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Tue Mar 24, 2015, 09:05 PM


Ted Cruz's is most likely eligible to become President, but it's not 100% sure

The major fact-checkers (Factcheck.org, Politifact and the Washington Post fact-checker) have all interviewed scholars and lawyers that worked for both Republican and Democratic Presidents. Ultimately this is up to the courts, but her is what the fact-checkers concluded:

Is Sen. Ted Cruz, who was born in Canada, eligible to be the U.S. president?
A: Most likely. The legal consensus is that Cruz qualifies because he was born to a U.S. citizen living abroad, making him a U.S. citizen at birth.

In 2008, we reviewed research and polled several legal experts. The consensus was that someone is a "natural born" citizen if they have citizenship at birth and donít have to go through a naturalization process to become a citizen.

Washington Post Fact-checker:
Two of the top lawyers for the Obama and Bush administrations agree on this: Sen. Ted Cruz can become president. Legally speaking, anyway.

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