Arizona Secretary of State Ken Bennett says he has received the information he requested from Hawaii, which proves Barack Obama’s American birth. Consequently, Obama now satisfies Arizona’s requirements for being on the state’s election ballot.
Yvonne Wingett Sanchez reports for The Republic/azcentral.com, May 22, 2012, that yesterday a Hawaii government official sent verification of Obama’s birth to Bennett’s office.
Last month, Bennett, who insists he’s not associated with “the birthers,” had asked Hawaii to verify Obama’s birthplace to ensure his eligibility to appear on Arizona’s November ballot.
Bennett said the issue is now resolved from his point of view: “I’m happy that we got what we asked for and that’s what I was expecting all along.” Bennett, therefore, cancelled a planned Wednesday news conference where he had been expected to discuss the issue.
In an e-mail, Joshua A. Wisch, special assistant to the attorney general in Hawaii, also declares the matter to be resolved, “We have received information from Secretary Bennett that satisfied our requirement and has therefore provided his office with a verification of birth for President Obama.”
That Hawaii has sent Arizona “verification” of Obama’s U.S. birth is most odd because one year and four months ago, on January 18, 2011, Hawaii’s governor Neil Abercrombie had said he couldn’t find Obama’s original long-form birth certificate! Abercrombie, who is no friend of “birthers,” even admitted that the elusive birth certificate may not exist within the vital records maintained by the Hawaii Department of Health.
The citizens of Arizona should now demand that their secretary of state show them and the American people this “verification” of Obama’s American birth. And has this “verification” been examined by documentary forensics experts for its authenticity?
Ken Bennett is a Republican and former Arizona state legislator who was appointed secretary of state by Jan Brewer to replace her when she was elected governor. Here is Mr. Bennett’s contact info:
The Honorable Ken Bennett
Secretary of State
1700 West Washington Street, 7th Floor
Phoenix, AZ 85007-2888
Phone: (602) 542-4919
Meanwhile, Arizona Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio is saying this will not deter him from his continuing investigation into Obama’s eligibility and his many concealed documents, including his forged online birth certificate and Selective Service registration. For that matter, the lead detective of Arpaio’s all-volunteer Cold Case Posse investigatory team is already on the ground in Honolulu to do just that.