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College transcripts replace birth certificate for Obama detractors

Robin Abcarian
LA Times [1]
May 29, 2012

Now that the issue of the president’s birth certificate has been laid to rest (mostly) [2], some conservatives are turning their attention to a new obsession: Barack Obama [3]‘s college transcripts.

Last week, a website that already had offered a $10,000 reward for Obama’s transcripts from Occidental College,Columbia University [4] and Harvard Law School, increased the bounty [5] to $20,000.

About a year ago, Donald Trump [6], among the highest-profile “birthers,” helped get the mini-movement started. After the president released his long-form birth certificate, Trump abruptly changed subjects:

“The word is, according to what I’ve read,” said Trump, “that he was a terrible student when he went to Occidental. He then gets into Columbia; he then gets to Harvard. … How do you get into Harvard if you’re not a good student? Now maybe that’s right or maybe it’s wrong, but I don’t know why he doesn’t release his records.”

What do these “transcripters” (if we may coin a phrase) hope to prove?

Full article here [1]