Ted Cruz ballot objection to be heard in court

CHICAGO (WLS) -- A challenge to Republican Ted Cruz being on the ballot in Illinois will be heard in court Friday.

Cruz was born in Canada, but he has said he is eligible to run for president because his mother was a U.S. citizen.

Lawrence Joyce of Poplar Grove disagrees. He's concerned about what could happen if Cruz is the Republican nominee, saying the Democrats could file a challenge in the fall.

"At that point, all of his fundraising would dry up. And his support in the polls would drop dramatically. He may be forced at that point to resign the nomination," Joyce said.

Joyce filed an objection with the Illinois Board of Elections but it was denied.
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