Sunday, March 29, 2015

Another Rumor Proven Wrong, Ted Cruz Edition

Senator Ted Cruz threw his hat into the ring, the first declared presidential candidate in the 2016 election.  Cruz was born in Canada and I've seen a lot of blog posts and online comments regarding his citizenship.  Cruz's birth certificate lists his mother's birthplace as Delaware.  People seem to be questioning this.  They should stop.

Anyone with an membership can check on this.  There is a girl in the 1940 Delaware census (the most recent federal census available to the public), with the right name and the right approximate age to be Cruz's mother.  She is listed as having been born in Delaware, as are her parents.  Names tend to run in families and I see some evidence of that here.  It is possible that this is another person entirely but the simplest answer is often the correct one.  This is most likely Ted's mom.

This information is not terribly difficult to find.  People are just being willfully ignorant.

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