Judge to Hear Case on Cruz Ballot Challenge in NY

ALBANY (AP) -

A New York judge has scheduled arguments Tuesday on a lawsuit challenging Republican Sen. Ted Cruz’s presence on New York’s primary ballot on April 19.

State Supreme Court Justice David Weinstein is considering the claim by two men who say Cruz isn’t “a natural born citizen” since he was born in Canada. His mother was a U.S. citizen and his father was a native of Cuba.

Barry Korman and William Gallo argue that in American common law citizenship status cannot simply pass from parent to child. The Board of Elections, which put Cruz on the ballot, is defending against the lawsuit.