By: AP
By: AP

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) -- A state judge is considering a lawsuit aimed at keeping President Barack Obama off the ballot in Alabama
this year.

Circuit Judge Helen Shores Lee has scheduled a hearing for Monday in Birmingham on a complaint that argues Obama isn't a natural-born U.S. citizen so he can't legally serve as president. The man who filed the suit, Albert Hendershot Jr., says Obama has a fake birth certificate and Social Security number. He sued state Democrats trying to keep Obama off the ballot in the presidential election.

The Democratic Party says the claims are political fantasy. Despite multiple lawsuits, the so-called birther movement hasn't persuaded a court that Obama's birth certificate is fake.

Hendershot says he will appeal to the Republican-dominated Alabama Supreme Court if he loses in circuit court.

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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  • by Brandon Richards Location: Enterprise on Jan 20, 2012 at 05:31 PM
    The "birthers" said they would be satisfied when they got to see a long form birth certificate. FYI: It was released back in April... You can view it at http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2011/04/27/president-obamas-long-form-birth-certificate If you don't like the President for some reason, just say it. There's no reason to make up lies and spread false information. When you get chain letters in your email talking about all of this questionable information snopes.com is your friend: http://www.snopes.com/politics/obama/birthcertificate.asp Research and find the truth for yourself before you believe everything you hear.
  • by JLS on Jan 18, 2012 at 07:49 AM
    I've lived in many places, but I have NEVER seen such blatant hypocrisy, bigotry and political posturing than what I've seen in Alabama. I'm not an Obama fan by any stretch of the imagination, but an attempt to keep him off the ballot is totally absurd. It just proves that your elections are rigged to favor those who side with the Baptist Church or can slide the cash to sway an election. That saying "An honest man doesn't stand a chance" must have been written in Alabama. Bentley's campaign promises all disappeared when he took office, but I'll bet my last dollar that you'll vote for him again. You people need to start looking at the PERSON and not the party. You may be surprised to find that things could change for the better.
  • by Eric Location: Ariton on Jan 13, 2012 at 02:01 PM
    I fully believe 100% obama is illegal...Him taking office was one of the greatest tragedies in AMERICAN history..!!!
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      by roy on Jan 14, 2012 at 04:48 PM in reply to Eric
      wat cause he was black, only in alabama and you wonder why things are the way they are. yall fear for a black man to be the head!!!! Obama4moreyears
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        by Jasper on Jan 15, 2012 at 06:46 PM in reply to roy
        He's not black. He has 50 % of both colors running through his veins. It's not about race. It's about where he was actually born.Who ever really wanted to know has had 4 years to find out and if they never found out, then they really didn't want to know.
  • by ~~~HM~~~ on Jan 12, 2012 at 10:40 AM
    i agree we need a new president nothing to do with his race but we need someone that can help us not make things worse. I dont know why people always throw in the race issue when that has nothing to do with it... GET OVER THAT!!!! i am so sick of hearing black and white blah blah blah... it doesn't matter how old are you people grow up!!!!!!!!!
  • by Rich Location: Troy on Jan 10, 2012 at 04:13 PM
    This problem started almost 50 years ago with "The Great Society" with money taken from those that worked for it, giving to those that won't work. The problem has only got worse through the years (Republicans/Democrats), but no President has gone as far as Obama. The citizen ship of Obama should be investigated and not blocked by his appointees. What is he afraid of. * U.S. Tax revenue: $2,170,000,000,000 * Fed budget: $3,820,000,000,000 * New debt: $ 1,650,000,000,000 * National debt: $14,271,000,000,000 * Recent budget cuts: $ 38,500,000,000 Let's now remove 8 zeros and pretend it's a household budget: * Annual family income: $21,700 * Money the family spent: $38,200 * New debt on the credit card: $16,500 * Outstanding balance on the credit card: $142,710 * Total budget cuts: $385
  • by stanley Location: Enterprise on Jan 9, 2012 at 04:58 PM
    It is thimgs like this that sometimes make me ashamed to be from Alabama. Jimmy Carter is the worst President we ever had,. And he was white. How soon we forget. And besides it took George Bush eight years to get us in this mess. Now you expect Obama to do miracles in three.He is just am man.
  • by Debra on Jan 9, 2012 at 02:55 PM
    Let take AMERICA back...We have all ready lost to much...I agree with this man..We can not afford 4 more years..!!!
  • by Tee on Jan 9, 2012 at 12:25 PM
    Yes Sir!That's what I'm talking about.Bye,bye BAMBAM.
  • by beatrice Location: alabama on Jan 9, 2012 at 07:34 AM
    If the facts are the he is not a legal citizen, I have one unanswered question- Why has he not been impeached before this time?. Can anyone answer that for me?
  • by yvette Location: Enterpris on Jan 9, 2012 at 06:46 AM
    You go Mr. Hendershot. Truely don't see where it will go any where but I completly agree that the worst president we have ever had has not proved to the American people that he is a natural born citizen. Alabama STAND UP and start a new revolution and keep this FAKE off our ballot. The man has done nothing but live large off the American people while running our country into the ground at our expense. He has no back bone and lies constantly. He has spent TRILLIONS on other countries welfare and then wants to tell us to stand up and quit whining, We were once a proud country LETS TAKE IT BACK. We need a President who is going to worry about the American people, keep illegals out and put them out regardless of what they think there rights are. If they can pull a young black man over for driving a nice car and is dressed well and call it suspicious circumstances and search his car, they can pull these people and ask for legit I.D. We have to provide it in other countries.And yes I'm white.
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      by stanley on Jan 9, 2012 at 05:01 PM in reply to yvette
      No President can save America. Only God can save America. You need too put God back in the system.
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      by Hill Billy Bob on Jan 9, 2012 at 05:40 PM in reply to yvette
      He's a American citizen. They've had 4 years to investigate whether he was born here or not. He could have been thrown out of office if he wasn't an American citizen. All the other candidates need to prove where they were born. G.W. Bush started all the hoopla and President Obama stepped right in it when he won the Presidency.Yes, he's helped other countries, every President has helped other countries because we have to, we depend on them just as they depend on us.If we were a selfish country, we wouldn't be as powerful as we are.We have allies with other countries because we are supportive of them.Congratulations on you being white !! Guess what color I am.
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      by beatrice on Jan 10, 2012 at 06:27 AM in reply to yvette
      Race is not an issue here. The issue is his performance. I don't care if the president is pink, if he can make a difference in the United States, bring back our Pride, Stand up for Our Flag, believe in God, and country he, has my vote.
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