Anonymous asked in Politics & GovernmentGovernment · 1 decade ago

So There Is Another Lawsuit Against Obama?

A lawsuit was filed against CA Secretary of State, Debra Bowen, Barack Obama, Senator Joe Biden, and the California Democratic Party Electors

on November 12, 2008. Dr. Alan Keyes, Ambassador, Dr. Wiley S. Drake, Sr, and Markham Robinson initiated the Petition for Writ of Mandate in

Superior Court in Sacramento California. All California Electors are

listed as defendants.

The Petitioners are described as:



1. Ambassador Dr. Alan Keyes, Petitioner herein, is the Presidential candidate of the

American Independent Party, in the 2008 election, on the California State Ballot;

2. Dr. Wiley S. Drake, Sr., Petitioner herein, is a Certified California Elector of the

American Independent Party and is the Vice Presidential candidate of the American Independent Party, in

the 2008 election, on the California State Ballot;

3. Markham Robinson, Petitioner herein, is a Certified California Elector of the American

Independent Party, Vice Chairman of America’s Independent Party, and Chairman of the American

Independent Party;”

One thing is readily apparent in this petition. Alan Keyes unquestionably has standing.

Here is the main argument:

“65. There is a reasonable and common expectation by the voters that to qualify for the ballot, the individuals running for office must meet minimum qualifications as outlined in the federal and state Constitutions and statutes, and that compliance with those minimum qualifications has been confirmed by the officials overseeing the election process. Heretofore, only a signed statement from the candidate attesting to his or her meeting those qualifications was requested and received by SOS, with no verification demanded. This practice represents a much lower standard than that demanded of one when requesting a California driver’s license. Since SOS has, as its core, the mission of certifying and establishing the validity of the election process, this writ seeks a Court Order barring SOS from certifying

the California Electors until documentary proof that Senator Obama is a “natural born” citizen of the United States of America is received by her. This proof could include items such as his original birth certificate, showing the name of the hospital and the name and the signature of the doctor, all of his passports with immigration stamps, and verification from the governments where the candidate has resided, verifying that he did not, and does not, hold citizenship of these countries, and any other

documents that certify an individual’s citizenship and/or qualification for office.”

Read the entire petition here:

Sounds like people are not to happy with him.

6 Answers

  • 1 decade ago
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    Anyone can file a lawsuit--even extreme right-wing political parties. Frivolous lawsuits are filed all the time. It will be up to a court to decide if the plaintiffs have standing or whether the petition states a legitimate claim, regardless of what the petitioners allege.

    I guarantee you that nothing will come of this.

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  • 1 decade ago

    If its a non issue than why has Obama only shown a doctored up birth certificate that actually belongs to his sister? Why can't he come up with a valid birth certificate? As to the thumping of Alan Keyes, Alan Keyes didn't enter the race until September of that year. He only ran at the party's bidding because the incumbent Republican had a scandal going on. Most of you aren't intelligent enough to have a decent conversation with Dr. Keyes. I think that you don't like Alan Keyes because he is 100% African American not mixed race like Obama.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Alan Keyes is still bitter from Obama thumping him in the IL senate race 4 years ago. He needs some kleenex.

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    3 years ago

    it is what's going on good now: for prompt launch: - 12/27/08 (Lafayette Hill, PA – 12/25/08) - Philip J. Berg, Esquire, the legal expert who filed experience against Barack H. Obama complicated Senator Obama’s loss of “skills” to function President of u.s. and his case, Berg vs. Obama, pronounces that the case has been distributed for 2 (2) conferences till now the U.S. splendid courtroom, one convention related to the Petition for Writ of Certiorari is scheduled for January 9, 2009, the different convention related to the utility to Justice Antonin Scalia for a rapidly injunction to stay the Joint consultation of Congress from Counting the Electoral college Votes is scheduled for January sixteen, 2009.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Just sore losers here. I was thinking of switching to the Independent Party, but now I will not.

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  • 1 decade ago

    I would say that it sounds more like you're not happy with him; and I agree with pick6. Alan Keys is just a sore looser and a hater...

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