by Sharon Rondeau
(Jun. 30, 2019) — On Friday morning, P&E reader Robert Laity sent an email to the New York State Board of Elections (NYSBOE) and other a number of other parties to reiterate that one of the Board’s stated presidential eligibility requirements is inaccurate.
As he has beginning in 2008, Laity, a New York State resident and registered voter, again reminded the BOE that its stated presidential citizenship requirement, “born a citizen,” is not what appears in the U.S. Constitution.
Article II, Section 1, clause 5 of the Constitution states, “No person except a natural born citizen, or a citizen of the United States, at the time of the adoption of this Constitution, 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.”
Referring to two lawsuits he filed challenging the presidential eligibility of Barack Obama, former Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida and U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas, Laity wrote in an email Friday morning:
In both Laity v NY & Obama and Laity v NY,Cruz,Rubio and Jindal both the NYBOE and NY State Supreme Court were notified that NY State is in NON-Compliance with the U.S. Constitution.
On the NYBOE official website, NY State continues to misrepresent the federal requirement to be President and Vice President as “born a citizen”. This is NOT the proper term of art. The proper term of art is “Natural Born Citizen” as the State of NY has been informed of several times now since 2008.
I must insist that the NY State BOE correct this erroneous information.
Furthermore, in advance of the 2020 Presidential elections I wish to inform you that Kamala Harris is NOT a “Natural Born [U.S.] Citizen.
As you were previously apprised. A natural born citizen of the U.S. is one born IN the U.S. to parents who are both U.S. Citizens themselves. See: Minor v Happersett, USSCt. (1874).
Laity then inserted a link to the NYSBOE’s posted requirements for various federal and state-level offices, beginning with that of the president, which continues to express the citizenship requirements as “born a citizen.”
In addition to the NYSBOE, Laity sent the email to the New York State Supreme Court Appellate Division, the New York Daily News, the Enforcement Council of the BOE; and this writer.
In a follow-up statement to The Post & Email, Laity wrote, “I sent it to the NY State Board of Elections and the NY State Supreme Court Appellate Division by Email this morning. I checked the Board of Elections website and the misrepresentation ‘born a citizen’ is still there after I made them aware of the error over a decade ago. Since several ineligible candidates are attempting to become President without being eligible under Article II, I decided to get an early start in disputing their bona-fides for the 2020 election. I am determined to stop any disqualified candidates from becoming another ‘Imposter in the Oval Office’.
Last August Laity offered a book titled “Imposters in the Oval Office” which is available through The Post & Email or directly at iuniverse.com.
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.