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GOP conspiracy theorists can’t give up birth certificate myth

This article was updated on February 10th, 2012

Four years after President Obama’s campaign released his certification of live birth, conspiracy theorists continue to question the document’s authenticity. Jerome Corsi, author of “Where’s the Birth Certificate?”, said:

“I was called by my insiders, several of my informants in Hawaii about three weeks before it was released, and I was told that the document had been forged.”

 

President Obama is an American-born citizen. The authenticity of his short-form birth certificate was verified by the State of Hawaii as well as by nonpartisan organizations like FactCheck.org.

In spite of this overwhelming evidence, conspiracy theorists continued to attack the legitimacy of the President’s citizenship. In April 2011, President Obama and his attorneys asked the State of Hawaii to release his long-form birth certificate in order to end the distraction. The Hawaii State Department of Health granted the request, and the President’s long-form certificate is available online.

In an address to the American people, President Obama expressed hope that the country could move on. “We’ve got big problems to solve. And I’m confident we can solve them, but we’re going to have to focus on them—not on this.” President Obama was born in the United States and is an American citizen—period.