Kansas Expects To End Challenge To Obama Ballot Spot

By: AP posted by Amanda Lanum Email
By: AP posted by Amanda Lanum Email
Kansas elections officials expect to formally close a challenge to President Barack Obama

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TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - Kansas elections officials expect to formally close a challenge to President Barack Obama's listing on the state's November general election ballot at their 10 a.m. meeting.

The State Objections Board had already scheduled its Monday meeting before the Manhattan resident who objected to Obama being on the ballot dropped his challenge last week. The board is the secretary of state, attorney general and lieutenant governor.

The resident, Joe Montgomery, said Friday he was withdrawing his objection because of what he called animosity and intimidation directed at him and people around him.

The all-Republican board had a hearing Thursday on Montgomery's objection, which questioned whether the Democratic president is eligible to hold the office. The board postponed a decision then, saying it wanted documents certifying the authenticity of Obama's birth certificate from Hawaii.


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