Ariz. bill on birth certificates set aside

Proposal requiring presidential candidates to show document stemmed from Obama critics' doubt he was born in U.S.

Published April 29, 2010 7:47PM (EDT)

A bill to require presidential candidates to show their birth certificates to get on Arizona's ballot won't win approval from state lawmakers.

With legislators working toward adjournment of their annual session, the sponsor of the bill says it won't get a state Senate vote because some fellow Republicans don't support it.

The House narrowly approved the measure last week.

The bill is an outgrowth of some Obama critics' doubts over whether he was born in the United States. Hawaii officials have repeatedly confirmed Obama's citizenship, and his Hawaiian birth certificate has been made public, along with newspaper birth notices.

By Associated Press

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