Things are really not looking good for Democratic Senate candidate Beto O’Rourke and his campaign, even though they have successfully raked in tons of money through fundraising. He’s been falling behind in the polls as compared to Republican incumbent Senator Ted Cruz.
It has now been reported, however, that a Texan has filed a class action lawsuit against O’Rourke’s campaign so that his phone won’t receive any more text messages from them.
The suit claims that by texting someone’s phone without their permission, O’Rourke’s campaign is in direct violation of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act, as reported by the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.
The man filed the lawsuit against the campaign this past Friday in the United States District court for the Northern District of Texas by Sameer Syeed of Collin County. Syeed has not commented on the issue, and neither has his lawyer, Shawn Jaffer.
Western Journal reports that the lawsuit says that O’Rourke’s campaign sent his phone nine text messages, but he never even gave them permission to contact him in the first place.
It also says that he had wanted the text messages to be stopped, but had not way to request to stop them. Western Journal writes, “Attempts to call the number the texts came from resulted in error messages or a disconnect. The suit argues this proves the calls came from an automated phone system.”
This is key for the lawsuit since the Telephone Consumer Protection Act directly bans sending texts without permission unless it is an emergency.
— Bossy Brat (@JGalt09) October 20, 2018
Chris Evans, communications director of Beto for Texas, simply dismissed the entire lawsuit.
“Our grassroots volunteer program with thousands of Texans canvassing, phone banking, texting, and organizing is the largest this state has seen. It is fully compliant with the law,” he stated.
The lawsuit requested that O’Rourke’s campaign give at least $500 per text message to every single person who signs onto it.
The campaign has an abundance of cash, too. KHOU reports that the campaign has taken in more than $60 million against Ted Cruz, whose fundraising efforts equalled just short of $35 million.
Western Journal reports:
Despite the fact that the Real Clear Politics average of polls shows Cruz with a 7 percentage point lead, Cruz is fighting hard for every vote.
President Donald Trump, who will hold a rally for Cruz on Monday, tweeted his support for his former GOP presidential primary opponent on Friday.
“Beto O’Rourke is a total lightweight compared to Ted Cruz, and he comes nowhere near representing the values and desires of the people of the Great State of Texas. He will never be allowed to turn Texas into Venezuela!” President Trump wrote in a tweet.
Beto O’Rourke is a total lightweight compared to Ted Cruz, and he comes nowhere near representing the values and desires of the people of the Great State of Texas. He will never be allowed to turn Texas into Venezuela!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 19, 2018
O’Rourke has stated that if he wins the election, he would immediately vote to impeach President Donald Trump.