Board Wants More Info Before Deciding Obama's Place On KS Ballot

By: AP/Melissa Brunner
By: AP/Melissa Brunner
The State Objections Board met Thursday to consider a challenge to President Barack Obama

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TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW/AP) - Kansas officials say they want more information before deciding whether to keep President Barack Obama on the November ballot.

The State Objections Board met Thursday to consider a challenge to Obama's candidacy. Secretary of State Kris Kobach, Attorney General Derek Schmidt and Lieutenant Governor Jeff Colyer - all Republicans - make up the board.

Manhattan resident Joe Montgomery told them he doesn't believe Obama is eligible to be president because his father is from Kenya. He also told the board he doesn't believe there is proof Obama has a valid birth certificate.

The president released a copy of his long-form birth certificate last year, and Hawaii officials have verified his citizenship repeatedly.

The board says it wants certified documents from Hawaii and two other states where similar questions about Obama's citizenship have been raised.

The board will meet again Monday and could issue a decision then.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.


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