Dr. Ben Carson accused the Cruz camp of foul play in the Iowa Caucuses on Monday.
Carson said the Cruz camp told voters Carson was dropping out and to support Ted Cruz.
Carson claiming Cruz foul play at caucus sites – saying cruz team told voters Carson was dropping out.
— Katy Tur (@KatyTurNBC) February 2, 2016
The Carson camp claimed Cruz’s team spread false rumors at caucus sites that Carson had dropped out.
Ben Carson was incensed as the results of Monday night’s Iowa caucuses rolled in, accusing the winner of spreading falsehoods about him at caucus sites.
Carson’s team claimed that Cruz’s campaign deliberately sent emails to supporters to spread false rumors at caucus sites that Carson had dropped out, so his supporters would caucus for other candidates.
“That is really quite a dirty trick,” Carson said speaking to reporters at the end of the evening. “That’s the very kind of thing that irritated me enough to get into this quagmire.”
“To have campaigns come out and send emails to their caucus speakers suggesting that Dr. Carson was doing anything but moving forward after tonight is the lowest of low in American politics,” said Carson campaign manager Ed Brookover.
** Rep. Steve King (R-IA) who was campaigning with Ted Cruz today tweeted this out during the caucuses tonight.
Carson looks like he is out. Iowans need to know before they vote. Most will go to Cruz, I hope. https://t.co/lW5Js50EMA
— Steve King (@SteveKingIA) February 2, 2016
And the Cruz campaign sent out this message despite the fact that the Carson rumor had already been denied by the Carson team.
— Tanya Mitchell (@Sisters4everT) February 2, 2016
Carson placed a distant 4th tonight in Iowa with 9.3% of the votes.
The Cruz camp also openly smeared Donald Trump at the caucuses tonight.
Cruz precinct captain Tim Osborne says Trump was for abortion, gay marriage and amnesty six months ago pic.twitter.com/3AyfhsM27W
— Ben Jacobs (@Bencjacobs) February 2, 2016