Not that any of this will stop Trump or his psychotic lemmings from repeating this nonsense, but Ted Cruz has the law on his side.
Texas Sen. Ted Cruz secured two major victories Monday, winning the Republican Iowa caucuses and also receiving a favorable decision from the Illinois Board of Elections, which confirmed his U.S. citizenship met the state’s primary ballot requirements.
The Illinois news got lost in the caucus coverage, which lagged into Tuesday morning and absorbed much of the media’s attention.
The GOP senator has had his presidential bid challenged in recent months by Iowa GOP runner-up Donald Trump, who claimed Cruz’s Canadian birthplace disqualifies him from being president. Two Illinois objectors, Lawrence Joyce and Williams Graham, also agreed that Cruz’s citizenship did not meet guidelines in the Article II of the Constitution. But the board of elections disagreed and cleared Cruz’s name for the March 15 primary.
“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 said, explaining Cruz met the criteria because he “did not have to take any steps or go through a naturalization process at some point after birth.”
The idea this is even an issues shows you how absurd this election cycle has become. And after his stinging defeat Monday night, he’s still talking about it.
Trump slammed Cruz for allegedly playing dirty tricks in Iowa, and said the senator’s status as a native of Canada would prevent him from ever becoming president.
“You watch the Democrats, they’re already said they’re gonna sue him,” Trump said. “He gets the nomination, they’re gonna sue his ass off.”
Maybe someone should let him know.