The State of Hawaii was pestered by birthers to the point that the Legislature passed a law allowing state agencies to ignore repeated requests for the same information from the same people. The Department reports that although the law has never been invoked, requests have fallen off sharply to just 2-3 per week, according an article from the Associated Press yesterday.
Although the new Hawaii law allowing duplicative requests to be ignored may have discouraged people from asking, the drop-off in inquiries may be a natural outcome nearly two years after Obama was elected, said Republican state Rep. Gene Ward, who believes Obama was born in Hawaii.”These kind of birther issues aren’t what they were fresh after the election,” said Ward, who voted against this year’s legislation on open government grounds. “There are so many things that were residuals of the election, and this is just one that’s carried on longer than usual. Eventually, it will go away.”