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by Sharon Rondeau

Prof. Victor Williams

(Apr. 9, 2016) — Catholic University of America Clinical Assistant Professor of Law Victor Williams, a registered write-in presidential candidate in nine “later-primary” states, has filed ballot challenges in those states naming Sen. Ted Cruz as ineligible to seek the presidency because of his birthplace in Calgary, Alberta, Canada and not the United States.

Williams, a soft-spoken man originally from Arkansas, has taught law for nearly 20 years after first becoming a public school teacher.  He obtained his J.D. from the University of California, Hastings, and holds additional LLM degrees from Columbia Law School and George Mason University, respectively.  In his instruction at Catholic University, he focuses on Law and Economics and Lawyering Skills.

“George Mason has just received a very generous gift and they have renamed their law school the “Antonin Scalia School of Law,” so retroactively I have a degree from there, which I’m very happy about,” Williams told The Post & Email on Saturday morning.  “It’s a perfectly-named university and now a perfectly-named law school.”

In addition to Catholic University, he has taught law at City University of New York’s John Jay College of Criminal Justice.  He also holds two Master’s degrees, one of which is from Harvard University.

On his campaign website, Williams declares that Cruz is a “natural-born Canadian” who is perpetrating “ballot fraud” by claiming to be a “natural born Citizen,” as is required for the U.S. presidency by Article II, Section 1, clause 5 of the U.S. Constitution.

Of Cruz’s presidential campaign, Williams wrote on his website:

Ted Cruz is a “natural – born” Canadian. He again acknowledged this fact in the formal processes required for him to renounce his Canadian citizenship.

Until May 2014, Mr. Cruz was free to enjoy all the rights and privileges of his natural-born Canadian citizenship.

South of the 49th parallel North, however, the United States Constitution’s Article II, Section 1 is explicit in listing three absolute tests required for any Candidate to qualify for the presidency:

“No person except a natural born Citizen…shall be eligible to the Office of President, neither shall any Person be eligible to that Office who shall not have attained to the Age of thirty five Years, and been fourteen years a Resident within the United States.”

Like the 14 years residency requirement, the “natural born Citizen” requirement is a test of American soil. This natural-born soil test is required only for the nation’s highest federal office – the presidency.

Ted Cruz fails this “Jus Soli” (law of the soil) test.  The  requirement of “Jus Soli” citizenship was, and is, antithetical to any statutory conferring of citizenship on children born abroad of American parents. And Mr. Cruz knows that he fails the test yet he continues with his fraudulent campaign.

Williams has additionally described Cruz as a “naturalized” U.S. citizen rather than a “natural born Citizen.”

As a “competitive candidate” within the GOP field, Williams has filed challenges to Cruz’s candidacy in California, Montana, Nebraska, New Jersey, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Washington, and Wisconsin, with a hearing in New Jersey scheduled for Monday morning at 9:00 a.m. in the town of Mercerville.

Wisconsin’s primary was held last Tuesday, with Cruz announced the winner.  The California, Montana and New Jersey primaries will be held on June 7, while Pennsylvania’s is April 26.  Washington State’s primary is May 24.

In an exclusive interview on Saturday, Williams told The Post & Email that Cruz’s filing deadline in New Jersey was April 4, on which day the Cruz campaign filed the necessary documents.  However, Williams reported that Cruz’s name has not yet been placed on the state ballot.  He said that of the “half-dozen or so” challenges filed against Cruz’s candidacy on the same grounds in various states, he believes that unlike the plaintiffs in those cases, he can transcend the issue of “standing” as a registered Republican write-in candidate.

In New Jersey, Williams’s challenge was filed on March 28 and a hearing scheduled for April 6.

Of the aforementioned ballot challenges, Williams said:

They have been summarily dismissed on the procedural issue of “standing.”  When a voter says, “This injures me,” the courts have said, “That’s not sufficient injury for ‘standing.’  I looked at the situation and asked, “Who would have standing, to go to the court and stand at the bar of the court and say, “I’ve been injured”?  The best research I was able to do showed that the party who would have the absolutely best standing is a “competitor candidate” of Mr. Cruz.  It’s been recognized in any number of state and federal courts.

I thought to myself, “None of Mr. Cruz’s opponents who have left the field have had the courage or personal initiative to file a lawsuit; I don’t think that either Mr. Trump or Mr. Kasich is going to do that.  So is there some way that I could make myself a competitor?  I looked at the filing deadlines and realized that I didn’t have the resources or the time to get on the ballot in any of these states, but I did find that I could still, in mid-March, make myself a write-in candidate in at least nine states.  So I immediately did that.

For some of the states, it was quite high-pressure.  There was a specific form that had to be used; it had to be notarized; I had to take an oath; I had to file it with the Secretary of State in a very formal way by a certain deadline.  But that’s good, because that means that the state has to be in correspondence with me by sending me a letter saying, “We’ve received this; you are now officially a write-in candidate. You will not appear on the ballot, but you are formally registered as a candidate.”  I was able to do that in a number of later-primary states.

So that’s the basis. In New Jersey, as soon as I was registered as a write-in candidate, I immediately filed a challenge petition asking that Mr. Cruz not be allowed on the ballot.  The filing deadline for candidates in New Jersey was April 4, so I had an opposition waiting for Mr. Cruz when he filed his petition that day.  It’s very interesting; in New Jersey, in addition to the signatures – and it’s a somewhat low bar with 1,000 signatures required – you are required to formally sign a certificate attesting that you meet the constitutional qualifications for the office, for every office.

Mr. Cruz submitted his 1,000 signatures, and on top of that signature petition, he signed a certificate saying that he is constitutionally qualified.

Williams said that the New Jersey Department of State‘s office has a “very formal petition guideline” instructing potential candidates not to “even bother getting your 1,000 signatures” unless they meet the three presidential eligibility requirements set forth in Article II, Section 1 of the Constitution.  “That’s the interesting thing about New Jersey, where we are right flat in the middle of the filing process.  In New York, as you know, a challenge was kicked out because they were a few days late.”

In regard to New Jersey, Williams told us, “I’m a little surprised by the success we had.  Immediately, the Secretary of State scheduled a hearing for this coming Monday morning.  I filed an amended challenge following a little more research to make a couple of additional points, telling them that I was accepting the hearing date.”

Monday’s hearing will take place at:

Office Of Administrative Law
3444 Quakerbridge Road
Quakerbridge Plaza-Bldg.9
Mercerville (Hamilton Twp.), New Jersey 08619

Members of the public are welcome to attend.

Williams’s campaign platform includes issues such as “true national security,” combating “worsening world-wide Christian genocide,” and limiting new arrivals in the United States to “legal immigration only.”

In addition to filing ballot challenges, Williams stated that he has “warned each Secretary of State in the nine (9) states where he has lodged Ballot Disqualification Challenges against Ted Cruz that they will be held legally and politically responsible for knowingly disenfranchising their state’s citizens by allowing them to throw their vote away on an illegitimate candidate.”

The Post & Email’s interview with Williams will be continued in an additional article to be published soon.

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  1. Kevin: You or a sock puppet is posting the same question all over the place. And I have answered you and/or the sock puppet in many places. Here is the answer:

    Supreme Court case law decisions such as clearly state and prove Ted Cruz is a NATURALIZED citizen ….

    “Citizenship by birth is established by the mere fact of birth under the circumstances defined in the Constitution. Every person born in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof becomes at once a citizen of the United States, and needs no naturalization. A person born out of the jurisdiction of the United States can only become a citizen by being naturalized, either by treaty, as in the case of the annexation of foreign territory; or by authority of Congress, exercised either by declaring certain classes of persons to be citizens, as in the enactments conferring citizenship upon foreign-born children of citizens, or by enabling foreigners individually to become citizens by proceedings in the judicial tribunals, as in the ordinary provisions of the naturalization acts.” Rogers v. Bellei 401 U.S. 815 (1971)

    “The Fourteenth Amendment of the Constitution . . . contemplates two sources of citizenship, and two only: birth and naturalization. Citizenship by naturalization can only be acquired by naturalization under the authority and in the forms of law. But citizenship by birth is established by the mere fact of birth under the circumstances defined in the Constitution. Every person born in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof becomes at once a citizen of the United States, and needs no naturalization. A person born out of the jurisdiction of the United States can only become a citizen by being naturalized, either by treaty, as in the case of the annexation of foreign territory; or by authority of Congress, exercised either by declaring certain classes of persons to be citizens, as in the enactments conferring citizenship upon foreign-born children of citizens, or by enabling foreigners individually to become citizens by proceedings in the judicial tribunals, as in the ordinary provisions of the naturalization acts.” United States v. Wong Kim Ark 169 U.S. 649 (1898)

    And much, much more ….

    CDR Kerchner (Ret) http://www.ProtectOurLiberty.org

  2. From: http://www.thepostemail.com/2016/04/09/exclusive-write-in-republican-presidential-candidate-files-ballot-challenges-against-ted-canadian-cruz-hearing-on-monday-morning-in-new-jersey/


    “Williams has additionally described Cruz as a ‘naturalized’ U.S. citizen rather than a ‘natural born Citizen.'”

    Exactly what legal evidence and proof does the lawyer and law professor Victor Williams have that Rafael Edward Cruz is a ‘naturalized’ U.S. citizen?

  3. On Ted’s BC, wasn’t the mother listed as Edith Wilson? So, she became Canadian upon her first marriage to the Canadian Wilson, right?

  4. Thank God Almighty in Heaven for this Challenge to the Anti-American Usurpers. This is Marvelous. Although Secretary of State Kim Guadagno Failed the Citizens of New Jersey in 2008 and 2012 when she Certified the Person using the Name “Barack Hussein Obama, II” as Eligible and Having Legitimate Ballot Access Despite his Lack of Natural Born Citizenship, she has Not Yet Accepted Lyin’ Ted Cruz’ Ballot Petition Filed Last Week. I WILL BE THERE at the Administrative Law Hearing Tomorrow Morning at 9 A.M. in Mercerville, NJ. Ted Cruz Must Prove he is a Natural Born Citizen and Eligible. The Challenger has Standing as a Candidate for President. I Will be Bathing the Participants in Prayer through the Holy Spirit of Our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.

  5. The fraud experts and lying liberal scholars of today of have intentionally and maliciously distorted the true definition of “Natural Born citizen” which every honest scholar and Constitutional lawyer knows very well was derived from Emmerich de Vattel’s book “The Law of Nations”, for the sole purpose of placing the infiltrator obama into our highest office, and creating further opportunity for such treason. The english translation of Vattel’s volumes was well known to the founders and is the only source from which one will find an unambiguous clear definition for the term.

    By the totally convoluted interpretation they would have us believe one can easily claim natural born citizenship of multiple nations. Such as cruz claiming natural born U.S. citizenship because of his american mother (though it is now claimed she naturalized to canada). Then he would just as readily claim natural born cuban citizenship through his father (also claimed to have naturalized to canada). Then since obama only needed several forged hawaiin birth certificates to claim he was a natural born american, cruz could naturally claim natural born canadian citizenship, since he is a canadian anchor baby. Only he renounce his canadian citizenship, which in truth, now makes him nothing but a natural born fraud.

    Only the ignorant, traitorous liars, or cowards, refer to obama as president. Only the ignorant, traitorous liars, or cowards, claim cruz or rubio are “Natural Born” U.S. citizens.

  6. The old saying – a picture says a thousand words. See this simple Euler Diagram which shows the “kinds” of Citizens of the United States in relationship to each other and to the super-set of all Citizens of the United States. A “Citizen” at birth is not logically identical to a “natural born Citizen” at birth. Adjectives mean something. The modifiers modify and further restrict the “kind” of Citizen who is eligible to be President and Commander in Chief, or the VP. See the simple Euler Diagram to visually learn the truth that “natural born Citizen” is a subset of “born Citizen” aka “Citizen at Birth”: http://www.scribd.com/collections/3301209/Papers-Discussing-National-Born-Citizen-Meaning-to-Constitutional-Standards

    CDR Kerchner (Ret) – http://www.ProtectOurLiberty.org

  7. Re the PA ballot access challenge being taken to the U.S. Supreme Court, Mr. Elliott is still trying to raise the funds needed to file the case. Please help and donate something to help make it happen quicker. Any donation large or small I’m sure he will sincerely appreciate, as will our Constitution. See his GoFundMe page: https://www.gofundme.com/h3xff4m4

  8. The SCOTUS has already held that persons born under circumstances exactly analogous to Ted Cruz’s claimed birth circumstance are provisionally naturalized at birth and, under certain conditions, could even have their citizenship stripped against their will and thus, by inference, could not be natural born Citizens (the citizenship of whom may never be forcibly removed). See Rogers v. Bellei (1971), Montana v. Kennedy (1961) and United States v. Perkins, 17 F. Supp. 177 (D.D.C. 1936).

    However, since the Constitution is a short document written to be understood by ordinary citizens, here is the question I like to ask the Cruzbots, “Please explain (in your own words) the difference between a born citizen and a natural born Citizen (or do you assert that the founders inserted a totally superfluous adjective into a key presidential eligibility clause of the Constitution?).”

    I’ve asked this question of many Cruz supporters and all I’ve ever received in reply is silence or Alinsky insults. None has ever provided an answer with a semblance of facts, reason or logic.

  9. It seems that the black-robed cowards in our court systems routinely subvert legitimate eligibility challenges with the ruse of lack of standing. The dodge of no standing is rationalized on the claim that the plaintiff “will not be injured in a personal and individual way that may be redressed by settlement.” This is bogus, of course, because every voter who is denied their right to choose from among only legitimate candidates is individually and personally injured, regardless of how many others are likewise injured.

    However, perhaps the counter to this dodge is to form a class action lawsuit such that the injury and its redress is to the entire class as an individual legal entity. The injured class would be the subset of citizens who are either eligible republican voters or perhaps eligible voters in general.

    Perhaps this is a tactic that might hold the black-robed cowards to account.

  10. Excellent reporting Sharon. Keep up the good writing and work. Ted Cruz cannot be allowed to get away with the ruse that a foreign born person can ever be any else but a NATURALIZED Citizen of the USA. Ted Cruz is pushing the presidential eligibility argument “a bridge too far”. Cruz will fail. I hope Professor Victor Williams is the one who brings down Canadian-Born, Cuban Citizen at Birth Ted Cruz’s bridge of cards arguments that he, Ted is a natural born Citizen of the USA. He is not. CDR Charles Kerchner (Ret) – http://www.ProtectOurLiberty.org

  11. Words mean things and the Constitutional meaning of natural born Citizen is defined by the clear meaning of the words that make up the phrase. Such simply are those who are a sovereign member of a nation (Citizen) exclusively both at their issuance (born) and by the inherent nature of their issuance (natural — that is requiring no man-made citizenship statute because no other, foreign citizenship is possible).

    In a stable society, a natural born Citizen is at once both the most common type of citizen and the only type that repeats naturally generation after generation, that is, those born in-country to parents who themselves are citizens. Such citizens are the only type of citizen born with sole, 100 percent exclusive allegiance to their country because no other possibility exits.

    The Constitution requires that presidents (and vice presidents) be more than mere citizens at birth, for these may be both statutory born citizens and natural born Citizens, but in order to better protect the republic from possible foreign intrigue, only the latter is allowed. Words mean things.

  12. if you look at the image of the consular report re: michael wilson’s death, pay attention to the remarks section at the bottom:


    “deceased included in mother’s passport”

    now, advance to ted’s birth in canada. there were three ways in which a child born abroad to an american parent could be designated a citizen:

    file and receive a consular report of birth abroad;
    obtain a u.s. passport for the child at the time of birth; or
    have the name of the child listed on the passport of the parent.

    for michael’s death, eleanor did two of the three. she obtained a consular report and she had the child’s name listed on her passport.


    My speculation is that she had no intention of ted ever becoming a u.s. citizen. she fled to canada with rafael (who most likely did so to avoid conscription in the u.s. military during the viet nam conflict) and had it not been for the oil industry collapse which pretty much destroyed their canadian company, ted would be running for parliament or the prime minister’s seat.

    OH Canada! With prescience, you looked at our most hallowed symbol and conspired to send us this wretched refuse.


  13. Thank you Mr. Williams for standing up for our Constitution. Mr.Cruz has admitted, before running for President, that he was not eligible to run for President. I will be praying for you and that the courts decided in your favor. We are tired of the lies, and fraudulent acts against us the American people. God bless you for doing the right thing.

    Many blessing to you,
    Judy Ward

  14. The powers that be will not let this challenge to Ted Cruz’s run for US President on the republican ticket to go forward because it they let it go forward they would have to admit they are complicit in the biggest fraud ever perpetrated on the US Constitution and the American people in 2008/2009 and again in 2012.

  15. I was one of three Ballot Access Challengers in the State of New York against Cruz,Rubio and Jindal. My particular Challenge was filed on a timely basis and is now making it’s way through the Court Process in the Albany County branch of the New York State Supreme Court.I applied for an Index # on April 4, 2016. I am seeking injunctions against the Certification of Cruz and Rubio and Jindal’s delegates and injunction against them appearing on the ballot. More to come. I will keep you apprised as my case progresses.

    1. Thank you; this was mentioned to Atty. Williams during the interview and will be mentioned in the follow-up article. The Post & Email would like to report on the new developments in your challenge as it has in the past.

  16. At best Ted Cruz is a statutory born citizen, naturalized at birth. He has neither an American birth certificate nor an American birth father. At most he was born barely one third American. The Constitution demands that our presidents be born 100 percent American through and through. Foreign hybrid born citizen Ted Cruz does not qualify. No more usurpers!

  17. Good Luck to this patriot, Victor Williams, taking on the nation’s entire governmental structure that has worked diligently since 08-28-08 to cover-up Obama and Cruz from convictions for ID felony.

    Mr. Williams, then, is taking on a national crime syndication that is in full fear that it will collapse on its supportive network of lies if any court in the land finds Obama and Cruz guilty of ID-felony.

    The inalienable ID-knowledge robbery of some 320,000,000 American citizens continues anew each day since 08-28-08 by an omerta-like criminal enterprise, being, our own federal government and its courts!


  18. Hi Sharon,
    As always – a very nice job with this one. Let’s hope Mr. Williams’ challenge “has legs”. Can you imagine the repercussions if it does.

    Best Regards . . . .

  19. More about this case :

    PS Thank you, Sharon, for letting the public know. Interesting to note that Sir Winston Churchill was born in the UK to a British father and a very American mother, Jennie Jerome, born in Brooklyn, NY in the good ole USA!

    It was not until April 9, 1963 that President Kennedy made him an HONORARY CITIZEN of the USA.

    So Winston, with the same basic circumstances as Cruz, must be MADE a citizen, while Cruz purports to be “natural born?”

    Even the NYS Board of Election contention that one must be “born a citizen” (their explanation of “natural born”) cannot be the case for Cruz who would have HAD to be Registered at a US Consulate or Embassy in Canada in order to take advantage of the DERIVATIVE QUALITIES imbued by his mother to BECOME a US Citizen.

    Prognostication for Cruz’s bid for nomination:

    a Constitutional train wreck, not to mention any possible DC phone records to be released.

    He has put on his POKER FACE but increasingly MORE citizens will not fall for the bluff.