Jan 16 Sacramento
Alan Keyes, AIP leaders sue in CA court to obtain Obama citizenship proof
Stop Secretary of State from certifying Electors
Published: November 15, 2008

Presidential candidate Alan Keyes, vice-presidential candidate Wiley S. Drake, and the Chairman of the American Independent Party, Markham Robinson, have filed suit in California Superior Court in Sacramento seeking to bar Secretary of State Debra Bowen from certifying to Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger the names of Electors, and from transmitting to each presidential Elector a Certificate of Election, until documentary proof is produced and verified showing that Senator Obama is a “natural born” citizen of the United States, and does not hold citizenship of Indonesia, Kenya or Great Britain.

In addition, they have asked that the court issue a peremptory writ barring Senator Obama’s California Electors from signing the Certificate of Vote until such documentary proof is produced and verified.

In response to questions about why the suit was being filed, Ambassador Keyes commented, “I and others are concerned that this issue be properly investigated and decided before Senator Obama takes office.  Otherwise there will be a serious doubt as to the legitimacy of his tenure. This doubt would also affect the respect people have for the Constitution as the supreme law of the land. I hope the issue can be quickly clarified so that the new President can take office under no shadow of doubt.  This will be good for him and for the nation.”

Former Reagan administration official Ambassador Alan Keyes and Wiley S. Drake were the 2008 presidential and vice-presidential nominees of the American Independent Party, which is the California affiliate of the new national America’s Independent Party.

Mission Viejo, California attorney Dr. Orly Taitz and United Justice Foundation Executive Director Gary Kreep are representing the plaintiffs in this case.

Copies of the court filing, along with further information concerning developments in this case, will be made available at http://www.AIPNEWS.com, or can be obtained by contacting AIP national chairman Tom Hoefling.



Reader's Comments
"It should be obvious to all that the Constitution is being shredded by ALL inside the "Washington Beltway". We must take it back and NOW!!!
Only question is, are you a Chief or an Indian, we need both."
-> Posted by Carl / Jan 10, 2009
"What happened to this case ?"
-> Posted by Pat / Jan 07, 2009
"What about George Washington? Was he a citizen technically? Don't hate the man for winning. McCain is almost not a citizen, just cause he was bron in the Canal Zone he is though."
-> Posted by Eric / Dec 04, 2008
"If you believe in this lawsuit then we could use your help. Please donate to www.usjf.net, one of the attorneys doing the case for free.

Also, I am looking for someone in Sacramento to colaborate on an Obama book with. If interested email me at pb_realestate@yahoo.com."
-> Posted by Barnieca / Dec 01, 2008
"Alan Keyes is a man of substantial intellect and character. His current concern maybe only a technical point but he remains a remarkable man. Being written off as a "dumb ass" or "get over himself" misses the measure of the man. I voted for him in the Presidential election. Some suggest that I shouldn't have waste my vote. McCain lost by over 3 million in California; I doubt my vote impacted the election result."
-> Posted by Brent Mikesell / Nov 28, 2008
"Alan Keyes is a dumb-ass !"
-> Posted by James Johnson / Nov 26, 2008
"Anyone remember the last time a foreign despot ruled America? King George. He was violently overthrown."
-> Posted by Slick Willy / Nov 26, 2008
"the public also thinks that a american who has a child abroad the child gets US citizendship. Only true in part.. in 1961 that US parent had to haved resided in the US for 5 years beyond the age of 14 (or19) Obama's mother was 18 when he was born, so he wouldn't qualify. Sign the petition at
-> Posted by sewagerocks / Nov 25, 2008
"hillary did start the citizenship question, but laid it aside when Obama showed his short, birth cert (bc)instead of the long legal version.She didn't know that Hawaii grants a bc to a baby born outside of Hawaii, if the parents have been Hawaiin residents for the year prior to the baby's birth. Keyes has a PHD in gov & that is the basis of his suit"
-> Posted by ladyplumber / Nov 25, 2008
"If Obama becomes Commander in Chief without true proof of his birth, why are our men fighting overseas to protect our consitution and our freedoms, if we have a complacent attitude about protecting them here at home? I met w/my DC rep who said every court in the nation will find a loophole to dismiss because of fear of rioting...if that was the attitude in the 1950s&1960s segregation might still be a reality. The right, need to quit with the conservative complacency and put our voice out there!"
-> Posted by burligurli / Nov 25, 2008
"I think that Obama's birth record should be forthcoming.It is no more than right.Thanks,Van"
-> Posted by Van Carman / Nov 24, 2008
"If Obama is allowed a free pass it means there is nothing legitimate left in this Country...we don't have to follow the law and for the God Fearing that actually obey laws and believe in due process and Our Constitution...it means theres going to be a fight."
-> Posted by Cindy Capps / Nov 24, 2008
"Our constitution states clearly who is qualified to be president or not. If this is ignored, then the American people are throwing out the rule of law. What do we have left then? If Obama is a legitimate natural born citizen, then what's the big deal? Show the real documents and get it over with. Stop playing lawyer games. All this collusion shows he has something to hide."
-> Posted by Dee / Nov 24, 2008
"If Hillary did not make this an issue during the primaries, then it probably isn't a real issue."
-> Posted by Andy / Nov 23, 2008
"The milton comment is stupid. This is our constitution. Milton has to let it go."
-> Posted by anne / Nov 23, 2008
"The rule of law mean nothing to Obama. He got millions from overseas which violates the FEC rules. Where is the FEC."
-> Posted by Don / Nov 22, 2008
"Why let it go? If he is not a citizen then he is not eligible to be president...Liberals are content to sweep this under the rug,but if reversed,they would be screaming bloody murder....This question needs to be answered and before he takes office...Keyes is right by bringing this up and if the liberals are scared that the "messiah" might be tainted,well so be it..Lets see the proof of citizenship...It's the law........"
-> Posted by wampus / Nov 22, 2008
"Why doesn't Obama/DNC just provide the necessary proof and get this over with? Instead, his lawyers are spending their time having the cases thrown out. I am beginning to think that there might be something to this!"
-> Posted by Carl / Nov 21, 2008
"This is a country bound by the rule of law not man. I surely hope Keyes is serious."
-> Posted by Pat / Nov 21, 2008
"Is he serious?!? Let it go, man-Obama won. Keyes needs to get over himself."
-> Posted by Milton / Nov 21, 2008
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