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Tuesday April 19, 2011

Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer Vetoes Birther Bill – ‘A Bridge too Far’ even for Arizona

Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer Vetoes Birther Bill – ‘A Bridge too Far’ even for Arizona

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Arizona Governor Jan Brewer has vetoed the state Republican endorsed birther bill, as well as the guns on campus legislation.  If she would of signed the birther bill, Arizona would of become the first state to require Presidential candidates to produce their birth certificates before getting on the ballot.

The measure deemed by state Republicans as necessary to maintain “election integrity” was viewed by many others as something aimed directly toward President Obama and no one else.  The measure passed in a 40-16 vote count four days ago. 

The ‘birther’ issue is centered around the belief that the current President was not born in this country and therefore is not constitutionally qualified to hold office.  The constitution requires the President to have been ‘naturally’ born in the country in order to hold office.  Thirteen other states have said they are considering the measure and four states have defeated such proposals when they came up for vote.

Gov. Brewer said in part “this is a bridge too far.” “This measure creates significant new problems while failing to do anything constructive for Arizona.”