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Obama ballot challenge rejected

Bob Mercer reports that the state Board of Elections voted 6-0 this morning to reject a challenge filed by a Rapid City man to President Barack Obama being on the ballot in South Dakota.

The vote was not based on the validity of the claims that Obama isn’t a natural-born U.S. citizen, uses someone else’s Social Security number and posts a false birth certificate. Instead, as Cory pointed out, the challenge is not within the scope of the federal law on which the complaint was based and, as a result, the board lacks jurisdiction.

No word on whether the complainant participated in the 11 minute teleconference. One thing that is certain is that this certainly isn’t the end of these accusations.


Every two years the American politics industry fills the airwaves with the most virulent, scurrilous, wall-to-wall character assassination of nearly every political practitioner in the country – and then declares itself puzzled that America has lost trust in its politicians.

Charles Krauthammer, October 1994

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