In Kansas, birtherism is alive and well. Recently, a group of Republican leaders trying to get President Barack Obama’s name removed from the voting ballots in November because they said he did not have a legitimate birth certificate. Now, they are reining in their efforts, according to Kansas City’s Fox 4 News local station.
Obama’s mother was born in Kansas but his father was born in Kenya. That alone does not make Obama a U.S. citizen. But the long-form birth certificate Obama released shows he was born in Honolulu, Hawaii, and Hawaii officials confirm he was born there. That would make Obama a legal U.S. citizen. Montgomery, though, claims the birth certificate was doctored and questions whether Obama is truly a U.S. citizen since his father was not an American.
The Kansas Objections Board consists of three Republican politicians: Secretary of State Kris Kobach, Attorney General Derek Schmidt, and Lt. Gov. Jeff Colyer. After hearing arguments Thursday, the Board voted to delay until Monday a decision on whether to take the President’s name off the ballot. They want to hear from the President and receive more documentation on this issue.
Kansas Democratic Party Chairwoman Joan Wagnon said the allegations are absurd and insulting, adding the issue has already been resolved.
Read more at Fox 4 News.