Hawaii confirms Obama’s birth records with Arizona

Hawaii, which has vouched for Obama`s birth in the state several times as early as October 2008, didn`t bow to the request easily.

Last Updated: May 23, 2012, 22:06 PM IST

Washington: The American state of Hawaii has confirmed and verified President Barack Obama’s birth records with Arizona`s elections chief after he threatened to keep the White House incumbent`s name off the November ballot

Joshua Wisch, special assistant to Hawaii Attorney General David Louie, said the matter is resolved after Hawaii gave Arizona the verification it was looking for.

Arizona Secretary of State Ken Bennett, a Republican, who is exploring a 2014 race for governor, recently said that it`s ‘possible’ Obama may not make the state`s November ballot due to unanswered questions about his birth place.

Hawaii, which has vouched for Obama`s birth in the state several times as early as October 2008, didn`t bow to the request easily.

The News York Daily News quoted Wisch, saying that ‘Hawaii got what it needed, so it gave Bennett``s office the verification.’

According to the report, it is, however, not clear whether the information will satisfy Bennett.
Bennett spokesman Matthew Roberts said the office received the verification and planned to comment on Wednesday.

Roberts did not say whether the information would end the flap with Obama`s name on the ballot.

ANI