PHOENIX (AP) – A chamber of the Arizona Legislature has reintroduced legislation aimed at making President Barack Obama prove his US nationality by birth.
The measure in the Arizona House would prohibit placing presidential and vice-presidential candidates on the state’s ballot unless they submit specified documentation of their U.S. birth and other constitutional requirements.
Hawaii officials have repeatedly confirmed Obama’s birth there, but so-called “birthers” contend Obama was actually born in Kenya, his father’s homeland.
The state House narrowly passed a version of the bill in 2010 but it died in the Senate without a vote. This year’s bill has not yet been assigned to a committee for a possible hearing. It has 41-co-sponsors, up from 40 last year.
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