Obama controversy inspires new bill in Arizona
Arizona: Judy Burges, a republican representative for Skull Valley, Arizona, is working on creating a new bill that would require presidential and vice presidential candidates to show proof that they were born in America before being placed on the ballot in Arizona. The bill would require the secretary of state to verify that the candidate is a natural born citizen. The bill does require more than simply verifying the candidate's birth certificate, however, it would look into all possible questions of the candidate's qualifications. One implication is that the secretary of state would have the power to determine a candidate's eligibility if there were doubts about their citizenship.
The crafting of the bill was inspired by Burges questioning of President Obama's eligibility as president based on her doubts about his citizenship and, in her words, his loyalty to the United States.