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Arizona Secretary of State Threatens to Remove Obama from Ballot
White House Dossier ^ | May 18, 2012 | Keith Koffler

Posted on 05/18/2012 6:33:21 AM PDT by Smokeyblue

Arizona Secretary of State Ken Bennett is threatening to keep President Obama’s name off the state’s ballot in November unless he receives confirmation from Hawaii that it has a valid birth certificate on file for him.

Bennett, who spoke to Arizona radio host Mike Broomhead Thursday, said he requested the confirmation eight weeks ago and has not gotten it. Hawaii, he said, does not have to supply a certified copy of the birth certificate, merely send him an email confirming that it has one.

Asked by Broomhead if he would remove Obama’s name from the ballot if Hawaii fails to comply, Bennett said: “That’s possible. Or the other option would be that I would ask all the candidates, including the president, to submit a certified copy of their birth certificate.”

Despite overwhelming evidence that Obama was born in Hawaii, the issue of his birth continues to dog him. Thursday, Breitbart Big Government reported on a promotional booklet by Obama’s own literary agency listing him as having been born in Kenya.

Bennett said Hawaii law permits government officials to request verification of possession of a birth certificate in lieu of a certified copy.

“They could say yes tomorrow and the whole thing goes away,” Bennett said. “If they can’t say yes to that simple question, than it makees we wonder if we have to take it to another level. One way or another, we have to have some simple verification that people are qualified for the office if they’re going to be on the ballot here in Arizona.”

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TOPICS: Politics
KEYWORDS: arizona; bennett; birthcertificate; certifigate; hawaii; kenbennett; naturalborncitizen; obama
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1 posted on 05/18/2012 6:33:33 AM PDT by Smokeyblue
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To: Smokeyblue

“Hawaii, he said, does not have to supply a certified copy of the birth certificate, merely send him an email confirming that it has one.”

What a scam.


2 posted on 05/18/2012 6:34:12 AM PDT by Smokeyblue
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To: LucyT; butterdezillion

Ping


3 posted on 05/18/2012 6:35:15 AM PDT by Smokeyblue
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To: Smokeyblue

Zippy was not born in the U.S. and he cannot prove he was. His citizenship is no longer in doubt.


4 posted on 05/18/2012 6:39:34 AM PDT by BerryDingle (I know how to deal with communists, I still wear their scars on my back from Hollywood-Ronald Reagan)
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To: Smokeyblue
It's not enough for Hawaii to SAY Obama was born in their state. Obama should be removed from the ballot PERIOD?
5 posted on 05/18/2012 6:40:19 AM PDT by BMC1 (OBAMA IS A THUG RUNNING A GANGSTER GOVERNMENT)
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To: Smokeyblue
It's not enough for Hawaii to SAY Obama was born in their state. Obama should be removed from the ballot PERIOD?
6 posted on 05/18/2012 6:40:19 AM PDT by BMC1 (OBAMA IS A THUG RUNNING A GANGSTER GOVERNMENT)
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To: Smokeyblue

Arizona Secy of State. THIS is the American legal constitutionalists style that made America the Great Nation it is... Charge On! Drum Roll. Put up or shut up.


7 posted on 05/18/2012 6:43:59 AM PDT by rovenstinez
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To: Smokeyblue

Arizona Secy of State. THIS is the American legal constitutionalists style that made America the Great Nation it is... Charge On! Drum Roll. Put up or shut up.


8 posted on 05/18/2012 6:43:59 AM PDT by rovenstinez
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To: Smokeyblue

It’s a sham as well as a scam. On the other hand, he’s probably preserving a way to avoid a regime-initiated visit from an IRS proctologist.


9 posted on 05/18/2012 6:45:48 AM PDT by glennaro
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To: Smokeyblue

I think Obama and his family are going to flee the country on November 4, 2012.


10 posted on 05/18/2012 6:46:07 AM PDT by ILS21R (John Locke: When the social contract is broken, the people must revolt.)
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To: rovenstinez

“Put up or shut up.”

Read the article. It’s not “put up or shut up”, it’s yes or no. It’s a weasels way out. Horrid.


11 posted on 05/18/2012 6:46:31 AM PDT by Smokeyblue
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To: Smokeyblue
The Diversion Continues.

Even if Barry Soetoro aka Barack Hussein Obama had been birthed in the Lincoln Bedroom of the White House Obama is NOT a NATURAL BORN CITIZEN.

12 posted on 05/18/2012 6:47:57 AM PDT by ASA Vet (Natural-born citizens, are those born in the country, of parents who are citizens. De Vattel)
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To: BMC1
It's not enough for Hawaii to SAY Obama was born in their state.

And yet apparently they won't even do that.

13 posted on 05/18/2012 6:49:25 AM PDT by kevkrom (Those in a rush to trample the Constitution seem to forget that it is the source of their authority.)
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To: Smokeyblue

This simple mind thinks that it is incumbent for the Secretary of State of all 57 states to do due diligence to validate the candidacy of folks on the respective state’s ballot.

Not to do so would be negligence.


14 posted on 05/18/2012 6:50:09 AM PDT by seton89 (Pecunia in arboribus non crescit.)
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To: ASA Vet
The Diversion Continues. Even if Barry Soetoro aka Barack Hussein Obama had been birthed in the Lincoln Bedroom of the White House Obama is NOT a NATURAL BORN CITIZEN.

You nailed it.

15 posted on 05/18/2012 6:51:16 AM PDT by exit82 (Democrats are the enemies of freedom. Be Andrew Breitbart.)
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To: Smokeyblue
I have another take on this. You try and put the squeeze e Sheriff Joe and we put the squeeze on YOU! YOUR MOVE!
16 posted on 05/18/2012 6:52:29 AM PDT by WellyP (REAL)
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To: Smokeyblue

bookmark


17 posted on 05/18/2012 6:54:14 AM PDT by DFG ("Dumb, Dependent, and Democrat is no way to go through life" - Louie Gohmert (R-TX))
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To: kevkrom

That’s right. They know he wasn’t born in Hawaii. Cover up.


18 posted on 05/18/2012 6:56:13 AM PDT by BMC1 (OBAMA IS A THUG RUNNING A GANGSTER GOVERNMENT)
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To: Smokeyblue
I read the article. The Secretary of State is doing what he is required I doubt he wants to do this. Obama has some wiggle room it would seem depending on how Romney reacts.

If Romney is anything like McCain he will do everything he can to help Obama.

19 posted on 05/18/2012 6:57:25 AM PDT by Steve Van Doorn (*in my best Eric Cartman voice* 'I love you, guys')
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To: ILS21R

I think odingo skipping town is very probable.

He has been raising lots of campaign cash (MF global) and he is not sharing any of his raised cash with his fellow dimrats.

His heart is in Kenya. Early in his first term, rahm and several others working for him made multiple trips to Kenya. It was reported in the news, but only as a minor story, nothing to see here, move on type stories.

He has managed to set the table for financial destruction and/or a terrorist attack. Why would he want to be here when the shtf?

My thinking is that he is going through the motions, raising tons of cash from his supporters, socking it away and making plans to skip town on election day. It would cause a lot of political chaos, but what does he care.
He’s not one of us.


20 posted on 05/18/2012 6:57:44 AM PDT by Texas resident (November 6 - Vote Against obama)
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To: Steve Van Doorn

“Hawaii, he said, does not have to supply a certified copy of the birth certificate, merely send him an email confirming that it has one.”

They will e-mail back that “yes” he has a birth certificate. They just won’t say it’s from Kenya.


21 posted on 05/18/2012 7:00:31 AM PDT by Smokeyblue
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To: Smokeyblue

Good luck hearing from Hawaii Ken. You can’t confirm what you don’t have.


22 posted on 05/18/2012 7:01:00 AM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: Smokeyblue

23 posted on 05/18/2012 7:02:21 AM PDT by tumblindice (Our new, happy lives.)
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To: Smokeyblue
Hawaii has already stated that they have the certifed birth certificate, but for some reason have not been able to find it.

We've seen a couple of forgeries of the document, and the Governor of Hawaii has stated that the COLB doesn't exist.

Who is going to step forward and tell obama to "poop or get off the pot"?

This game has gone on long enough.
24 posted on 05/18/2012 7:04:14 AM PDT by FrankR
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To: Smokeyblue

“Despite overwhelming evidence that Obama was born in Hawaii,......”

Such as??????


25 posted on 05/18/2012 7:04:46 AM PDT by CrappieLuck
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To: Smokeyblue

So, is Bennet saying he’ll just take their word for it, they just have to answer his question?


26 posted on 05/18/2012 7:05:06 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: Smokeyblue

Love Arizona for their courage; steadfastness in the face of the most corrupted Administration; ever. . .May Justice Prevail.


27 posted on 05/18/2012 7:06:41 AM PDT by cricket (Calling Marco Rubio; Allen West. . .because they are NOT afraid. And neither was/is Newt. . .)
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To: Smokeyblue

“...Despite overwhelming evidence that Obama was born in Hawaii,...”

What was the writer of ths drek on when this was penned? There is no such firm, uncontested evidence regarding his birth in Hawaii or anywhere else. Unless his was the second virgin birth in history, then there is aither a certified long form birth certificate for ole Jug Ears or he crept out from under a rock. It one or the other.


28 posted on 05/18/2012 7:08:58 AM PDT by NCC-1701 (In Memphis on January 20, 2009, pump price were $1.49. We all know what happened after that.)
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To: Smokeyblue
What a scam.

Or it gives Sheriff Joe a piece of document fraud to pounce on if they send a letter stating that they have the BC when they don't. I'm not a legal expert, but doesn't this give AZ standing?

29 posted on 05/18/2012 7:09:52 AM PDT by Sirius Lee (When we cease to be good we'll cease to be great. Be for Goode.)
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To: Smokeyblue
“Hawaii, he said, does not have to supply a certified copy of the birth certificate, merely send him an email confirming that it has one.”

I predict they'll wait until the very last minute, then send that email. That will get him on the ballot, and prevent anyone from having enough time to mount any kind of challenge to it before the election.

30 posted on 05/18/2012 7:12:25 AM PDT by tacticalogic ("Oh, bother!" said Pooh, as he chambered his last round.)
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To: Smokeyblue
"Despite overwhelming evidence that Obama was born in Hawaii"?

What "overwhelming evidence", the Photoshopped documents?

31 posted on 05/18/2012 7:13:39 AM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: ILS21R
I think Obama and his family are going to flee the country on November 4, 2012.

THAT would be a Godsend!
32 posted on 05/18/2012 7:13:48 AM PDT by RandallFlagg (Look for the union label, then buy elsewhere.)
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To: Smokeyblue
Excellent move.

The man also needs good personal security now. These are some serious Marxist-Leninists who will kill to keep power.

I will donate to any group that can further this in Arizona and other states.

33 posted on 05/18/2012 7:16:15 AM PDT by AmericanInTokyo (The parallels of elected dictator Hugo Chavez & his incremental socialism--to Obama--is creepy!)
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To: ILS21R
I think Obama and his family are going to flee the country on November 4, 2012.

I wish them the same success as the Ceausescus enjoyed in December '89 when their regime finally imploded.
34 posted on 05/18/2012 7:19:24 AM PDT by mkjessup (Romney is to conservatism what Helen Thomas is to a high fashion model walkway.)
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Seems to me if Hawaii can’t find the documentation, they don’t have the documentation. “I just know it’s around here somewhere!” is not good enough. Although they will still be allowed to get away with it.


35 posted on 05/18/2012 7:19:24 AM PDT by Jenny217
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To: CrappieLuck

What? You’re not convinced by a newspaper birth announcement and the White House listing the wrong hospital he was allegedly born in? You’re mighty skeptical, I must say.


36 posted on 05/18/2012 7:21:13 AM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: Smokeyblue

you misunderstand. the process has two parts
confirm the certificate exists
reuire all candidates to submit

I f Hawaii does not respond, the Messiah and all others will then be required to submit and he will not be able to do so.

He is being forced into a corner


37 posted on 05/18/2012 7:24:45 AM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... Present failure and impending death yield irrational action))
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To: Smokeyblue
lil background here....I'm in Phoenix and was a Freeper who was at both Sheriff Joe pressers.....Our Sec of State , Bennett is a rock....a Charton Heston type, church manners, big smile,double smart,and all BUSINESS.

Bennett was late to the show until the Selective Service Card and Hawaii stonewallin....

When SOS Bennett says the One may not be on the ballot, someone ax’d....well we can write him in,

Absolutely you can write him in, we just can't count it

I love that part

As a witnessed sidenote of the March 1st presser...

the room was filled with shuffled noise, nervous feet and butts in chairs being not still.

As the story unwound, some screamed agenda but the story kept defeating that BS claim.....

then that 3td video played......no shuffle noise, not nervous feet just an explosion of deep space silence

That was when the Selective Service Card was shown and diced and sliced

At that moment, everyone in that room knew the One was busted

Even Satan bowed his head in a facepalm and aid “ shit”.

38 posted on 05/18/2012 7:26:14 AM PDT by advertising guy ( Slo Joe Biden " I promise you the President has a big stick, but Michelle's is bigger ")
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To: Smokeyblue
Despite overwhelming evidence that Obama was born in Hawaii

To my knowledge NOT ONE court in our Republic has "evidence" of Barack Hussein Obama's birth place. The only thing our nation has is "hearsay" of Barack Hussein Obama's birthplace and "documented proof" of birth record forgeries!

39 posted on 05/18/2012 7:28:49 AM PDT by missnry (The truth will set you free ... and drive liberals Crazy!)
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To: ProtectOurFreedom
What? You’re not convinced by a newspaper birth announcement and the White House listing the wrong hospital he was allegedly born in? You’re mighty skeptical, I must say.

"shut up, birther", he explained.

40 posted on 05/18/2012 7:29:28 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: advertising guy

They may be backed into a corner in Arizona,
but since no other SoS has the balls to do this,

they’ll delay as long as possible before getting disqualified in Az,
so that other states won’t “domino”.


41 posted on 05/18/2012 7:31:00 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: glennaro

If the lame-stream, liberal-left, communist-progressive, state-run media were doing its job, this guy would not be on the ballot in any of the “57” States!!!!!


42 posted on 05/18/2012 7:34:43 AM PDT by Mr. Wright
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To: ILS21R

I’ve long wondered where he will spend his exile years.


43 posted on 05/18/2012 7:34:43 AM PDT by .45 Long Colt
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To: MrB

too late....there are over 15 States ATTN Generals

ready to pull the same trigger


44 posted on 05/18/2012 7:35:01 AM PDT by advertising guy ( Slo Joe Biden " I promise you the President has a big stick, but Michelle's is bigger ")
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To: Smokeyblue; Berlin_Freeper; Hotlanta Mike; Silentgypsy; repubmom; HANG THE EXPENSE; Nepeta; ...


Arizona Secretary of State Ken Bennett is threatening to keep President Obama’s name off the state’s ballot in November unless he receives confirmation from Hawaii that it has a valid birth certificate on file for him.

“They could say yes tomorrow and the whole thing goes away,” Bennett said. “If they can’t say yes to that simple question, than it makees we wonder if we have to take it to another level. One way or another, we have to have some simple verification that people are qualified for the office if they’re going to be on the ballot here in Arizona.”

45 posted on 05/18/2012 7:44:43 AM PDT by Brown Deer (Pray for 0bama. Psalm 109:8)
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To: advertising guy; mickie
Thanks for making the effort to go to all these important pressers, AG. You're doing freepmanship service!

It's so fortunate that here at FR we're able to get timely personal observations garnered from an actual live event.

We know the MSM withholds what it doesn't want us to hear or know.

Your report is detailed, important, factual, informative....and much appreciated.

HURRAH FOR FREEPER ADVERTISING GUY!

Leni

46 posted on 05/18/2012 7:52:30 AM PDT by MinuteGal
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To: Smokeyblue
“Hawaii, he said, does not have to supply a certified copy of the birth certificate, merely send him an email confirming that it has one.” What a scam.

Two State Government Officials - elected by the US Citizens - "CERTIFIYING" to each other that the NBC actually exists!!! What a concept - Obama will destroy AZ Sect of State.

Hawaii governor can't find Obama birth certificate

Hawaii governor hasn't found Obama's birth certificate yet
47 posted on 05/18/2012 7:56:10 AM PDT by Cheerio (Barry Hussein Soetoro-0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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To: WellyP

Yep - that’s how I see it, somebody has Joe’s back! ...you gotta love the Constitutional Republic!

To Obama: the constitution exists precisely for those that wish there weren’t one!

He really thought that the states don’t have any clout.


48 posted on 05/18/2012 7:57:35 AM PDT by fuzzylogic (welfare state = sharing consequences of poor moral choices among everybody)
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To: Smokeyblue

Hopefully, the AZ sec of state worded his question a little more precise:

Do you have a certified copy of a birth certificate that verifies that Barak Hussein Obama was born in Hawaii?

If the AZ sec of state omitted the “born in Hawaii”, they could just have a certified copy of a birth certificate that says Barry was born in Kenya.


49 posted on 05/18/2012 7:59:58 AM PDT by ChiefJayStrongbow
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To: ASA Vet
per your tagline - (Natural-born citizens, are those born in the country, of parents who are citizens. De Vattel)

Even the dumbest libtard cannot argue that the Chicago Jesus' father held American citizenship - he was a Kenyan BRIT.
50 posted on 05/18/2012 8:00:14 AM PDT by Cheerio (Barry Hussein Soetoro-0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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