Birthers Sue California Over Candidate Eligibility For Ballot

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (CBS/AP) — People who believe President Barack Obama was born in Africa have filed a lawsuit demanding California’s secretary of state verify the eligibility of presidential candidates before allowing them on the November ballot.

Minor party politicians and voters aligned with the so-called birthers movement filed the suit in Sacramento that also raises questions about Mitt Romney’s eligibility to run for president.

Attorney Gary Kreep told the Los Angeles Times that stems from Romney’s parents living in Mexico for many years.

The suit was filed by Republican primary write-in candidate John Albert Dummett Jr., Markham Robinson of the American Independent Party of California and others. Robinson was among those who claimed in 2009 Obama was ineligible to be president.

Obama has released a birth certificate showing he was born in Honolulu.

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  1. kh says:

    I am so sick and tired of these winy babies crying foul over spilt milk. Romney and President Obama are citizen;s of the United States. Get over your racist views, WE HAVE A BLACK PRESIDENT, DEAL WITH IT!!!!!

    1. Teo says:

      kh,
      it’s not about the race or the color of the guy. It’s about following the letter of the law. Normal people can see past the race. You clearly can’t.

      Obama will be voted out in November anyway so this whole talk of race is useless.

      This country would rather vote for a black MAN than a woman of any color. Hillary should have been the President, but the socialist forces appointed this clueless puppet instead.

      1. ebon says:

        Yep its about the Color. If you read the laws of Hawaii (one would hope you did) you would find the President followed the letter of the law and that Hawaii officials vouched for the Presidents birth there. To claim that Hawaiian officials under a Republican Governor would falsify the records of a Democrat running for office would indicate a level of paranoia beyond belief. Therefore if it looks like a duck and quacks like a duck then its definitely about the color

      2. Eric Domejean says:

        Teo, It has been proven. It is clearly race and you can spin it what ever way you want but it is pure racisim

      3. kh says:

        You do not need to reply to ignorance, it is what it is. He is a repulican tea bagger and knows no better. Not an excuse but an explanation of his racist views that he himself cannot or will not come to terms with

  2. Pat says:

    kh,
    it’s not about the race or the color of the guy. It’s about following the letter of the law. Normal people can see past the race. You clearly can’t.

    Obama will be voted out in November anyway so this whole talk of race is useless.

    This country would rather vote for a black MAN than a woman of any color. Hillary should have been the President, but the socialist forces appointed this clueless puppet instead.

  3. MK says:

    “Birthers” Sure. No media bias there. Same as with “teabaggers.”

    Hey “Pat”, copy and paste much?

  4. ebon says:

    Yep its about the Color. If you read the laws of Hawaii (one would hope you did) you would find the President followed the letter of the law and that Hawaii officials vouched for the Presidents birth there. To claim that Hawaiian officials under a Republican Governor would falsify the records of a Democrat running for office would indicate a level of paranoia beyond belief. Therefore if it looks like a duck and quacks like a duck then its definitely about the color

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