Republican loser sues newly elected Latina legislator, claiming she wasn’t born in the US (she was)
A failed Republican candidate for office has sued a newly elected Democratic state legislator, claiming without any evidence that U.S.-born Latina Raquel Terán, who won her seat to the Arizona House of Representatives last week, isn’t a U.S. citizen.
“Just now as I was sitting at home with Eddie and EJ, putting the finishing touches on our Thank You email, my doorbell rang . . . and guess what? I’ve just been served!” Terán wrote in a Facebook post. “A lawsuit has been filed challenging my citizenship. I now must appear in court next week.”
This is actually the second time that Alice Novoa, “a perennial Republican candidate and conspiracy theorist” who ran for state secretary of state this year, according to AZ Central, has sued Terán. Novoa also sued in 2012, when Terán unsuccessfully ran for state office. “That lawsuit was swiftly dismissed, and Terán’s attorney provided a copy of her birth certificate, according to court records.”