Lawsuit Filed in Florida to Challenge Barack Obama's Constitutional Eligibility, Because Apparently People Are Still Doing That
Oh, you thought we were done with all that Birther nonsense? Nope, not by a long shot.
Michael Voeltz, a Broward county man who claims to be a registered Democrat, has filed a lawsuit in Florida claiming that Barack Obama was not eligible to be on the state's ballot because he's not a natural born citizen of the United States.
Though, Voeltz's lawsuit is not based on any of that "He's a Kenyan mooslim" nonsense, but rather supposed constitutional technicalities.
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According to the factually challenged World Net Daily, Voeltz contends that though Obama is a citizen he's not a "natural born citizen." The constitution specifically lists the term as a prerequisite for being president, and the lawsuit claims that since Obama's father was not a citizen, then technically Obama is not a "natural born citizen."
"Plaintiff asserts that Defendant Barack Hussein Obama is not a natural born citizen of the United States because he was born a British subject of a British subject father, Barack Obama Sr., who was married to the mother of Barack H. Obama at the time...," it explains.
"Barack Obama Sr., a citizen of the British colony of Kenya, and his children, were subject to the operation of the British Nationality Act of 1948. By the operation of Part 1 Section 1 of that Act, Barack Hussein Obama became a British subject, upon birth to a British subject father. It is not known whether he has lost that birth allegiance to the British crown."
Well, actually the president no longer holds any sort of dual citizenship. Yes, technically under British law he was considered a dual citizen at his birth because his father was Kenyan, which at the time was a British colony. Kenya then gained independence in 1963, and to have become an official Kenyan citizen, Obama would have had to denounce all other citizenships upon adulthood and swear an oath of allegiance to Kenya. Something he did not do.
Voeltz had originally filed the lawsuit earlier in the year, but it was thrown out at the time as technically Obama had not been officially nominated by his party yet.
The suit is asking the state of Florida to nullify its elections results.
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