Kansas Birther Ballot Initiative Nixed

    Manhattan, Kan., resident Joe Montgomery takes an oath to tell the truth before testifying during a State Objections Board hearing, Thursday, Sept. 13, 2012, in Topeka, Kan. The board is reviewing Montgomery's objection to the state listing President Barack Obama on its November election ballot. (AP Photo/John Hanna)

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    Apparently the president's word and his actual birth certificate aren't enough to stop some conspiracy theorists—though general consensus seems to have done the trick. On Friday a Kansas man withdrew a petition asking that President Obama be removed from the state's election ballot for not meeting presidential citizenship requirements. The man, Joe Montgomery, cited public backlash as his reason for backing down, although the Kansas secretary of state had been willing to review the petition. Although Obama will remain on the ballot in Kansas, the protester did win a small victory: the state plans to continue efforts to obtain a certified copy of the president's birth certificate.

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