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President Obama's Birth Certificate OK'd By Arizona Official

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

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Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Arizona's secretary of state says Hawaii's verification of President Barack Obama's birth records meets necessary requirements and that the president will appear on Arizona's ballot in the fall.

The inquiry gave official weight to a long-simmering political controversy generated by a group of vocal hardline conservatives who say that Obama was not born in the U.S.

The Obama administration attempted to dismiss the conflict a year ago by releasing his long-form birth certificate showing that he was born in Hawaii.

But skeptics maintained their stance and eventually Arizona Secretary of State Ken Bennett announced that he would seek further verification, even saying he was prepared to leave Obama's name off
the state's ballot in November.

Bennett said Wednesday that Hawaii has officially confirmed the information on a copy of Obama's birth certificate.


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