WILL BALLOT CHALLENGES MAKE A DIFFERENCE?
by Sharon Rondeau
(Apr. 11, 2016) — Contrary to several rumors floated on the internet over the weekend and on Monday morning, Sen. Ted Cruz’s name appears along with other petitioning partisan candidates on the state of New Jersey’s “Unofficial List” of presidential candidates.
Cruz is listed first, apparently as a result of alphabetical ordination.
The filing deadline for partisan presidential candidates in New Jersey was April 4, the same date which appears on the electronic document. Candidates running as Independents have until August 1 to file their petitions.
On Monday morning at 9:00 a.m., at least two challenges to Cruz’s candidacy were scheduled to be heard at the Administrative law office in Mercerville. Write-in presidential candidate and attorney Victor Williams, who filed his objection on March 28, told The Post & Email in an interview on Saturday that he will file a formal lawsuit if Cruz is not prohibited from appearing on New Jersey and eight other states’ ballots given that he was born in Canada and is allegedly not a “natural born Citizen,” as is required for the U.S. president.
Sharon Rondeau has operated The Post & Email since April 2010, focusing on the Obama birth certificate investigation and other government corruption news. She has reported prolifically on constitutional violations within Tennessee’s prison and judicial systems.