Before the Iowa caucus, conservative businessman Donald J. Trump and others raised questions about Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX). Unlike Obama, we know definitely where Cruz was born (in Canada), but that might mean it would be unconstitutional for him to be President.
Now, another state board of election has agreed: Cruz is a “natural born citizen!” He can run for President, legally:
Texas Sen. Ted Cruz is a “natural born citizen,” according to the Illinois Board of Elections.
Two state residents, William Graham and Lawrence Joyce, challenged Cruz’s eligibility with the board, claiming his name should not appear on the March 15 primary ballot because his candidacy did not comply with Article II of the U.S. Constitution.[…]
“The Candidate is a natural born citizen by virtue of being born in Canada to his mother who was a U.S. citizen at the time of his birth,” the board stated, saying that Cruz “did not have to take any steps or go through a naturalization process at some point after birth,” adding, “Further discussion on this issue is unnecessary.”
via The Daily Caller
As the Constitution says, “”No Person except a natural born Citizen, or a Citizen of the United States, at the time of the Adoption of this Constitution, shall be eligible to the Office of President. Either shall any Person be eligible to that Office who shall not have attained to the Age of thirty five Years, and been Fourteen Years a Resident within the United States.”
Cruz applied to properly renounce his Canadian citizenship and stopped being a citizen in May of 2014.
But it’s certain that Donald Trump, Ann Coulter, and others on the right may continue raising this question about Ted Cruz’s place of birth.
Do you believe Ted Cruz is eligible to run for President?