Illinois Cruz Rubio ballot challenge update, February 1, 2016, Bill Graham confronts IL Board of Elections, Sworn oath to support the Constitution, Indiana Law Review state may exclude presidential candidate if not qualified

Illinois Cruz Rubio ballot challenge update, February 1, 2016, Bill Graham confronts IL Board of Elections, Sworn oath to support the Constitution, Indiana Law Review state may exclude presidential candidate if not qualified

“To his kind of judge, Cruz ironically wouldn’t be eligible, because the legal principles that prevailed in the 1780s and ’90s required that someone actually be born on US soil to be a “natural born” citizen. Even having two US parents wouldn’t suffice. And having just an American mother, as Cruz did, would have been insufficient at a time that made patrilineal descent decisive.”…Laurence H. Tribe, Harvard Law Professor

“Ted Cruz wrote the forward for U.S. Constitution for Dummies which clearly reveals that he is not a natural born citizen.”…IL ballot challenger Bill Graham

“We the people are the rightful masters of both Congress and the courts, not to overthrow the Constitution but to overthrow the men who pervert the Constitution.”…Abraham Lincoln



Bill Graham has challenged Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio on their eligibility to be on the Illinois ballot as natural born citizens.

Here are more updates from Mr. Graham:

January 30, 2016 10:51 pm.

“Monday 10:30 I present to the IL Board of Elections that Rubio and Cruz lied in their Statement of Candidacy that they are NBC and qualified to serve as POTUS. The is fraud against the State. Hearing officer recommended Board deny my objections; legal counsel to Board concurred. I will make a brief statement that members would abandon their sworn oath to support the Constitution if they do not honor the Founders intent and Supreme Court rulings defining that NBC means born here to citizen parents. I regret that I may not be able to prevail, but pray the effort will get enough attention of the voters to make a difference in how they vote. Would be nice to have some patriots join me and Mr Joyce, who also raised an objection. State of Illinois building on Randolph, floor 14, suite 1400-100. Security check at ground level can take up to 30 minutes. Let’s keep up the fight to defend the Constitution!”
January 31, 2016 4:19 pm.

“IL Board Hearing officer said there are no particular restrictions in addressing the Board on Monday. I crafted two statements each ~1400 words. Cruz statement is focused on founders intent and responsibilities of the oath of Board Members to support constitution; Rubio is on these plus Wong Kim Ark and 14th Amendment. I claim a Board determination of NBC for either candidate is unlawful.”

From the Indiana Law Review:

“D. Whether a State May Refuse To Put a Presidential Candidate on the Ballot Because It Concludes the Candidate Is Not Qualified ”

” If a state chooses to evaluate the qualifications of presidential candidates, there is no inherent power of Congress standing in its way,”

“Just as there was historical precedent for states including unqualified candidates on the presidential ballot, so, too, is there precedent for states excluding unqualified candidates from the ballot. In fact, there has been a trend of state regulation increasingly scrutinizing the qualifications of presidential candidates, even apart from pending legislation in the “birther” context.”

“They arguably have the power to add qualifications to candidates seeking the office of President.359 The less intrusive step of examining existing constitutional qualifications is likely within the purview of state control.”

“The 20th Amendment does not prevent a state from excluding a presidential or a vice presidential candidate who is not qualified to hold the office.”

“A state inquiry into qualifications could take one of several forms.377 It might be simply ministerial, requiring candidates to verify that they are qualified. It could include a certification, such as a signature under penalty of perjury affirming that one meets the qualifications. It may require a low level of verification, such as an attachment of copies of documentary support for proof of residence and citizenship. Or it may require a high level of verification, such as original source documents (like a “long-form birth certificate”). The inquiry might be required as a disclosure when a candidate seeks to file for office, or as one that an election official is authorized to make under certain circumstances. Such state regulations would be permissible as long as they simultaneously existed within other constitutional boundaries.”


31 responses to “Illinois Cruz Rubio ballot challenge update, February 1, 2016, Bill Graham confronts IL Board of Elections, Sworn oath to support the Constitution, Indiana Law Review state may exclude presidential candidate if not qualified

  1. “Just as there was historical precedent for states including unqualified candidates on the presidential ballot, so, too, is there precedent for states excluding unqualified candidates from the ballot. In fact, there has been a trend of state regulation increasingly scrutinizing the qualifications of presidential candidates, even apart from pending legislation in the “birther” context.”….Indiana Law Review

  2. Godspeed Bill Graham

  3. BillG………..
    ………….good luck tomorrow my friend. I will be praying for you!

  4. oldsailor83,
    More info about Oregon,

    Patriot LIVES Matter
    January 28 at 1:41am ·

    Sheriff Dave Ward was not elected by the People of Harney County he was appointed by Steven Grasty who is the Harney County Judge who also is the Health Administrator, County Commissioner, Chief Budget Officer and CEO!! No separation of powers in Harney County.

    Grasty also oversees the County’s landfills. A County committee that included Steven Grasty to replace the prior sheriff who had retired to appointed Sheriff Ward. There are two Dave Wards in or surround ing Harney County thank you for correcting me on that !!

    The Problem that I have found is one Dave Ward is a BLM retired that testified against the Hammonds and the appointed Dave Ward Sheriff is getting blamed for the BLM Dave Ward that testified against the Hammonds….are these two Dave Wards Father and Son? …and if not what are the odds of them living in the same area…NO WONDER THEIR IS CONFUSION!……BUT THE FACT STILL REMAINS that Grasty is a crook with many titles and the current Dave Ward is an appointed Sheriff and not elected….THAT IN ITSELF IS HUGE…. And as far as I am concerned both Dave Wards have been involved in the Hammonds case whether directly or indirectly……

  5. Did the hearing officer issue a written decision? What was the basis of his decisions? Did Cruz and Rubio submit written statements? Are they online?

  6. Bob Strauss………..
    …………makes me think of BOSS HOGG………what you have said at least confirms that it is a GOOD OLE BOYS CLUB…….just like the ones that once existed in the backwoods towns throughout the South. Some of these beer guzzling predator groups STILL EXIST………..obviously at Burns, Oregon as well. Some even have a JP KANGAROO COURT.

  7. Found this post
    Here’s one to run around the race track.
    If you can’t prosecute Hillary Clinton, then you can’t prosecute Edward Snowden

    snowden clinton

    “Names of all US foreign covert operatives found on Hillary Clinton non-secure email server. ‘They weren’t marked classified at the time’ says Clinton.”

    Just waiting to see that headline.

    Hillary Clinton’s entire life has been one of abusing the rules. She and her louse husband truly believe they are not bound by the same ethics as everyone else and Bill has admitted it:

    “There’s one set of rules for us and another set for everyone else”
    As far back as Watergate, Hillary Clinton displayed a lack of ethics:
    Jerry Zeifman, a counsel and chief of staff of the House Judiciary Committee,who supervised Clinton on the Watergate investigation. Zeifman’s 2006 book, “Hillary’s Pursuit of Power,” states that she “…engaged in a variety of self-serving unethical practices in violation of House rules.”
    Further his website added:

    “Hillary Clinton is ethically unfit to be either a senator or president – and if she were to become president, the last vestiges of the traditional moral authority of the party of Roosevelt, Truman and Johnson will be destroyed.”
    With no experience whatsoever, Hillary turned a $1000 investment in cattle futures into $100,000. At the link, you’ll find more of Clinton scandals most have forgotten about, including Chinagate, Travelgate, Lootergate and Whitewater.
    A list of 27 famous Clinton lies can be found here.

    Way back in 2009 Clinton signed a document agreeing to protect classified information:

    On January 22nd, 2009, Hillary Clinton signed a Non-Disclosure agreement, or NDA, where she agreed to protect highly classified information, and a failure to do so could result in criminal prosecution.
    “I have been advised that any breach of this Agreement may result in my termination of my access to SCI (Sensitive Compartmented Information) and removal from a position of special confidence,” the NDA reads.

    “I have been advised that any authorized disclosure of SCI by me may constitute violations of United States criminal laws, including provisions of Sections 793, 794, 798 and 952, Title 18 United States Code…” These are provisions of the Espionage Act, and as Fox recently reported, 18 USC 793 subsection (f) is of special interest to the FBI investigation as it includes “gross negligence” in the handling of national defense information.

    In the latest Friday night document dump 2,000 Hillary Clinton emails were made public. Twenty two of them were not released, as they were considered “too damaging” to even release in redacted form. The State Department has been dragging its feet in releasing the Clinton emails and won’t meet a Court ordered deadline to release the remaining emails due to an “internal oversight.”
    Now the Clinton campaign wants the Top Secret emails made public.

    Democrats are attempting to defend Clinton

  8. ……..there has not yet been any information made public as to whether it was the alleged sheriff, or an FBI member who fired the killing shot. I have a gut feeling that nobody will ever find out either, but my gut tells me that it was probably a member of the good ole boys club.

  9. JJ | January 31, 2016 at 2:25 pm |
    Jonah–sad, very sad.
    It’s like you’re the 17 year old that can’t listen to mama when she’s told she is dating a man wrong for her.
    Mama smiles and knows truth wins, but not without pain.
    How dare you insult me!
    I have been visiting Citizen Wells regularly since 2008 and I should be free to express an opinion without being disparaged by a foul mouthed pompous bully such as you. oldsailor and oldsoldier disagreed with my comments about Cruz but they are gentleman and were respectful.




    In 1784, the Maryland Legislature extended “all the Immunities, Rights and Privileges of natural born Citizen” to the Marquis de Lafayette “and his heirs Male forever.”

    And, in 1790, Congress passed a law stating that “the children of ‘citizens’ of the United States that may be born beyond Sea, or out of the limits of the United States shall be considered as “natural born Citizens.” It didn’t specify which parent, mother or father or both, but the background principle of “jus sanguinis” leads to the conclusion that it referred to American fathers.

    The 1790 statute, however, WAS NOT intended to address presidential eligibility. Rather, like earlier English statutes that referred to “natural born subjects,” it exempted children born abroad from the need to follow any other procedures (“to naturalize”) in order to be considered citizens.

    Then in 1940, Congress passed a statute dispensing with the need for a child born abroad to a U.S. citizen mother to naturalize.


    Several things need to be noted her.

    FIRST….. the state of Maryland does not speak for all the other states of the union. Maryland DID NOT have the legal right to declare anyone a ‘natural born citizen….that right was reserved to the United States constitution….so therefore, the Marquis de Lafayette’s declaration to be a “natural-born citizen” of the united States according to the state of Maryland held about as much authority as a lead balloon…..

    SECONDLY……when Congress passed the 1790 law that stated that “children of citizens” of the United States may be born beyond Sea……shall be considered natural-born citizens”….please note that law said CITIZENS….THAT SPELLED OUT PRETTY CLEAR both parents are citizens of the united states…NOT ONE or THE OTHER….but BOTH parents !

    THIRD……That 1790 law WAS NOT intended to address presidential eligibility but was intended to establish citizenship rights to avoid having to go through a ‘naturalization’ to establish a child’s right to be an American.

    So for those of you who still think that CRUZ, who was born in CANADA to an AMERICAN mother and a CUBAN father….I urge you to study your history books….He IS NOT eligible NOW, nor has he EVER been eligible to hold the office of president….

    CRUZ is a “naturalize citizen” and not a “natural-born citizen”…that is all….nothing more and nothing less……

    So my friends, if you believe in our Constitution, please do not ‘cherry-pick” this document……take it at face value….

    Because if we start the destruction process of this document that has kept America free for 239 years…..then nothing else matters will matter, ….

    and we will all be held captive to the whelms and dictates of those who would put us into slavery for their own personal; needs….

    Wise up and start using your God given talents to think, and to read what our Supreme Law, the Constitution says……then act accordingly.

    Don’t be fooled by these ‘snake oil salesmans’ who will tell you they are qualified to become “president of the universe” just by their word s only !

  12. sorry ‘her’ should have been here…

  13. A THOUGHT…….
    …….one can go through his/her life on earth TWISTING WORDS, LYING, or saying NOTHING INTELLIGENT,or doing nothing constructive……..I have learned throughout my 83 years on earth that saying whatever is on my mind in a way which reduces a thought to basics, will usually get the desired results. Simple logic, reasoning, truth, and a lifetime of experience usually supports what I have presented. I do not pretend to be right 100% of the time (I too am human). In addition I whole heartedly enjoy reading what other people think. This is what I call enjoyable diversity, and allows all of us to think well beyond the pale. It is a simple fact that the greater volume of information which a person can avail themselves of the greater is the likelihood that he/she will be a much more informed person. In my youth I had an almost insatiable appetite for knowledge. I spent most of my available free time at our PUBLIC library so that I could learn things that was NOT being taught in any schools at the time. I was a dismal failure at advanced math, but I survived to become skilled at ADDING,SUBTRACTING,DIVIDING, AND MULTIPLYING. I have learned about plain, and solid Geometry,(which helps me even today at my woodworking efforts. I learned about deductive reasoning, and how to use simple logic. All of this has successfully taken me through my life to where I am today. I at no point ever emulated people like Albert Einstein, or Dr.Kaku……..but I have read about their reasoning, and mathematical expertise which has allegedly proven what both have theorized. I very much appreciate what I have learned from their work.
    I have been ridiculed, spit on , and called vile names through my life, yet some of the NAME CALLERS later even had the temerity to telephone me and ask me how to do certain things. I always respond by advising such people that they can probably learn the answer to their question by visiting the library……..just as I STILL do when I have a certain questions.
    I would be remiss if I didn’t acknowledge that I also MAKE MISTAKES…..occasionally financially painful ones……..but once again I reiterate “IT IS WHAT YOU LEARN AFTER YOU ALREADY KNOW IT ALL THAT COUNTS”.

  14. CORRECTION……..I’m NOT sorry…I repeat, I’m NOT sorry….

    Do I have to say it again ?

  15. oldsailor83……


    GOOD POINT my friend…….

    The wisest man to have ever lived once said…….”I know nothing”….

  16. oldsoldier79……….
    …….”I KNOW NOTHING”……….brings to mind Sgt Schultz on Hogan’s Heros.
    har har.

  17. Wells, I would be interested to know if an appeal is contemplated.

  18. oldsoldier79……..
    …………..the words of wisdom about learning were once said to me by my then GP during a visit to his office about 35 years ago. I have never forgotten them. He has been deceased about 25 years.

  19. Rebel Mope……..
    ……….the Illinois election board done exactly what I suspected they would. Their act clearly shows the level of corruption which exists throughut the Illinois government. They are now supporters of ELECTION FRAUD. They are classic examples of the very FRAME WORK of the Illinois Democratic party. They lie to themselves ,and everyone else as well.

  20. IN ADDITION…….
    ……… appeal would be fruitless as well. Now you know what our country has been morphed into………and ONE PERSON acting alone, will have absolutely NO EFFECT WHATSOEVER. ………but I hasten to add that if 200,000 highly incensed, and well armed people converged simultaneously upon the Illinois statehouse, and began CLEANING OUT THE CORRUPTION, I would not be afraid to bet that a hell of a lot would change in Illinois……..very QUICKLY.

  21. IL Election Board voted unanimously that Cruz and Rubio are NBC and rejected objections of Joyce (Cruz) and Graham (Cruz, Rubio)
    Let’s keep up the pressure whenever we see the opportunity.

  22. BillG………
    …………you do not need to look very far to see how many people walking among us are actually young people who are now carrying a Socialist Banner. This fact alone also tells me that they actually want a socialist government……….but sadly NOT ONE OF THEM has ever even been to a socialist country let alone possess any real experience with it, and they ALL will end up whining and crying about the mess they ASKED UPON THEMSELVES. It is doubtful that any of them have the mental capacity to use reason or logic. I say to such people IF YOU THINK SOCIALISM IS SO GREAT GO TO A COUNTRY THAT IS SOCIALIST,AND EXPERIENCE ……REALITY! BETTER STILL WHY NOT JUST RETURN TO THE 4TH CENTURY? MOST OF OUR YOUNG PEOPLE WHO SUPPORT SOCIALISM ALSO THINK MUSLIMS ARE C-O-O-L. I READ THIS MORNING THAT HILLARY IS GAINING OVER BERNIE. BOTH WANT SOCIALISM.

  23. BillG……..
    …………did the election board provide you with a copy of the document bearing the signature of any of the board members? If you have such a document you can file a civil action against the board member who signed the form, because he/she swore to uphold the Constitution. which is a BINDING AGREEMENT upon that member. The problem lies in finding a judge who will uphold the Constitution. All of the Federal Judges are on the Soetoro payroll.

  24. BillG………
    I personally think that it will require several generations before any real change begins to return to America. In the interim I believe that MILLIONS of Americans will have been murdered by the BASTARDS that our young people think are S-O C-O-O-L.

  25. The only thing that could override the election board is an Illinois Congressional Grand jury with a old time HANGING JUDGE as IG. With examples of his handiwork swinging from a live oak tree, then and only then will there be a return to Constitutional values. SADLY it is fast becoming clear that there will need to be some examples made.

  26. “Discussions with Intelligence Community officials have revealed that Ms. Clinton’s “unclassified” emails included Holy Grail items of American espionage such as the true names of Central Intelligence Agency intelligence officers serving overseas under cover. Worse, some of those exposed are serving under non-official cover. NOCs (see this for an explanation of their important role in espionage) are the pointy end of the CIA spear and they are always at risk of exposure – which is what Ms. Clinton’s emails have done.”

    Read more:

  27. oldsailor83 | February 1, 2016 at 1:19 pm |

    Rebel Mope……..
    ……….the Illinois election board done exactly what I suspected they would. Their act clearly shows the level of corruption which exists throughut the Illinois government. They are now supporters of ELECTION FRAUD. They are classic examples of the very FRAME WORK of the Illinois Democratic party. They lie to themselves ,and everyone else as well.
    They are all punting the ball to SCOTUS, peons won’t do anything.

  28. Bill G.
    They just voted & did not explain the basis for their decision?




    Read this post and think twice before you plan a European vacation, or a family for the future ! Both will be severely curtailed !!!

    1) Within 20 years , at the MAXIMUM, the European nations will be totally dominated by the Muslims simply because of the insane immigration policies that the European elites are currently pushing onto the native people of their countries.

    France now has at least a 15% population of Muslims , mainly from the north African countries, In the town of Marseilles in the southern part of France, the Muslim population now stands at 40%, and for all practical purposes the Muslims dominate and govern that city.

    In Sweden and Denmark, these countries are in danger of losing their native nationality. In fact, both countries have recognized this and have now closed their borders to any future resettlement of refugees into their country, and they are now in the process of returning over 30,000 refugees/potential terrorist (?) back to their point of origin….Germany is still accepting huge numbers of these refugees’ which are destroying the areas they have been resettled into. Germany is in some very serious trouble over this refugee invasion. In Spain, over the past 13 years, the Muslim population has expanded by over 800% ! That is not a typo…I said 800%. Can you imagine any country’s population expanding by such leaps and bounds in such a short period of time ?

    Here is a recent PEW estimate of Muslim world population growth

    This Pew research is on a world scale…..

    • If current trends continue, Muslims will make up 26.4% of the world’s total projected population of 8.3 billion in 2030, up from 23.4% of the estimated 2010 world population of 6.9 billion.

    • From 1990 to 2010, the global Muslim population increased at an average annual rate of 2.2%, compared with the projected rate of 1.5% for the period from 2010 to 2030.

    • 79 countries will have a million, or more Muslim inhabitants in 2030, up from 72 countries today.

    • In the United States, the population projections show the number of Muslims more than doubling (that’s a 50% increase) over the next twenty years, rising from 2.6 million in 2010 to 6.2 million in 2030.

    When the Muslim population of any country grows to 5% or more, that country starts having some very serious problems and Muslim demands on ‘change’ will increase with violence and demands.

    • In Europe, the Muslim share of the population is expected to grow by nearly one-third (that’s 33%) over the next 20 years, rising from 6% of the region’s inhabitants in 2010 to 8% in 2030. This spells very serious problems for every country.

    • The UK’s Muslim population is set to rise from 2.9 million now to 5.6 million in 2030 – up from 2% of the UK population to 4.6%. In a nation that currently has only 50.3 million people, That could be a death notice for England.

    Please pay close attention to this: According to PEW;

    This is what the world must come to grips with now, not later.

    The world not wait until 2030 to try and deal with the problem ! If the Muslim population increases by 35% in only 20 years….the next 20 years following 2030, that growth pattern will rise and be over 60%….a point that cannot then be dealt with.

    The world must understand this now….not later. If the world wants to live under Sharia law, and under Muslim control, then “So Mote It Be”…..

    But you must understand that the Christian churches and Christian people of the world will then become Non-existent……..period.

    2) Please note carefully in the video that male Muslims have declared they intend to mate with the native peoples of Europe and practice the principles of thier religion(?) which is Sharia law……they are already raping and killing innocent women all over Europe and apparently the governments of Europe are overlooking these acts fearing reprisals from the mobs of thugs.

    This is fact: Muslim families are reproducing at the rate of 6 to 8 children per marriage ……European and American families produce at a maximum rate of 1 to 2 children per marriage.

    That fact is only the tip of the Muslim iceberg……

    3) If those healthy young 18 to 30 male Muslims then take 6 to 8 wives per their religion, and per their Sharia law…that means they will be producing 22 or more Muslims children per each male family, compare to 1 to 2 children per Christian European/American families where the male has only one wife……..duhhhh…..are you getting the full picture by now?

    3) I hope you payed close attention to the video when it showed how the Muslims are trashing the very countries that are feeding, clothing, and sustaining them. Please also note how violent these Muslims are when the have sufficient numbers to cause problems when their demands are not met……

    Now, In America, Mr. Obama plans to keep bringing those refugee/terrorist suspects into our country. He vows to bring in at least 200,000 before he leaves office next January. Our stupid REPUBLICAN Congress which is no better than the democRats have already approved the funding for this…..

    They have chosen to ignore the problems of our homeless and medically needy Veterans in favor of giving 1.3 BILLION dollars to this ‘importation plan’ to bring 200,000 Muslims into America…..most of them will be young healthy single males between 18 and 30 years old……( Now are you getting a better picture?)

    In 20 years if some solution to the OVER-reproduction ratio of Muslims is not solved, then the entire world will be in danger.

    I am an old man, almost 80 years old now. I do not expect to live 20 more years, so I doubt I will see this ‘World Showdown’ between democracy and Sharia, and between Islam and Christianity, but anyone who is 50 years old or less will.

    One thing everyone must understand about this ‘showdown’. Sharia and democracy CANNOT and WILLNOT exist along side of each other. It would be like trying to mix OIL and WATER……completely opposite of each other.

    Also when it come to religion, Islam and Christianity CANNOT and WILL NOT co-exist. ( I laugh every time I see one of those Co-Exist bumper stickers on an idiot’s car). Although the Christian religions are willing to try and co-exist with Islam, Islam will not tolerate that status when they become a majority….the Koran dictates that also.

    Now back to the future of 20 years from now. It will not be a pretty transition for today’s babies to have to endure and go through. When the Muslims are a majority and Islam dominates, then you will either convert and accept Islam as your religion, or you will die as a Christian……that will be the only choice you have to make…

    There will be no discussions, and no exceptions….you will either be one, or be the other. You will be either a living convert to Islam, or you will be a dead Christian who died for his faith.

    Please understand also that this ‘showdown’ will be worldwide event. It will not be localized as it now is in the middle east. It will be a ‘world showdown’ on a massive scale never before seen by mankind because the Koran dictates that Islam will rule the world, and every Muslim strictly believes this to be the truth, even those in America that now profess to all non-Muslims that Islam is really a “religion of peace”, when in fact, and by all historical facts and records, Islam paints a dark stormy picture of many centuries of violence, pain, bloodshed, and destruction.

    Do not believe anyone who tells you differently.

    For any family that has a young child now, or is planning to start a family, my heart goes out to you…..your child will be faced with some terrible and very hard decisions that our generation will leave on your doorstep to solve…. unless we deal with this ever expanding Muslim growth problem now, not later.,…..

    And sadly, I do not believe the world is willing to do so at this time.

    So you have been forewarned…and to be forewarned is to be forearmed.

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