Arizona governor vetoes presidential 'birther bill'
Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer vetoed the so-called "birther bill" on Monday.
April 18th, 2011
10:37 PM ET

Arizona governor vetoes presidential 'birther bill'

Arizona's governor has vetoed a bill that would require President Barack Obama and other presidential candidates to prove they were born in the United States before their names could be placed on Arizona's ballots.

Gov. Jan Brewer, a Republican, said she could not "support designating one person as gatekeeper to the ballot for a candidate."

Under the measure, if there were any dispute about whether a candidate had proved he or she had been born in the United States, Arizona's secretary of state would have the final say.

The Arizona "birther bill" got final approval by a vote of 40-16 last week in the state House. It now will not become law unless legislators vote to override Brewer's veto.

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  1. NFL4eva

    Stfu !!! That's about as anti-American a statement as can be made.

    April 19, 2011 at 12:22 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Stubennett

    Lets see
    You ask Obama for his proof where is yours, Show me the flight info for his mother to go to Kenya around the time of his birth or his travel doc for him to get into the U.S aftet he was born or do guys think that his father gave birth to him and poof he just droped out of the sky an land in HI. Get a life of get a clue "birthers" think for yourslef/

    April 19, 2011 at 2:44 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Scottish Mama

    Read the exec order of Nixon, Reagan #12667 and Bush exec #13233 before you beleive th conspiracy theory above. Knowledge is Power.

    April 19, 2011 at 3:42 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Scottish Mama

    Knowledge is power!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    April 19, 2011 at 3:44 pm | Report abuse |
  5. NFL4eva

    Slight difference between obamas executive order and the former-obama took out the "attorney general" clause. Read it again.

    April 19, 2011 at 4:25 pm | Report abuse |
  6. NFL4eva

    S&P down grades US credit rating... How are you going to pin that on Bush ? Obama hates America.

    April 19, 2011 at 4:28 pm | Report abuse |
  7. kirk

    I have never seen a copy of obama's birth certificate....and I have never met anyone that has. I guess we are all sheep if we just follow what the press says or if others try to intimidate us to accepting anything they want us to by calling us stupid. I guess we should just all live our lives based upon faith don't you...

    April 20, 2011 at 11:34 am | Report abuse |
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