A spoof website for Ted Cruz led some to believe he is instructing others to vote for his opponent Beto O’Rourke
Tedcruz.com has a message telling people to vote for O’Rourke
Cruz’s actual official website is tedcruz.org
It is believed the spoof site was put together by a supporter of O’Rourke
Some have been shocked after going to what is believed to be the official website for Senator Ted Cruz and seeing a message telling people to vote for his political opponent Beto O’Rourke.
If you go to tedcruz.com you will be taken to a black screen that reads, “In 2016 Ted Cruz said “We deserve leaders who stand for principle.” VOTE AND SUPPORT BETO O’ROURKE!!!”
Some believed that supporters of his opponent must have hacked Cruz’s website. However, that is not the case. In reality, the site is not the official for Cruz, which is tedcruz.org. Cruz’s official site is up and running as usual.
It is unknown who is responsible for the fake Cruz site, but it was first brought to the attention of local media on October 17. While it is a good prank, it is not the results of a political hack.
For obvious reasons, the person behind the fake Cruz website is believed to most likely be a supporter of O’Rourke. Neither campaign has made a comment about the spoof site.
The website confusion is not the first time hacking has been brought up regarding Cruz. In September 2017, Cruz’s communications director Catherine Frazier initially suggested an incident that happened on his official Twitter account was due to hacking.
Cruz’s account liked a pornographic video from the @SexuallPosts Twitter account. After Frazier claimed in a statement the incident was reported to Twitter, Cruz later told the Washington Post the incident was related to a staffing issue.