Arizona secretary of state closes Obama birth certificate matter
CNN Political Unit
(CNN) - Arizona Secretary of State Ken Bennett wrote in a statement Wednesday his office had received the necessary information about President Barack Obama's birth certificate to put the matter to rest.
"Late yesterday, our office received the 'verification in-lieu of certified copy' from officials within the Hawaii Department of Health that we requested in March," Bennett wrote. "They have officially confirmed that the information in the copy of the Certificate of Live Birth for the President matches the original record in their files."
Bennett said last week that he may refuse to put the president on the ballot in November unless the state of Hawaii authenticated Obama's birth certificate, the long form of which the White House released in April 2011.
Bennett, a co-chairman of likely GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney's Arizona campaign, said he was only doing so at the request of his constituents.
"As Arizona's chief elections officer, I have the responsibility to certify the ballot to the state's 15 counties," Bennett wrote in Wednesday's statement. "At the request of numerous constituents, I merely asked Hawaiian officials to verify the information contained within President Obama's original birth certificate. They have complied with the request and I consider the matter closed."
Lets see-- now besides the majority of the voters of the U. S., the entire Electoral College, all the members of Congress, Vice President Cheney, Chief Justice Roberts, and John McCain-- we now have the Hawaiian Dept of Health officials, and Arizona Secretary of State Bennett (who is also Romneys campaign co-chair) all involved in this massive conspiracy the radical right wing fruitcakes have fantasized up... :roll: :lol:
And even this won't satisfy the fruitcakes- as most of them wouldn't trust a government employee if it was their own mother....
"They have complied with the request and I consider the matter closed."