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5 challenge Obama's inclusion on Ga. ballot

President Barack Obama talks extending payroll tax cuts, Monday, Dec. 5, 2011, in the White House briefing room in Washington. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

President Barack Obama talks extending payroll tax cuts, Monday, Dec. 5, 2011, in the White House briefing room in Washington. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

ATLANTA -- Five Georgia men are challenging President Barack Obama's inclusion on next year's presidential ballot, with some arguing the Democrat is not eligible for office because the Constitution says that a president must be a "natural born citizen."

The challenges have been made through the Georgia Office of the Secretary of State.

Two of the men filing the challenges are being represented by Republican state Rep. Mark Hatfield, a Waycross lawyer.

Hatfield says he believes the United States' founders intended not only for presidents to be born in the U.S. but for their parents to also have been U.S. citizens. Obama was born to an American mother and Kenyan father.

The complaints have been referred to the state administrative hearings office.

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garydukes 2 years, 7 months ago

Its very unfortunate that here in Georgia, there are "STILL RACIST WHITE MEN" whom will do and say anything within their "spitting" distance, to try to keep our President from getting elected . Get over it Mark Hatfield...You and your ignorant brothers in the "K.K.K" havent been able to sleep since the 2008 elections. But don't worry, we have plans for all of you asswipes starting in January 2012. One other thing, how many WHITE men have you and your republican friends ever asked for proof of their birth certificates? Oh yeah, I almost forgot, none of them had ancesters from England, Canada, or Germany did they.

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Global44 2 years, 7 months ago

Rep Hatfield, should spend his time on ways to increase job and business opportunites for Waycross citizens. Now folks are going after POTUS parents. What a waste or time , what a waste.

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kevin 2 years, 6 months ago

Either he is or he isn't. If not, don't put him on the ballot. Pretty simple.

Sorry folks, but not putting his name on the ballot is NOT a racist thing. It is a Constitutional thing, if you haven't read it yet. To be specific, Obama isn't black, he is 50/50. Could go either way! He must be an American African if he was born in the U.S.

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