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Canadian Ted Cruz cruising to victory?

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Ted Cruz was born in Canada to not one but two Canadian citizens. So says commentator Bill Still. Others disagree and say his mother lived in the U.S. and was born here so that makes Cruz a U.S. citizen by birth. However, Canada did not have dual citizenship when Cruz was born and Cruz definitely had Canadian citizenship, which he renounced finally in 2014, so the laws of the two countries would seem to be in conflict. This makes him not only ineligible for the U.S. Presidency (more on that in a moment) but also even to be in the Senate. More on this below.

Cruz's bible-thumping extremist preacher father says his son is destined to be a fabulously wealthy biblical King according to a very narrow and obscure version of Christianity. See Bill Still's report here:

There have been a number of lawsuits filed by credible people challenging Cruz's eligibility to be president under the Constitution. See here (Texas) and here (Illinois) and here (Alabama). Whatever the ultimate outcome of these lawsuits, and there may be others if Cruz wins the nomination, the issue may throw the Republican campaign, and even the entire election into such disarray that it'll make the Bush v. Gore decision of 2000 look like a sedate ruling by comparison. What if Hilary Clinton is under FBI-led DOJ indictment by then too? What if there are only 8 Justices on the Supreme Court because of Republican refusals to process Obama's nominees?

In addition, as Still's report points out, Cruz and his campaign have employed a number of dirty tricks and outright illegalities to secure votes, ironically practicing voter fraud in ways that even the staunchest voter-ID supporting Republican lawmakers couldn't have imagined - like sending busloads of caucus goers across caucus states to vote repeatedly for Cruz.

Trump, for all his faults, and there are many, looks clean and honest compared to the serial liar Ted Cruz. As Robert Reich has said, Trump would be a disaster for America, but Cruz would be an even bigger disaster.
The GOP's Great White (Carson is out) anti-Trump hope doesn't exist. Marco Rubio has his own problems with Real Estate deals and special favors.

The party is completely corrupt and its leading candidates only lead in that corruption.

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