Arizona Secretary of State Ken Bennett spoke to KFYI radio host Mike Broomhead on Thursday, and said he may keep President Obama’s name off the state’s ballot in November if he doesn’t get confirmation from Hawaii that Obama’s birth certificate is valid.
Bennett said he’d received about 1200 requests to verify the birth certificate, and it’s his responsibility to verify the name’s on the ballot.
He told Broomhead he’s not a birther himself, and also denied playing to the birther crowd (given his gubernatorial aspirations). “I believe the president was born in Hawaii – or at least I hope he was,” Bennett said.
Bennett said he requested confirmation eight weeks ago — but hasn’t heard back. (Hawaii, he said, has a system through which they’ll verify a birth certificate in lieu of giving a copy of it.).