After suggesting that he may keep Barack Obama off the Arizona ballot in November owing to questionable eligibility, the Secretary of State Ken Bennett is backing away from the issue.
In an interview with an Arizona conservative radio host Friday, Bennett said it would be “possible” for him to leave President Obama off the Arizona ballot in November until he received official “confirmation” from the state of Hawaii that Barack Obama was born there.
The Secretary of State says he has now received information from Hawaii that “proves President Obama’s American birth and satisfies Arizona’s requirements for having the president on the upcoming election ballot.” reports The Arizona Republic.
“I’m happy that we got what we asked for and that’s what I was expecting all along,” Bennett said Tuesday night, without clarifying exactly what he had received in an email from Hawaii officials.
Bizarrely, Bennett said he had not actually opened the email as of 7 p.m. Tuesday, but was confident it contained the information he asked for, reports azfamily.com.