PHOENIX — Arizona’s secretary of state said on Wednesday he has received information from state officials in Hawaii that verifies Barack Obama’s birth records, satisfying criteria to put the president on the November ballot in the state.
Ken Bennett, who in addition to his secretary of state duties serves as Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney’s campaign co-chairman in Arizona, made a request to authorities in Hawaii on March 30 about Obama’s birth records on behalf of more than 4,000 constituents, his office said.
Bennett said in a statement that he received verification on Tuesday of Obama’s birth from the officials in Hawaii in lieu of a certified birth certificate.
“Late yesterday, our office received the ’verification in-lieu of certified copy’ from officials within the Hawaii Department of Health that we requested in March,” Bennett said.
“They have officially confirmed that the information in the copy of the Certificate of…
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