Colorado Republican Party files lawsuit against mystery anti-Trump tweeter

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Tale as old as Twitter: You wake up after a wild night out and find all sorts of stuff on your Twitter account you don't remember posting. The Colorado GOP feels your pain.

The Denver Post reports the Colorado Republican Party is suing an unidentified individual they claim is responsible for an anti-Donald Trump tweet made on their official Twitter account.


The tweet in question happened during the state Republican convention last month in Denver where Ted Cruz won all of the state's delegates, a result contested by the Trump campaign.

Shortly after this was announced, the @cologop account tweeted "We did it. #NeverTrump".

Outrage from Trump fans was fast and furious, as was the subsequent deleting and denial of the original tweet.


The investigation doesn't appear to have gone well, as the GOP's lawsuit is against a "John Doe." Party chairman Steve House told the Post the lawsuit is necessary in order to compel Twitter to reveal the identity of the mystery tweeter.


"Ultimately, someone has to be held responsible for a tweet that we didn't do," House said to the Post. "I think anytime someone uses your account in an unauthorized way, you've got to figure out who it is, you've got to stop it, you have to make sure they are held accountable for it."

Despite the lawsuit, Trump supporters on social media seemed skeptical that this wasn't some sort of elaborate cover-up for an ill-timed tweet.

Afraid of Trump, cowardly @cologop files lawsuit against no one for the 'We did it' tweet it sent night of CO conv.

— Deplorable Hank (@_HankRearden) May 11, 2016


Regardless of the results of the investigation, it sounds like a lot of Colorado delegates are still on Team #NeverTrump despite Ted Cruz withdrawing from the race. A Cruz volunteer told The Denver Post last week that all of the state's delegates "have been committed to Cruz with no intention of casting a vote to nominate anyone else."


I guess we'll find out for sure this summer in Cleveland.

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