DISCLAIMER: The author is a registered Independent and does not have an opinion as to the truth and/or veracity of the allegations of the lawsuit referenced in this blog or the information contained at the web sites cited.
According to a press release from the American Independent Party, former presidential candidate Alan Keyes and other members of the party have filed suit in California Superior Court in Sacramento to stop the state from giving its electoral votes to President-elect Barack Obama until documentary evidence is provided to prove Obama is indeed a natural born citizen of the United States.
When he was asked why his suit was being filed, Ambassador Keyes commented:
"I and others are concerned that this issue be properly investigated and decided before Senator Obama takes office. Otherwise there will be a serious doubt as to the legitimacy of his tenure. This doubt would also affect the respect people have for the Constitution as the supreme law of the land. I hope the issue can be quickly clarified so that the new President can take office under no shadow of doubt. This will be good for him and for the nation."
Mr Keye’s lawsuit is not the first to be filed, challenging Senator Obama’s eligibility to hold the office of the President. A Petition for Writ of Certiorari is currently pending in the United States Supreme Court and a hearing is apparently being held today in Hawaii, on a petition which seeks to have Barack Obama’s original 1961 birth certificate made public.