A day after the Kansas Objections Board sought further information before making a decision, a Manhattan man has withdrawn his objection to having President Barack Obama on the Kansas ballot for the General Election in November.
Claiming that the President was not a “natural born citizen” Joe Montgomery who works at Kansas State University had filed his objection on Monday and a hearing was held on Thursday before the board which consists of the Attorney General, Lieutenant Governor and Secretary of State, all Republicans. The board stated they had wanted to gather more information from cases in other states that were similar to the one in Kansas before making a ruling which could have come on Monday.
There have been questions about President Obama’s citizenship since his Father was from Kenya and last year he released a long-form birth certificate which the state of Hawaii has said several times is authentic.
Montgomery told the Huffington Post that it was his intention to file the objection as a way to express himself politically and to start a dialogue. He told the online publication never intended to involve anyone else.