Lessig: Why I’m Supporting Rob Sand

You know I’m an advocate for government integrity and accountability.

And I know that Rob Sand is too. That’s why I’m supporting him in his run for state wide office in Iowa and asking you tojoin me.

In college, Rob built a dataset with over 40,000 data points about elections around the country since 1960, then ran statistical regressions that showed that campaign finance reform could lead to more people running for office and higher voter turnout. He won Best Political Science honors thesis and I blogged about his results.

His incredible work as Iowa Assistant Attorney General since then also promoted integrity by ensuring corrupt insiders pay the price. Even the New York Times Magazine took notice.

Getting people like Rob into office is a priority. He’ll work to restore trust in the system by improving integrity and cutting corruption.

Lawrence Lessig

Truth, Integrity, & Accountability

ICYMI: The New York Times Magazine profiled my work uncovering the largest lottery scam in American history.

“One line of code. That’s all it took for one man to rig the system in his favor and overcome huge odds.”

The opportunity to have my work fighting corruption highlighted in a massive publication like this is incredible. And I couldn’t be more thankful.

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The Man who Cracked the Lottery

Rob has spent his career protecting Iowans from those who believe they are above the law. It doesn’t matter if they are Democrats or Republicans – all that matters is the law.

So when The New York Times Magazine decided that they wanted to feature his work in a story, it was a bit of a shock.

They are calling the article “The Man who Cracked the Lottery.”

It profiles Rob’s work to prosecute the largest lottery fraud case in US history and the years-long effort to unravel Eddie Tipton’s scheme.

“He wanted to get into white-collar criminal prosecution because it focused not on crimes of desperation but on crimes of greed. ‘Crimes against gratitude,’ Sand called them.”

Rob has always fought for what is just and right, and now he’s ready to work for all Iowans.

“A few months after the highest-profile case of his career, Sand went up to his boss and quit. He had decided to run for State Auditor in the coming November election, so he could make positive changes. If he wins, he will be investigating government waste, abuse and fraud.”

Read the full story HERE and then make sure to share with all your family friends!


Sand For Auditor Campaign Committee

Tom Miller, Des Moines, Attorney General
Bonnie Campbell, Des Moines, Former Attorney General
Scott Brennan, West Des Moines, Former Iowa Democratic Party Chair
Rob Hogg, Cedar Rapids, State Senator
Pam Jochum, Dubuque, State Senator
Daryl Beall, Fort Dodge, Former State Senator
Chris Hall, Sioux City, State Representative
Stacey Walker, Cedar Rapids, Linn County Supervisor
Kingsley Botchway, Iowa City, Mayor Pro-Tempore
Kurt Meyer, St. Ansgar, Tri-County Democrats Chair
Tanner Halleran, Keokuk, Keokuk County Democrats Chair
Sam Gray, Marion, Linn County Democrats 2nd Vice Chair
Lilian Sanchez, Iowa City, University of Iowa elected student leader
Penny Rosfjord, Sioux City, Woodbury County Activist
Ian Russell, Bettendorf, Scott County Activist
Sara Riley, Cedar Rapids, Linn County Activist
Laura Hubka, Riceville, Winneshiek County Activist
Jack Wertzberger, Dubuque, Dubuque County Activist
Courtney Vorwald, Elkader, Clayton County Activist
Elesha Gayman, Davenport, Scott County Activist
Amanda Bahena-Ortega, Sioux Center, Community Leader
Larry Grimstav, Decorah, Community Leader
Ravi Patel, Burlington, Des Moines County Business Owner
Rich Eychaner, Des Moines, Polk County Business Owner