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Florida judge dismisses birther lawsuit against Cruz, Rubio

Associated Press

WASHINGTON – A Florida judge is dismissing a suit demanding that Republican presidential candidates Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz be taken off the March 15 ballot in Florida’s GOP primary because they are not “natural-born citizens.”

Michael Voeltz, a registered Republican voter from Broward County, filed the suit against Rubio and Cruz.

Cruz was born in Calgary, Canada, to an American mother and Cuban father. Rubio is a U.S. citizen by birth. He was born in Miami to Cuban immigrant parents.

Alex Burgos, a Rubio campaign spokesman, described the lawsuit Friday as “ridiculous.”

Broward County Judge John Bowman said Voeltz showed no evidence he was being harmed and that, like anyone else, could exercise his right to vote.