Ted Cruz May NOT Be Able to Participate In New Jersey Primary Because Of…

Ted Cruz might not be participating in the New Jersey primary election. Is this fair? Or do you think the state has the right to do this?

MERCERVILLE, N.J. — A New Jersey judge is weighing whether Sen. Ted Cruz should be disqualified from appearing on the state’s presidential primary ballot because he was born in Canada.

Judge Jeff Masin heard arguments Monday on behalf of the Texas Republican and two challengers, including Catholic University of America law professor Victor Williams and a group of concerned New Jersey residents.

Masin says he expects to rule Tuesday on procedural questions and the underlying issue of whether Cruz satisfies the constitutional requirement that the president be a natural-born citizen.

Cruz was born in Calgary, Alberta, to a Cuban father and an American mother. He is a U.S. citizen.

The U.S. Supreme Court has not resolved questions on the requirement for presidents to be natural born.

New Jersey’s primary is June 7.

  • Chunkdog1

    Someone in the government needs to verify a candidates eligibility.

    In this case, it’s a judge.

    Personally, I don’t understand how a person, who held Canadian citizenship, exclusively, for years, could claim they are a natural born US citizen.