Gregory Fischer Challenges Ted Cruz’s Ballot Status

A Suffolk Democratic civic gadfly has filed objections to derail Ted Cruz’s presidential candidacy in New York because he was born in Canada.

Gregory John Fischer of Calverton hand-delivered letters to the Suffolk Board of Elections in Yaphank filing general objections to the Cruz’s petitions for the April 19 state GOP presidential primary, as well as to Cruz’s delegate slate.

Fischer maintains the candidacy is fraudulent because “Ted Cruz is not a natural born citizen and is thus ineligible to run for the office of president of the United States.”

However, Republican rules for the state presidential primary do not require contenders to file petitions but allows them to run if they are certified eligible for federal matching campaign funds or are recognized by the state board to be a “nationally known and recognized candidate.” A candidate also has the option to   file petitions with 5,000 names statewide.

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