Friday, February 19, 2016
CHICAGO (UPI) — Lawsuits have been filed in at least four states so far challenging Canadian-born Sen. Ted Cruz’s eligibility to be president, but one is now going before a judge.
Illinois lawyer Lawrence Joyce filed a complaint with the Illinois State Board of Elections to remove Cruz’s name from the state’s primary ballot, arguing that Cruz is not a “natural-born citizen” as the Constitution requires. After the complaint was dismissed, Joyce filed an appeal.
The Chicago Tribune reported the appeal was expected to be heard by an Illinois judge on Friday.
Joyce told WBBM he does not have the money for a court battle, so he hopes Cruz’s rival, Donald Trump, follows up on his promise to pursue a citizenship suit against Cruz.
“My case presents the perfect opportunity for Donald Trump himself to step forward and bring the matter to court personally,” Joyce said. “It would no doubt be impossible for me to absorb all the legal expenses by myself and it would foolish to try to do so when Mr. Trump has so much personal stock invested in this issue.”
Joyce said he has not spoken with anyone from the Trump campaign, and supports Dr. Ben Carson’s presidential campaign.
The case is the fourth challenge to Cruz’s citizenship so far this election. Lawsuits in Alabama, Texas and New York have not gone before a judge.
Rep. Alan Grayson (D-FL) will file a eligibilty lawsuit if Ted Cruz becomes GOP's presidential nominee.
The Constitution mandates that a president must be a “natural-born citizen,” but does little to define the term explicitly.
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