It looks like Ted Cruz isn't up to date on his true crime podcasts or Charles Manson facts.

During day three of Amy Coney Barrett’s confirmation hearing, Cruz decided to use the famed cult leader as an example of prison voting. However, it turns out that Cruz didn't actually know Manson was dead until later on.

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The internet really loves to give Cruz a hard time especially since many still believe he is actually the Zodiac Killer. Although another man was convicted, the internet thinks Cruz closely resembles the original sketch of the murderer.

Years have gone by since the joke first emerged and Cruz has even acknowledged it in the past. However, the joke is making rounds again after we learned that Cruz didn't know Charles Manson had died.

Oct. 14 is the third day of Barrett's confirmation hearing for the Supreme Court. During the hearing, Cruz stated that all Democrats are in favor of restoring voting rights to those that have felony charges. In an attempt to dispute the issue, Cruz used Manson as an example of why citizens with felonies shouldn't have voting rights.

“I’m not sure the operation of the republic would be better if Charles Manson had a greater voice in the electoral system,” Cruz said. “Bernie Sanders argued that felons in jail, literally Charles Manson, serving multiple life sentences for murder, should be able to vote.”

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Manson was found guilty of first-degree murder and conspiracy to commit murder in April 1971. Manson went on to serve nine life terms in California prisons and was denied parole 12 times. Originally, he was sentenced to death, but the death penalty was briefly abolished in California.

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Finally, Cruz realized the mistake he had made and confessed he didn't know Manson was dead. As well, he even acknowledged the running joke he's the Zodiac Killer.

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