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Thursday, November 20, 2008

Alan Keyes v. Barack Obama's Birth Certificate

Former Obama opponent now suing to prove President-elect's citizenship Breaking News, Weather, Sports and Entertainment for...

Former Obama opponent now suing to prove President-elect's citizenship

Former Obama opponent now suing to prove President-elect's citizenship

By Rich Rogers rrogers@nbcaugusta.com and NBC Augusta Staff

SACRAMENTO, Calif.- A former opponent of Barack Obama's has come back to haunt him over questions regarding Obama's citizenship.

According to a press release from the American Independent Party, former presidential candidate Alan Keyes and other members of the party have filed suit in California Superior Court in Sacramento to stop the state from giving its electoral votes to President-elect Barack Obama until documentary evidence is provided to prove Obama is indeed a natural born citizen of the United States. A copy of the writ can be found here.

Keyes also ran against Obama as a Republican for the U.S. Senate seat in Illinois in 2004. Obama won that election to serve his first and only term in the U.S. Senate.

The Obama campaign countered similar accusations early in 2008 by posting Obama's certification of live birth, and saying: "Barack Obama was born in the state of Hawaii in 1961, a native citizen of the United States of America."

A copy of this document is available from the Obama campaign:

In October the Hawaii State Health Department declared the certificate is genuine.