Lawsuit: Remove Cruz and Rubio from AR Ballot

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(KNWA via KARK) –A lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Arkansas seeks to remove Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, and Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Florida, from the Republican primary ballot in The Natural State on March 1. 

The lawsuit calls into question the citizenship of both Republican presidential candidates. 

It states that Rubio was born in Miami to parents who were non-American and who were both on a U.S. Visa. The lawsuit also states that Cruz was born in Canada. 

Filed on January 28, the lawsuit seeks a declaratory judgment holding that both Cruz and Rubio are not constitutionally eligible to be elected president and/or vice president of the U.S., court documents state. 

The individual who filed the lawsuit, David Librace, said he is seeking an accelerated expedited decision in the case. 

Librace’s Facebook page states that he is also running for president. He has multiple posts related to the lawsuit.

Rep. Bob Ballinger, R-Hindsville, is co-chair of Cruz’ Arkansas campaign. He called the lawsuit “frivolous” and said the citizenship law is clear in this issue.

“We’re settled on the law,” Ballinger said.

To read the full lawsuit, click here

Sen. Bart Hester, R-Cave Springs, is chairing Rubio’s campaign in Arkansas.

He said, “I expect this case to be dismissed quite rapidly as far as Sen. Rubio is concerned. There is no disputing he was born in the United States and is a U.S. citizen.” 

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