Yawn. There was simply no chance that Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp would fail to affirm the ruling of Administrative Law Judge Michael Malihi that Barack Obama was qualified to appear on the Georgia Democratic Preference Primary ballot on Tuesday, March 6.
In a press release issued today, the Secretary is quoted:
After careful consideration of Administrative Law Judge Michael Malihi’s initial decision and all record evidence based on the criteria set forth in this process, I find that the Respondent, President Barack Obama, meets the State of Georgia’s eligibility requirements. President Barack Obama’s name shall remain on the Democratic Party’s 2012 Presidential Preference Primary ballot.
In a move designed to prevent injury and premature death among Georgia’s birther population, the Secretary refrained from using the obviously implied phrase: “natural born citizen.”