Kansas Man Drops Challenge To President Obama On State Ballot

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

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UPDATE: Friday, September 14, 2012

A Kansas man says he's dropping his objection to President Barack Obama being listed on the state's November ballot.

Manhattan resident Joe Montgomery told the secretary of state's office by email Friday that he and people around him have faced what he called "animosity" over his challenge to Obama's inclusion on the ballot.

Montgomery's plans to drop his objection were first reported Friday by The Manhattan Mercury. Montgomery argues Obama is not eligible to serve as president.

The State Objections Board reviewed Montgomery's arguments Thursday but postponed a decision, saying it needed more information. The board is made up of the secretary of state, the attorney general and the lieutenant governor.

It wasn't immediately clear whether the board would convene again Monday as planned.

September 13, 2012

Kansas officials want more information before deciding whether to remove President Barack Obama from the state's November ballot.

The State Objections Board heard arguments Thursday on a claim from a Manhattan resident that President Obama is not eligible to be president because his father was from Kenya. The resident, Joe Montgomery, also questions whether President Obama has a valid birth certificate.

The president released a copy of his long-form birth certificate last year, and Hawaii officials have verified his citizenship repeatedly.

But the Kansas board -- made up of the secretary of state, attorney general and lieutenant governor -- said Thursday it wants certified documents from Hawaii and two other states where similar questions about President Obama's citizenship have been raised.

The board plans to meet again Monday and may rule then.

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