Orly Taitz Challenge To Obama Ballot Eligibility Rejected By New Hampshire Election Officials
New Hampshire's Ballot Law Commission rejected unanimously Friday "birther queen" Orly Taitz's argument to keep President Barack Obama off the presidential ballot because she insists that the president's birth certificate is a fake.
"A child can see this is a forgery," she said in her testimony. She also alleged the president did not have a valid social security number.
The commission, however, rejected her bid to have Obama removed from the ballot, according to the Concord Monitor:
"Is there any decision, any place, by any body -- adjudicatory body -- to the questions you're asking?" said the chairman, Bradford Cook. "Because they've been asked a lot of places."
"No, but --" Taitz began.
"No," Cook said. "Thank you."
"Traitors!" shouted one woman after the committee voted. "Shame on you!" shouted a man. The committee said it did not have the jurisdiction to consider the validity of the birth certificate.
Obama was born in Hawaii in 1961. Obama's presidential campaign released a digitally-scanned birth certificate, and the White House released the long-form document in April. Some, however, still refuse to believe that the president was born in the United States.
Taitz took her case last month to Arizona, where she spoke to Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio at a local Tea Party meeting about his "Cold Case Posse" investigating the president's birth certificate. She is running for U.S. Senate in 2012 in California.
"Saying a treasonous liar can go on our ballot?" yelled Republican state Rep. Harry Accornero after the commission announced its decision, according to the Monitor. "You're going to have to face the citizens of Laconia. You better wear a mask."
The Huffington Post's Jordan Howard reported that Accornero recently sent an email to every New Hampshire state representative saying Obama "has crossed the line, and under Article III section 3 of our Constitution is guilty of treason by giving aid and comfort to the enemy and attempting to overthrow our government from within."
The slideshow below shows where the 2012 Republican presidential candidates come down on the birther issue: