Kansas GOP Birthers Want to Remove Obama from the Ballot
Far right anti-immigrant Mitt Romney campaign adviser Kris Kobach is trying to have President Obama removed from the ballot in Kansas. And the reason for this extreme move is … Birtherism.
A GOP-controlled board in Kansas is trying to decide whether to remove President Obama from the state ballot over objections about his birth certificate.
The State Objections Board — consisting of three of the state’s top Republican elected officials — ruled Thursday it did not yet have enough information and postponed a decision until Monday.
“I don’t think it’s a frivolous objection,” Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach told the Topeka Capital-Journal. “I do think the factual record could be supplemented.”
Obama has long battled questions about the authenticity of his birth certificate and the legitimacy of his presidency. He released his long-form birth certificate, showing that he was born in Hawaii, in August 2011. At the time, Obama said he was trying to end the “silliness” that has been sparked by people known as “birthers” who doubt he was born in the United States.
Kobach is an informal adviser to GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney, who has said repeatedly that he believes Obama was born in the United States. The state attorney general and lieutenant governor are also on the Kansas Objections Board.