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ASU student taunts Ted Cruz as the Zodiac Killer

Seth Ponzo
Mesa Legend

Is Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz the infamous Zodiac Killer?
Obviously this is implausible; however, the internet is fired up over this idea and it was created by none other than Arizona State University’s own Jonathan Novak who runs the “Ted Cruz is the Zodiac Killer” Facebook page, as well as makes stickers for the movement.  The joke has gone as far as Rolling Stone magazine doing an article on it as well as several internet celebrities commenting on it. This joke has been a top trend on Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, Reddit, and many other social media sites and continues to grow more and more as this election goes on.

In fact, a recent poll shows that 10 percent of Florida Voters agree that Ted Cruz is in fact the Zodiac Killer, and 28 percent are undecided. Novak says it started with a tweet that led him to create the page and it just started growing from there. He claims that he didn’t realize how big it was getting until he started getting messages from friends around the country saying they saw the page trending on different social media sites. At one point, he says the Facebook page was gaining 500 or more ‘likes’ a day. Novak claims that this is not just simply a joke, but he actually intends to “make Ted Cruz look as awful as possible to draw attention to all of the dangerous things he does and intends to do if he gets power over the people.

Cruz professes hate for Muslims, LGBTQA people, women etc., and that’s the most serial killer-type of stuff I can think of”.  As a college student, he says it doesn’t affect his life too much on campus; however, he says it is often the first thing that comes up when talking to people.  Novak says “I don’t feel super famous or anything but it’s created some cool friendships and conversations.” Novak’s concluding words were “Don’t vote for a serial killer. Don’t ignore the fact that there is an actual serial murderer running for President of the United States.  He’s a dangerous man. He will kill again. For more information check out: www.facebook.com/TedCruzIsTheZodiacKiller

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