State Rep. Mark Hatfield (R-Waycross) has just introduced legislation that would require Barack Obama – should he run for re-election – to provide proof of his citizenship before being granted a spot on the 2012 Georgia presidential primary ballot.
The state of Hawaii, of course, has already declared the matter of Obama’s birth proven — and closed.
The new measure stands no chance of passage in the final three days of the current session, but is an indication of what could come next January.
The resolution would require that:
Within 10 days after submitting its list of names of candidates, the state executive committee shall submit to the Secretary of State for each candidate an affidavit by the candidate stating the candidate’s citizenship and age and shall append to the affidavit documents that prove the candidate is a natural born citizen, prove the candidate’s age, and prove that the candidate meets the residency requirements for President of the United States as prescribed in Article II, Section ! of the United States Constitution.
In addition to Hatfield, the resolution is sponsored by some of the most conservative Republicans in the House: Barry Loudermilk of Cassville; Steve Davis of McDonough; Charlice Byrd of Woodstock; Bobby Reese of Sugar Hill; Calvin Hill of Canton; Bobby Franklin of north Cobb County; and Jeff May of Monroe.
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