Nearly half the members of the Arizona House of Representatives already have signed on in support of a measure that would require presidential candidates to document their constitutional eligibility for the office in 2012, but Barack Obama apparently isn’t paying any attention.

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A question about Obama’s eligibility was raised at today’s White House news briefing, and as before, spokesman Robert Gibbs turned it into a joke.

But 40 of the 90 members of the Arizona House are co-sponsors of the plan, HB 2441, and it already has been approved at the committee level. Such a requirement by a single state could impact an election nationwide, since that state’s decision to allow a candidate on – or keep him off – a state ballot certainly would draw attention from coast to coast.

WND reported last month when a legislative committee voted 6-1 on a plan by Rep. Judy Burges, R-Skull Valley, and advanced it to the full House.

The question at the White House briefing today was posed by Les Kinsolving, WND’s correspondent at the White House.

“What was the president’s reaction to the [reports] that nearly one half of the state of Arizona’s state legislators already support a bill to require that all presidential candidates who want to be on the ballot in 2012 submit documents proving they meet the requirements to be president?” he asked.

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