I hate to write articles like this because the only source I have for it is the tabloid web site WorldNetDaily, known for misleading stories, lack of fact checking, out of context quotations, and outright lies. So take this with a grain of salt.
Arizona Secretary of State Ken Bennett is reported to have written in an email to some constituents that he has inquired about President Obama’s birthplace and is awaiting an answer from the State of Hawaii. He is certainly entitled to do that under Hawaii law §338-18 (g)(2):
(g) The department shall not issue a verification in lieu of a certified copy of any such record, or any part thereof, unless it is satisfied that the applicant requesting a verification is:
(2) A governmental agency or organization who for a legitimate government purpose maintains and needs to update official lists of persons in the ordinary course of the agency’s or organization’s activities;
Given press releases all over the State Department of Health’s web site, it seems rather silly to ask, but Bennett is certainly entitled.
What is interesting, however, is what else Bennett reportedly wrote:
if Hawaii can’t or won’t provide verification of the president’s birth certificate, I will not put his name on the ballot
Given the law in Hawaii, I expect them to reply, verifying the information that Barack Obama was born in Hawaii. If they don’t and Bennett says he will omit Obama from the ballot, then I would expect to see an Obama v. Bennett lawsuit and this one will not be dismissed. I cannot envision the long form PDF coming into play, nor would the birthers get to adjudicate “natural born citizen.”