Lt. Governor Upholds Judge's Decision on Obama's Eligibility

President Barack Obama has officially been listed as a candidate on New Jersey's primary ballot.

An administrative law judge's ruling that President Barack Obama is eligible to appear on New Jersey's upcoming primary ballot was upheld by Lt. Governor Kim Guadagno, a spokesman for New Jersey's Division of Elections said early Friday afternoon.

Spokesman Shawn Crisafulli said in an email that all candidates for all offices, including the President of the United States, have now been officially certified and sent to the countries per statute.

Attorney Mario Apuzzo, representing , challenged Obama's placement on the June 5 primary ballot on the basis that the president is not a natural born United States citizen and that a birth certificate released last April by the White House was fraudulent.

Administrative Law Judge Jeff Masin determined that the challenge was not valid. His decision was not based on Obama's birth, but rather on his placement on the state's ballot. As president, Obama's name automatically appears on the ballot without his consent. Thus Obama cannot be held responsible for his own eligibility.

Apuzzo, who was not immediately available for comment Friday afternoon, has vowed to fight the decision saying he will go as far as the U.S. Supreme Court if he has to.

AGREEWITHSTEVENS April 15, 2012 at 07:00 PM
Talk about "kicking a can down the road"! Why the HELL won't one of these courts take this issue up and settle it. Bring in the evidence, have the hearing, get it OVER with. All the stonewalling is making more "birthers" not less of them. I never gave this issue a thought, in the beginning, now I'm starting to wonder, "why won't it go away?
tednugent April 18, 2012 at 06:49 AM
The reason that the court in New Jersey did not "take this issue up and settle it" is simply that in New Jersey--as in many states--there is no requirement that a person show his birth certificate in order to run for president. If there were such a law, Obama and the Republican candidates would of course have to show their birth certificates, but there is no such law. If you would like New Jersey, and other states, to pass such a law, you have a right to petition their legislatures and governors. But unless they act there is no such law.
Fortheloveofpete April 19, 2012 at 01:08 AM
I cannot believe that this is an issue still with the idiot birthers. This is a sitting president, do they honestly think he was not vetted. In the fierce battle with Hillary and company they would have latched on for dear life. Only when a black man is elected does these racist jerks come out.
Fortheloveofpete April 19, 2012 at 01:10 AM


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