Who Is Running For President In 2020 (So Far)?

The number of candidates for the U.S. Democratic presidential primaries in 2020 rose to 19 this week, with former vice president Joe Biden making his long-expected announcement.

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Among the field of candidates are nine sitting members of Congress, six women and also six minority candidates. Other bids came from former and current mayors, former Congressmen, a governor, an entrepreneur and a self-help author who has been called Oprah’s spiritual adviser.

Some candidates had decided to form what is called an exploratory committee ahead of a proper campaign announcement, but all of them have since announced a full-fledged run for president.

There are two candidates for the Republican primaries so far: the current president of the United States, Donald Trump and former governor of Massachusetts, William Weld. Trump filed for a 2020 run on Jan 20, 2017, the day of his inauguration, according to the Federal Election Commission. Weld had previously been associated with the Libertarian party, but changed his affiliation back to Republican ahead of his campaign announcement and filing with the FEC on April 1.

via zerohedge

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  1. Two candidates on the Democrat side, so far, are NOT constitutionally eligible to BE president or vice president. Only two offices require a “natural born citizen”. All others may be “citizens”. A natural born citizen is someone born on U.S. soil to a citizen father and a citizen mother.
    Kamala Harris was born in Oakland, CA in 1964. Her mother, from India, had moved here in 1960. Her Jamaican father moved here in 1961. They had not lived in the U.S. long enough to have become citizens, which takes a minimum of 5 years residence. Kamala is a “citizen” only through the 14th Amendment, but not a natural born citizen because her parents were foreign nationals, not citizens.
    Tulsi Gabbard is a “citizen”, born of two citizen parents, but she was born in American Samoa, which is an unorganized, unincorporated U.S. territory, but which does NOT grant U.S. citizenship to children born there. It is NOT U.S. soil for constitutional purposes. Tulsi is a “naturalized by congressional statute” citizen, not a natural born citizen!
    “Although those Americans who acquire their citizenship under statutes conferring citizenship on the foreign-born children of citizens are not popularly thought of as naturalized citizens, the use of the word “naturalize”in this way has a considerable constitutional history. Congress is empowered by the Constitution to “establish an uniform Rule of Naturalization,” Art. I, § 8. Anyone acquiring citizenship solely under the exercise of this power is, constitutionally speaking, a naturalized citizen.”
    -Rogers v. Bellei, 401 U.S. 815 (1971)
    Barack Obama was never eligible, even if he had been born in the White House, because his Kenyan, British subject father was not a citizen. He was the biggest fraud ever perpetrated on the American voters. We don’t need any more usurpers of the presidency!

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