Pa. judge rules that Sen. Ted Cruz's name can appear on state's primary ballot

Source: Pittsburgh Post Gazette | March 10, 2016 | Karen Langley

HARRISBURG — A judge has denied a Pittsburgh man’s request to remove Texas Sen. Ted Cruz from the Pennsylvania primary ballot because Mr. Cruz was born in Canada.

Pittsburgh resident Carmon Elliott had claimed in Commonwealth Court this morning that Mr. Cruz’s birthplace means he does not meet the U.S. Constitution’s requirement that the president be a “natural born” citizen.

But Judge Dan Pellegrini ruled this afternoon that a “natural born” citizen includes anyone who is a U.S. citizen from birth. Judge Pellegrini directed the Pennsylvania secretary of the commonwealth to certify the name of Mr. Cruz for inclusion on the Republican ballot for the April 26 primary election. . . .

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    And another birther suit bites the dust.

    Honestly though, I don’t know that the courts are really interested in tackling the NBC question. Sounds like most of them are rejecting these cases because they simply don’t want to be bothered. No doubt they are aware of the pain their colleagues went through during the numerous Obama challenges, and the judges just don’t want all those headaches.

    A shame really because as long as no one deals with the NBC issue, it will arise over and over again. It’s a distraction from countless other issues facing this nation.

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