On August 8th, a pair of Republican conservative stalwarts went before a sub-committee of the Alabama GOP asking for their support in a proposed court suit challenging the legitimacy of Barack Hussein Obama to be President of the United States. Hugh McInnish and his lawyer Dean Johnson, both members of the state’s Republican Executive Committee, asked that the Party join with them in asking the court to issue an order to the Alabama Secretary of State requiring her to obtain from Obama a genuine birth certificate before putting his name on the ballot. Without such participation by the Party, it was unlikely that the court would hear the case owing to the petitioner’s lack of standing.
The sub-committee rejected the request by a vote of 9-to-7, with many of the leaders below the chairman voting yea.
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