Donald Trump has accused Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) of “illegally” stealing his Monday-night Iowa caucus victory and suggested that Cruz’s vote total should be “nullified.”
Cruz won the Republican Iowa caucuses on Monday in something of an upset over Trump, who had been leading polls for weeks before the voting started.
In the first in a string of attacks against Cruz, Trump tweeted Wednesday: “Ted Cruz didn’t win Iowa, he stole it. That is why all of the polls were so wrong and why he got far more votes than anticipated. Bad!”
An earlier version of Trump’s tweet had said Cruz “illegally stole” the caucus win.
Laying out a series of Cruz actions that he suggested were “fraud,” Trump later summarized in a tweet: “Based on the fraud committed by Senator Ted Cruz during the Iowa Caucus, either a new election should take place or Cruz results nullified.”