is EXPLICITLY stated that they can be purchased but are not to be used for coercion) … a class-action lawsuit may be in the offing if nothing else.

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  4. Ted Cruz is not qualified to run for president anyway and may not even be a US citizen. Voting in Canada where Ted was born requires the following:

    To vote in a Canadian federal election you must be:
    A Canadian citizen (Temporary and permanent residents cannot vote);
    18 years old or older on election day;
    Residents in the electoral district; and
    Registered on the Voters List (also called the list of electors).

    DID you read the above! Since both his parents were registered to vote that made Ted a Canadian citizen only. If however, his mom was a US citizen she would have been required to contact the US Consulate and complete a Consular Birth Abroad form that informs the Canadian government that little Ted shall remain under the jurisdiction of the United States as a US citizen (not natural born) and will forgo any benefits given to Canadian citizens.

    He’s in trouble with his senate run it seems. He has also refused FOIA requests on the matter. I guess he took a lesson from Obama.

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  5. He is a liar, and can’t be trusted. He is a crook.. He needs to play fair , and not try scare people into doing something to get their votes. People who don’t want him to win he their votes. We don’t want people like that in the Whitehouse. We want some one honestly not lies to us. Just concerned about our Country, here in the United States Of America.


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