I think that Bennett needs to show the proof to the public. Since it’s not the job of the Secretary of State to verify the authenticity, the proof could be the questionable birth certificate that Obama produced in the first place. Unless Hawaii produces the original birth certificate on the microfilm then there will always be questions. The question still remains, why won’t they just do that? Bennett also has an ulterior motive to distance himself from this issue, he wants to be Gov. – Phoebe
by Yvonne Wingett Sanchez – May. 22, 2012 09:27 PM
The Republic | azcentral.com
Arizona Secretary of State Ken Bennett said Tuesday night that he has received information from Hawaii that proves President Obama’s American birth and satisfies Arizona’s requirements for having the president on the upcoming election ballot.
A Hawaii official sent Bennett’s office verification of birth for President Obama on Tuesday, according to both Bennett and Hawaii officials.
Bennett said the issue is now resolved from his point of view. He has cancelled a planned Wednesday news conference where he was expected to discuss the issue.
“I’m happy that we got what we asked for and that’s what I was expecting all along,” Bennett said Tuesday night.
Bennett made national news earlier this month when he asked Hawaii to verify Obama’s birthplace to ensure the President is eligible to appear on Arizona’s November ballot.
His decision reignited the simmering birther movement, though Bennett has said he doesn’t associate with the birthers.
On Tuesday Joshua A. Wisch, special assistant to the attorney general in Hawaii, said the matter had been resolved.
“We have received information from Secretary Bennett that satisfied our requirement and has therefore provided his office with a verification of birth for President Obama,” Wisch wrote in an email.