Arizona Citizens Say They Want Proof of Candidate’s Eligibility

Arizona is no doubt the center of the birther issue in the United States.  For the past six months, the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Department Cold Case Posse has been conducting an investigation into Barack Obama’s birth certificate and Selective Service card.  While the national media has turned a deaf ear on the March 1 announcement of the Posse’s findings, the state’s media has been listening and so have the people of Arizona.

Last week, the Morrison Institute for Public Policy at Arizona State University released their latest poll which indicated that 60% of those polled support a birther bill that would require all candidates to prove that they meet the eligibility requirements for the office they are seeking.  Not surprising, 76% of Republicans polled said they favor a birther law and 58% of Democrats were against the measure.

Democrats are against having to prove eligibility and they are against voter id.  They seem to be afraid of trying to win elections legally and support any measure that allows for voter corruption and fraud.

However measures are being taken in Arizona that will help candidate fraud.  State Rep Carl Seel has been pushing his birther bill since last year.  This Wednesday, House Bill 2480 was approved by the Arizona Senate Government Reform Committee.  The birther bill would require anyone running for President or Vice President of the United States to have their political party file an affidavit with the Arizona Secretary of State’s office declaring the candidates meet all office eligibility requirements.  The bill also states that the requirements for President include that the candidate be a natural born citizen of the US.

Again, to no surprise, Republicans voted for the bill and Democrats voted against it.  The committee consists of four Republicans and two Democrats and the vote was 4-2 in favor of the bill.

The one complaint I have on the new birther bill is that it only requires the Democratic Party to file an affidavit with the state certifying that Barack Obama meets all of the eligibility requirements.  Who in the Democratic Party would be willing to stand up and say that Obama does not meet those requirements?  If they support voter and candidate fraud, what makes anyone believe that they wouldn’t lie on the affidavit for Obama? It would be the same as asking one criminal to stand up for another.

Seel’s earlier version of the bill would have required the Arizona Secretary of State to personally verify the natural born citizenship requirement has been met, but that was removed from the current version that passed the House and is now being considered in the state Senate.

I personally believe that every state’s Secretary of State be required to ascertain that everyone running for political office in their state meet the eligibility requirements and not just accept a statement from the political party saying so.

I do know that in the case of Maricopa County, the final approval of a candidate’s eligibility rests with the County Sheriff, which just happens to be Joe Arpaio.  Maricopa County encompasses the city of Phoenix and surrounding communities, eight of which have populations of over 100,000.  There are nearly 4 million people in Maricopa County, so Arpaio’s decision of whether or not to allow Obama on the ballot could make a significant impact on the November general election.

Clearly, the people of Arizona are watching the Cold Case Posse investigation of Obama’s eligibility and have indicated that the majority of them want proof.  The Arizona legislature is acting on those demands and so is Arizona Secretary of State Ken Bennett.  As Secretary of State, he is requesting verification of Obama’s birth documents from Hawaiian officials.  He has stated that if he does not receive the documentation requested, that Barack Obama’s name will not appear on any ballot within the state of Arizona come November.  Bennett issued the following written statement,

“Because of the importance and profile of the president’s case, and at the request of many constituents, I have gone the extra step of asking the state of Hawaii to verify the facts contained in his birth certificate.  Hawaii is bound by their own statutes to provide such verifications to other state officials in their official duties.

“With all due respect, the [Arpaio] investigation has not proven anything other than raised probable cause that the birth certificate posted on the White House website ‘may be’ a forgery. The next lawful step would be for the sheriff’s office to turn their findings over to the county attorney for prosecution.  Evidence would be brought on both sides and a judge should issue a decision.

“Whether or not that happens, if Hawaii can’t or won’t provide verification of the president’s birth certificate, I will not put his name on the ballot.”

“I can tell from the tone and language of your letters that the only acceptable outcome for you is that his name not be on the ballot, period. That may be what happens, but under my watch, it won’t happen based on opinions, petitions, probability or pledges to support or oppose me in the 2014 governor’s race. My oath of office is to uphold the Constitution and laws of our state and country, and I’m going to do that by following the law.”

Now all eyes are looking forward to Sheriff Joe’s June press conference where he has promised to reveal more damaging evidence against the Obama and his documentation presented to the American people to try to prove his eligibility.  They will also be watching to see if Hawaii cooperates with Bennett’s request, especially since Hawaii has passed legislation barring compliance with any requests for Obama’s documentation.

If you ask me, the best case scenario would be for Hawaii to refuse Bennett’s request and force Bennett to keep Obama’s name off the November ballot.  Additionally, I agree that Arpaio needs to work with the Maricopa County Attorney and file charges against Obama for the forgery and fraud he is perpetrating against the people of Maricopa County and the rest of the US.


  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=655193265 John Pendleton

    As an Retired Army Ranger I can only say Go Bennet go. and three cheers for Sheriff Joe.

    • RACISTPIG

      AIRBORNE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • PMDavis

      Yahoo for Arizona! Keep it up and all you other states need to follow suit!

  • RACISTPIG

    SHERIFF JOE IS GOING TO LOCK HIS EVIL, ILLEGAL, INCOMPETENT, MUSLIM BLACK A Z Z UP AND PUT THE PINK SKIVVIES ON HIM.

    GOD BLESS YOU SHERIFF JOE.

    • horvath38

      Don't Forget Pink Tongs ,It Will Fit Nice On Hes S kine Azz !

  • FrankCastle

    Democrats are proving, to be as big an ENEMY of AMERICAN VALUES as the REDS are!!! We should consider treating BOTH,,IDENTICALLY!!

    • http://twitter.com/MacdonaldCory Macdonald Cory

      The Democratic Party is the enemy of the People.

      • rocquedog

        And they will be taken care of just as soon as Obuma and Soros get their State of Emergency=Civil War event. Right after the Imposter is placed in cuffs along with his daddy, Soros.

  • Proudamerican

    More states need to join in this forcing of obama to show his hand! This must happen America! Our country is being taken over by a 100% PHONY. Only 1 state in our country has the guts to stand up to obama? Doesnt say much for the rest of us huh??? Sad AND Sickening is how it makes me-how about you???? Maybe this is coming out now for a reason- maybe that reason is how obama will justify declaring martial law because he knows America will respond.

    • Real Veteran

      Proudamerican? Why aren't you performing military service, Mr Hawk? Scared or just plain chicken?

      • Proudamerican

        Gfy- I have already served in the Seabees during the Vietnam war a**hole. You may have heard about it-it was in all the papers. You can read cant you?? I am locked and loaded and ready to do what I swore to do years and years ago and that is to defend my country against enemies-both foreign and domestic. That probably includes a**holes like you.

  • http://twitter.com/MacdonaldCory Macdonald Cory

    The Arizona law should impose a prison term and millions of dollars in fines for falsifying applications for running for President. I really hope someone goes to jail for that fraud in the White House soon.

  • TheSunDidIt

    It will soon be the case that if you list "democrat" on your paperwork you will be barred from getting a clearance. Do any of you old guys/gals remember the form we signed during Vietnam that listed about 150 organizations that, if you had been even nominally a participant, you would be barred from obtaining a clearance? They need to add "democrat" to that list.

    • emerutil

      Unfortunately, that list is no longer used, or considered valid. (I saw it. Had to sign it when I was drafted)

  • flaphil

    Sooner or later the liberal media will run news that Obama is a citizen of the world. That this should qualify him for the presidency of our country. They're that lawless and demented.

  • gene1357

    Wish they'd put some teeth in their law. All national candidates should be vetted by State Sec.of State or State Attorneys General. County Sheriffs should also have authority at that level. All is up to State for a candidate for POTUS to receive Electoral Votes.

  • TheGizmo51

    Next step is they want to know if the candidate is human.

    • Conservativeme

      I'm not sure BHO is??????

  • jebor

    Not all democrats are communists,but all communists are democRATs

  • joepotato

    It seems that the people that don't "get it" the most are the people in congress and the federal courts. Let the illegal house of cards crumble into the courtroom of tomorrow and let them ALL be dealt with. OR there's always the "R" word.

  • jebor

    GO ARIZONA

  • Pitbull

    I can't wait to see Obama in pink uniform

  • SomewhereInTexas

    Of course the fraud occupying the White House is ineligible. The congressional leadership knows it, too. I expect lawlessness from treasonous dhimmicrats, e.g., Pelosi and Reid, but the spineless leadership in the House (yeah,a that's you, RINO coward Boehner, does nothing. Boehner and Cantor are concerned only with preserving their power, the nation be damned. Clean out the Congress in November. The fraud should be removed and tried for fraud and treason prior to the election.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/David-Veselenak/100001118018542 David Veselenak

    Every sane thinking American that values their freedom, regardless of race, religion, class, sex or political persuasion should demand that light be shown on this matter - it won't. Like I had said, they are a culture of darkness and death and that is what is on the way unless the fight to eradicate these demons is not begone in earnest!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_PE3PUV55ZSHXHGHT4BRKQB2NWI John

    Say it ain't so Joe... Say it ain't so... There is no way that this man that is from Kenya in 1991, and the AP claimed to be from Kenya in 2004 could not be from HI...

    Go for it, I hope you find something to get him on...

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_4ZQ6I2GKBRIL2CZAWZZO44HWQY Doc

    The State has the right to demand any proof they wish, in accordance with the laws of the State. If the candidate cannot produce the requested documents or refuses to provide them, the State reserves the right to omit them from the ballot.

  • Ben Juarez

    It is my understanding the law that was current and applicable in 2007, still applicable today, the candidate has to sign an affidavit in person (not by any democratic office) that that person is eligible for the office they seek. Before they are placed on the ballot, is the election commissioner and ultimately the Secretary of State who has the responsibility of verifying that sworn statement. The current governor of Arizona was the Secretary of State at the time of receipt of the sworn document from the candidate Obama. I have asked to review the document so that I might verify the signature and find out what the Secretary found when she "vetted" the applicant for the ballot before he was placed on the ballot. I have not had the courtesy of acknowledgement of my email request. I doubted I would. It will take more "Sheriff Joe"s to bring the current "agent" occupying the white house to justice.

  • Walt

    So far it seems that Arizona has managed to keep the Federal Judges out of Arizona. I wonder what will happen when one of them says he has to be on the ballot. I hope that Bennet and Sheriff Joe have the balls to say "No". I think other states may follow suit.
    On the flip side - I think that Obama is planning to declare Martial Law and suspend the elections anyway. We will have to wait and see.

  • rank

    If there is nothing to hide why not show the proof? Unless the proof proves you are not what you claim!!!!!

    • Nancy

      I can't wait to see him ; in prison for life ' .

      • greg

        Maybe the "great anointed one" knows the jig is up and that's why he "came out" with light loafers. Tis a strange world we live in grasshopper.

  • Arizona_Don

    Interesting, very interesting study. I bet if obama were a Republican (I know that could never happen I’m hypothetical here) every liberal progressive would be screaming, somewhat like the conservatives are, for him to be impeached or maybe worse. Remember the movie about killing a president? FYI, they had Bush in mind.

    The Democrats being against voter ID is another mystery. Any reasonable person has to only ask themselves why would someone advocate less identification to vote when voting is such an important thing to every aspect of keeping this country secure. Come on use your imagination here. Solving this problem is extremely easy. When someone registers to vote issue a state picture ID card what is so difficult about that? How can anyone expect to have less restrictions on voting then getting a passport? Even the feds don’t think it is important to be able to enter the country legally. Maybe that’s the reason they don’t think it important to have an ID to vote! Why should I ever have to produce an ID if I don’t have to have one to vote?

    The new birther bill now being considered in state congress sucks. Case closed. Personally I thought these guys were smarter then that! I am right with you on every Secretary of State being required to confirm (and sign a legal document stating that fact) and filed with the Governors office before any and all candidates for president can be placed on the state ballot. The statement should contain all constitutional requirements necessary to qualify for the office.

    Ken Bennett is a good man but will probably be the next Arizonan to be harassed by the obama administration and/or the DOJ.

    With all due respect to you, I would like to remind you probable cause is the next step past suspicion. If I’m not mistaken it is what is necessary to actually pursue a complete investigation. Which should be commenced soon.

    I believe the only way Hawaii will respond to Ken Bennett’s request is if other states follow his lead and write the same demand letter to Hawaii. Then it will have more strength. If 10 or 20 states did it, it would get everyone’s attention including obama’s.

  • rayfellers

    Arizona Secretary of State Bennett has set the bar pretty low in his request for verification that Obama was born in Hawaii and has a proper birth certificate on file there. Hawaiian officials have consistently stonewalled and refused to comply
    with court orders to produce Obama's birth certificate for proper
    examination.

    There has been so much fabrication of documents for Obama that nothing less than a copy of the actual birth certificate, authenticated and notarized by three independent forensic document examiners should be accepted.

  • drdbiggs

    Don't Re-Nig in 2012!!

  • grannylake

    Congratulations to Governor Brewer, Sheriff Joe and the citizens of Arizona.
    You have had to endure alot from the Mexican invasion because Obama and the Federal Government has failed to protect our nation from foreign invaders (one of the few duties of the Federal Government).
    You have had to endure continous attacks from Obama and his DOJ because you had the courage to stand up and shout out that Obama is at the center of the biggest fraud ever perpretrated against America and the American citizens. Holder is so unconstitutional in everything he says and does, he belongs in Federal prison for the rest of his life. Both Obama and Holder are guilty of treason.
    God Bless Arizona citizens and God Bless America.

  • http://profiles.google.com/pudbertsavannahga Mort Leith

    Georgia tried that but came up lame with a SI55y-Pu55y liberal judge that caved to whatever they dug up on him.......

    Each and Every State is like a Sovereign NATION that has rights aside from the Federal liberalNA zi's....

    The REAL problem is that States have become Slaves to the Feds like generational welfare leeches have become what with the allowances that they've become addicted to (Schools, roads, etc.)

    IF we don't enforce Voter ID laws, then what's to stop China from sending over 20 million illegals to vote into our presidency whomever benefits them the most ? ? ?

    Same thing.

    The AG Holder (as well as ODumbo and his liberal socialist Chicago crooked politics) need to be held accountable for their treasonous actions...... not to mention RACIST ! !

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_NLORN6B3ZNGCAJTFHWWFUUEY4Q jong

    Two things first the demoncrats dont want it because most of them are illegals. Secondly we need to do this quickly and get the result so that the rest of us can use the decision as a template to disrupt Obama getting in again.

  • Blair

    That's unimportant. As James Carville, the Ragin' Cajun, said 20 years ago: "It's the economy, stupid."

  • Zardos

    Why is this taking so long when it could be solved so easily? All he has to do is produce the proper documents. His reluctance is either hiding something or arrogance, both of which we dont need. Congress needs to get its head out of its butt.

  • susanm

    SHERIFF JOE: love the man, but i wish he would just get the news out now, day by day AMERICA is going down & fast.. hold on to your guns as we will need them

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/2ZB4GSFDUV2H224F3ZTGXMLZGU r.

    Mr. Bennett, Governor Brewer, Sheriff Joe and all the good citizens of the great state of Arizona, you are true Americans and I wish I lived there to give my support to your just cause. Please know that you are not alone in this fight. The congress of the United States are scared of the lier and thief in office for anything said would be racist, they all worry about their jobs, Everyone of the 535 legislatures, the Supreme Court and the vp and potus should be arrested and charged with treason and fraud against this great country. With greatest respect I am Silvermane

  • julian8

    This was supposed to have been done by congress prior to 08 and for those like Pelosi who stated she did charges of treason would be appropriate.
    When you vote in November google your choices, do not return a jellyfish to congress. More than ever we need men and women with integrety who take an oath seriously. We cannot expect Arizona to carry all the water, are they the only ones that cherish their freedom?

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/BX23PSBVNKZBEOCXROD4555EFQ Ken

    Can we all say: "If Obama wins re-election, it will by voter fraud."

    Magicians use something called a 'magician's distraction.' They direct your attention to one hand while the other hand is busy doing the magic trick. Right now, everyone is watching the ballots and registrations, but they're ignoring what's inside these machines...

    VOTE FRAUD: WHAT THEY AREN'T TELLING YOU

    http://newswithviews dot com/Devvy/kidd72.htm

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/BX23PSBVNKZBEOCXROD4555EFQ Ken

    Can we all say: "If Obama wins re-election, it will by voter fraud."

    Magicians use something called a 'magician's distraction.' They direct your attention to one hand while the other hand is busy doing the magic trick. Right now, everyone is watching the ballots and registrations, but they're ignoring what's inside these machines...

    VOTE FRAUD: WHAT THEY AREN'T TELLING YOU

    http://newswithviews dot com/Devvy/kidd72.htm

  • Arizona

    Where's Mitt Romney's proof. There is some doubt about his birthplace, but Mr flip-flop proves nothing or is hiding something. And you want to make him president? Ask him a question one time and ask him again, and watch the answer change.

  • Shermer

    "As Secretary of State, he is requesting verification of Obama’s birth documents from Hawaiian officials."

    What are all those statements and documents the state of Hawaii have already provided over the past four years, if they are not verification of Obama's birth documents?

  • freedomringsforall

    If the big O approved the I was born in Kenya bio why not accept his word for it!!!???

    Why not impeach him now and throw him in prison for treason based on his own admissions!!??

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  • gnafuasusual

    Hooray for Arizona! Hooray for Sheriff Joe! Obama is working on OUR dime. Some ignorants hired him so let's fire him! Getting very fed up with paying a fraud to destroy The United States.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_O24NYT5HOQNDEJ3TUT5QOTLOF4 TM

    Thanks Arizona for showing your state you have their best interest at heart. I love those other states who have voter IDs too as this should be done in every state. Those who oppose voter IDs are those who are a menace to soceity in the first place.
    Remember the words from obama, the people who do not want to disclose the truth are the people who have something to hide.
    barack hussein obama hides everything, must have plenty to hide.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Carol-Fryer/100000156546455 Carol Fryer

    I want all his records opened up. When is my voice going to be heard in Washington from either party. Never. They are corrupt and lie continually.

  • Marcus

    Here in Arizona We The People love Sheriff Joe ,It is unfortunate that the ommunists and Weasels in Washington D.C. do not have the spine or Testicles to finally Impeach the Criminal illegal alien Communist from Kenya

  • rocquedog

    Deductive reasoning here. The reason so many Dems/Libtards don't want a legal voting system is because they are a degenirate, evil seeking grp. of humans that only thinks about their own self importance and gratification. When we finally get our SHTF event, we need to eradicate the scum., starting with Libtards like Pelose, Reid, Joe Biden, Soros and many others.

  • Phil185

    I have no doubt that the Democrat Party knows full well that Obama isn't elligable to hold office. After they fully vetted McCain, the Republican Party meekly request Obama also be vetted, the Democrat Party refused and the GOP cow tailed out of the room. Thomas was right in 1940, when he declared he no longer needed to run for the Office of President because BOTH parties had fully accepted the Communist Parties beliefs.

  • tomtom

    WE ALL DO> PUT UP OR SHOUT UP.....YOU CON MAN !

  • etruscan

    All of the states should have done this before the '08 election. The people of every state should be demanding it now.