After coming in second to Ted Cruz in Monday’s GOP caucuses in Iowa, Donald Trump accused Cruz of stealing the election.
Trump sent out a tweet this morning saying: “Ted Cruz didn’t win Iowa, he illegally stole it. That is why all of the polls were so wrong any why he got more votes than anticipated. Bad!”
The Washington Post notes that Trump later deleted the tweet and retweeted it, fixing a typo by replacing the word “any” with “and” — while also deleting the word “illegally.”
Trump followed with a series of additional tweets detailing his complaint against Cruz, alleging that Cruz inappropriately suggested Ben Carson was exiting the presidential race. Here is a part of the series of Trump tweets:
“During primetime of the Iowa Caucus, Cruz put out a release that @RealBenCarson was quitting the race, and to caucus (or vote) for Cruz.
“Many people voted for Cruz over Carson because of this Cruz fraud. Also, Cruz sent out a VOTER VIOLATION certificate to thousands of voters.
“The Voter Violation certificate gave poor marks to the unsuspecting voter (grade of F) and told them to clear it up by voting for Cruz. Fraud”
Finally, Trump called for action to correct the results of the caucuses, tweeting: “Based on the fraud committed by Senator Ted Cruz during the Iowa Caucus, either a new election should take place or Cruz results nullified.”