The Post & Email 6/30/2019
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 Boardâ€™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, â€œborn a citizen,â€ is not what appears in the U.S. Constitution.
Article II, Section 1, clause 5 of the Constitution states, â€œNo 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.â€
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 â€œborn a citizenâ€. This is NOT the proper term of art. The proper term of art is â€œNatural Born Citizenâ€ as the State of NY has been informed of several times now since 2008.