I think this is a very important question that needs to be decided on a large scale, because this kind of thing could keep coming up, and there needs to be some precedent. In fact I think there should be some standardized process by which every potential candidate should be checked for eligibility, before they start running. And once it is determined, it need never come up again!! We need this for the future, and also now because this election is a mess.
Anyway, New York is the latest state to have a court case questioning Ted Cruz's citizenship, and his eligibility to be president. (It is the second state that I have heard of doing so, unless I missed any others.) As others have said, both here and in the court case, this really needs to be decided, one way or another, by a federal court not a state, or it will never be considered final.
NY judge considers Ted Cruz's citizenship, presidential eligibility
"Mr. Cruz was born as a Canadian citizen, he owed his allegiance to the Queen of England, he was not born in the United States, therefore he is not a natural-born citizen," Gallo's attorney Roger Bernstein said.
Attorney Grant Lally, who is representing Cruz, disagrees. The argument for Cruz is that people born of a U.S. Citizen are natural born U.S. citizens themselves.
Edited by Sci-Fi Girl, 04 March 2016 - 12:22 PM.