Bill Would Require Obama to Prove Citizenship for Presidential Primary

Georgia sponsor says that president's citizenship is still "unresolved."

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According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, a new bill would require Barack Obama to provide proof of birth to get on Georgia primary ballot. The paper's Jim Galloway reported today:

State Rep. Mark Hatfield, R-Waycross, just handed me a copy of his new bill, HB 401, which would require President Barack Obama to provide certified proof of his birth to the Georgia secretary of state in order to appear on next year's presidential primary and general election ballots.

The measure will get its first hearing on Wednesday. Read the bill here.

Hatfield attempted similar legislation last year.

"I think the issue with our sitting president has been left unresolved for a significant length of time that people have concerns," Hatfield said.

Even Georgia House Republican leaders aren't entirely on board with this -- many of their signatures are missing from the proposed legislation. And Gov. Nathan Deal, who as a congressman signed a letter to Obama requesting such documentation, has said he is satisfied that Obama is indeed a natural-born U.S. citizen.

Maybe Hatfield will eventually take a clue and get over the long-settled issue once and for all. Or perhaps someone should introduce a bill requiring that he provide documentation of his ability to prioritize when it comes to legislating.

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