Place: Leon County Circuit Court, Courtroom 2-F
301 S. Monroe Street, Tallahassee, FL 32301
Time: 9:00 a.m.
TALLAHASSEE, Fla., June 14, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ – A hearing will be held this Monday, June 18, 2012, at 9 a.m. in the courtroom of Judge Terry Lewis, the judge whose decisions helped decide the 2000 presidential elections. The subject of the hearing is a lawsuit filed by Michael Voeltz, a registered Democrat who is challenging, as he has a right to do under Florida law, the eligibility of Barack Obama to be on the Florida presidential ballot in 2012.
The issues in the case at this stage include but are not limited to: 1.) the duty of Florida’s Secretary of State to confirm eligibility before the name of a candidate such as Barack Obama are placed on the ballot, 2.) the definition of the term “natural born citizen,” which is a constitutional requirement for presidential eligibility and 3.) whether Barack Obama is a natural born citizen born in the United States or its territories to two American citizen parents.
In a prior hearing, Judge Lewis stressed that Mr. Voeltz’s attorney, Larry Klayman, had cited Supreme Court authority that a natural born citizen must be born in the United States to two American citizen parents, but the Barack Obama’s attorneys had cited no authority to the contrary. Judge Lewis called for Obama’s attorneys to submit briefing on the issue prior to the hearing, and for Mr. Klayman to submit affidavits attesting to issues of fact in dispute as to where Obama was born. Among several affidavits, Klayman submitted the sworn testimony of Sheriff Joseph M. Arpaio, whose “Cold Case Posse” has been investigating Obama’s eligibility on behalf of Arizona and found that his alleged birth certificate is likely forged.
This case is monumental particularly since Florida is once again at the center of an election dispute that could have a major impact on American history. Larry Klayman observed: “Most of the Washington, D.C. and media establishment have never wanted to confront the issue of Obama’s eligibility to be president, as this is not considered ‘politically correct.’ But the framers did confront it and this is why they required a higher threshold to be president that goes beyond just being a citizen. They understood, particularly given the times they lived in, where British Tories and spies sought to undermine the new Republic, that they could not permit someone with divided loyalties to occupy the highest office in the land.”
The case is titled Voeltz v. Obama, No. 2012 CA 00467 in Leon County Circuit Court. The hearing is open to the public and the media. Klayman’s work is supported by the non-profit ConstitutionActionFund.org. The hearing is being broadcast “live streamed” on the internet by www.wnd.com.