The Hawaii attorney general’s office has told Bennett that there are steps he must take in order to confirm President Obama’s records.
Those steps include Bennett proving proof that he “legitimately needs confirmation” in order to update the records at his office.
Bennett said last week that he had asked the state of Hawaii for verification of the president’s birth.
Bennett added that he would consider taking President Obama’s name off of the ballot during this fall’s presidential elections if Hawaii didn’t comply with his request.
Bennett underscored that he is not a “birther,” and added that he believes President Obama was, in fact, born in the United States.
He said, though, that he had received about 1,200 emails from Arizona voters who were concerned about President Obama’s birth certificate and he felt obliged to follow up.
President Obama released his long form birth certificate in 2011 after some questioned whether he was actually born in the state of Hawaii.
Sheriff Joe Arpaio has been investigating the President’s birth records since last summer, and has said that his investigation revealed a likelihood that the President’s birth certificate was “a fraud.”
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- Arizona Elections Chief Ken Bennett Wants Proof of Obama’s Citizenship (blippitt.com)
- Ken Bennett, Arizona Secretary Of State, Gets Response From Hawaii On Obama … – Huffington Post (huffingtonpost.com)
- Arizona’s Top Election Official Goes Birther, Threatens To Keep Obama Off The Ballot (thinkprogress.org)
- Ken Bennett Wants To See Obama’s Birth Certificate Before Barack’s Name Will Appear On Arizona’s Ballot (inquisitr.com)