NYT Reports: Kansas Ballot Challenge Over Obama’s Birth Is Ended

Citing a wave of angry backlash, a Kansas man on Friday withdrew a petition in which he argued that President Obama should be removed from the state’s election ballot because he did not meet citizenship requirements.

The challenge filed this week by Joe Montgomery of Manhattan, Kan., prompted state election authorities to seek a certified copy of Mr. Obama’s birth certificate and reignited long-running conspiracy theories that the president was not born in the United States. The state will continue to try to obtain the birth certificate, and officials will meet on Monday as scheduled to close the case officially. But without the petition, Mr. Obama will remain on the ballot, Secretary of State Kris W. Kobach told The Associated Press.

Mr. Montgomery, the communications director for the Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine, explained his decision in an e-mail to Mr. Kobach.

“There has been a great deal of animosity and intimidation directed not only at me, but at people around me, who are both personal and professional associations,” he wrote. He added that he did not “wish to burden anyone with more of this negative reaction.”

After a hearing on Thursday, the state’s Objections Board, led by Mr. Kobach, a conservative Republican, said it needed more information before issuing a ruling.

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  • CaptTurbo

    As usual, the Marxists have no honest ground to stand on so they intimidate. The usurper should be removed from the ballot of all “58” states until it can be proved that the Kenyan … isn’t a Kenyan.

  • homer1057

    As God is my witness…STAND upon the TRUTH…If it is true, then don’t let up, and if they try to intimidate you…stand anyway! where is your character? Facts; Obama is from Kenya, and he was NOT born in U.S.A. and he has usurped this nation and its constituition since day one! He has been obtuce and w/out any understand of what an American citizen really is! the,man does not understand that they are Marine Corps, not Marine CORPSE! He will not salute the flag and he bows down to foreign princes in S.A. NO this man is NOT of us and not one of us! He is a foreigner, and a deceiver!

  • Forget the “Birth Certificate”.Obama is not a child of two Natural Born American Parents as required. Section 1 of Article Two of the United States Constitution sets forth the eligibility requirements for serving as president of the United States:” No person except a natural born Citizen, or a Citizen of the United
    States, at the time of the Adoption of this Constitution, shall be
    eligible to the Office of President; neither shall any Person be
    eligible to that Office who shall not have attained to the Age of
    thirty-five Years, and been fourteen Years a Resident within the United
    States.