States Question Obama Citizenship With Legislation

ATLANTA (AP) - Georgia is the latest state to propose legislation that questions whether President Barack Obama was born in the U.S.

Georgia Representative Mark Hatfield, a Republican, says he introduced the bill Monday because he still doesn't know if Obama is eligible to serve as president. Ninety-two of his GOP colleagues and one Democrat also support the bill, which is enough for the proposal to pass the Georgia House.

Ten other states also have measures that want more proof before Obama's name is put on the 2012 ballot, even though Hawaii officials have repeatedly confirmed Obama's citizenship and his birth certificate has been made public.

So-called "birthers" have contended since 2008 that Obama is ineligible to be president. They argue he was actually born in Kenya.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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  • by Judy Location: Marianna on Mar 3, 2011 at 10:13 AM
    If you was pregnant and you was over in China vacationing and your water broke and you had your baby in China. The baby would be a China born baby but if it's mama was a American wouldn't the baby be an American? Kinda like my cousin had a black baby and she's white---but the baby was born in a white house hold,so I guess the baby is white. I really think we should just stop being so negitive all the time. If Barack Obama was born on the moon ,what difference does it make???
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