– Would’ve required President Barack Obama and other presidential candidates to prove they are U.S. citizens before their names can appear on the state’s ballot
– Arizona would’ve become the first state to require such proof
– 13 other states have considered similar proposals this year. The proposals were defeated in Arkansas, Connecticut, Maine and Montana
As for her decision to veto this bill, Gov. Brewer said in part: “I never imagined being presented with a bill that could require candidates for President of the greatest and most powerful nation on earth to submit their ‘early baptismal or circumcision certificates’… this is a bridge too far. This measure creates significant new problems while failing to do anything constructive for Arizona.”Read more: Gov. Jan Brewer Vetoes Birther Bill
Now lets move on.