Birthers Sue California ... to Verify Romney

Birther group suspicious because of his dad's time in Mexico

By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff

Posted Mar 22, 2012 11:29 AM CDT

(Newser) Long-form, schmlong-form. The birthers are at it again, and this time they're not just after Barack Obama—they're going for Mitt Romney, too. Republican primary write-in candidate John Dummett Jr. and six like-minded birthers have filed a lawsuit demanding the California secretary of state check the eligibility of all presidential candidates before putting them on November's ballot, the LA Times reports. The suit specifically mentions “questions concerning the eligibility” of Romney.

A lawyer for the group clarified that they wanted Romney checked because his dad was born in Mexico. But make no mistake, despite all evidence, Obama is still in their crosshairs. One of the plaintiffs, Markham Robinson, was one of several plaintiffs questioning Obama's eligibility in a lawsuit filed on the day of his inauguration. The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals threw that lawsuit out, telling them it should have been filed during an election. The new suit notes that they are acting on that advice.

Examples of what Sheriff Joe Arpaio's volunteer cold case posse claim are inconsistencies in Barack Obama's long-form birth certificate are shown during a news conference, March 1, 2012 in Phoenix.
Examples of what Sheriff Joe Arpaio's volunteer cold case "posse" claim are inconsistencies in Barack Obama's long-form birth certificate are shown during a news conference, March 1, 2012 in Phoenix.   (AP Photo/The Arizona Republic, Charlie Leight)
A billboard questioning President Barack Obama's American citizenship and lampooning him as a Muslim stands over a used car lot on November 21, 2009 in Wheat Ridge, Colorado.
A billboard questioning President Barack Obama's American citizenship and lampooning him as a Muslim stands over a used car lot on November 21, 2009 in Wheat Ridge, Colorado.   (Getty Images)
This handout image provided by the White House shows a copy of President Barack Obama's birth certificate from Hawaii.
This handout image provided by the White House shows a copy of President Barack Obama's birth certificate from Hawaii.   (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
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