Lawmakers to candidates: Prove ‘natural born’ status



 Arizona will now force presidential candidates to prove their eligibility

A legislative committee in Arizona has endorsed a plan to call for candidates for the office of president to prove – by submitting birth certificates – that they are qualified for the office under the Constitution’s demand that they be a "natural born citizen."

The Arizona Daily Star reported today that the committee vote was 6-1 on a proposal from Rep. Judy Burges, R-Skull Valley. The measure now moves to the full House.

WND report earlier when the plan was submitted to the legislature. About three dozen state lawmakers had signed on as co-sponsors, giving it a great deal of support even before it started the march through the legislative procedures.

The plan would require the submission of documentation and also have state officials independently verify the accuracy of those documents that are used to affirm the constitutional eligibility of presidential candidates.

At the time the plan was proposed, state Sen. Sylvia Allen, R-Snowflake, told the Arizona Capitol Times, "Certainly, there has been controversy over President Obama and his birth certificate, where he was born, etc. It just makes sense and will stop any controversy in the future to just show you are a natural born citizen."

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