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Attorney Mario Apuzzo, representing two state residents who challenged Obama’s spot in the June primary, tried a bevy of arguments in the course of a three-hour hearing Tuesday, ranging from a study of Colonial-era attorney St. George Tucker to whether the last name used on Obama’s kindergarten registration in Indonesia casts doubts on his identity.
Masin said he would consider whether Obama must do more to prove to the Division of Elections he qualifies to run for president but that he would not consider the authenticity of the birth certificate Obama put online to try to quiet skeptics.
“Basically, the citizens have to prove a negative. The citizens have to prove that the person doesn’t qualify. How do you do that?” said attorney William Baer.
Obama’s campaign sent a lawyer to the hearing, which it hasn’t done in other similar instances.
Judge Masin will be contacting counsel today or tomorrow morning either by telephone or email as to his decision, stating “yes” or “no” on both issues. He will then provide his written decision to the Secretary of State no later than Wednesday, April 11, 2012, at 10:00 a.m. Counsel will be able to object to Judge Masin’s initial decision. The Secretary of State will make the final decision. After her decision, the parties can then appeal to the New Jersey Appellate Division and then to the New Jersey Supreme Court. After that, the parties can appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court.
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Per the Elections Division
The petition challenge deadline is within 4 days of the filing deadline. The Secretary of State must make her final determination of petition challenges for candidates 10 days after the last day for filing nomination petitions.
2012 Primary Election
Challenges to Petition Nomination
District Petitioner Respondent Result
Presidential Mario Apuzzo, Esq. Barack Obama On Ballot
Presidential Patrick Galasso Barack Obama On Ballot
Presidential Albert J. Alvarez Randall Terry Off Ballot
At‐Large Delegates/Alternates Donna Ward Newt Gingrich On Ballot
In light of the fact that Obama's own lawyer has come out with the admission that his birth certificate is fake. He will not be allowed on the BALLOTS.
So who will be in the race then.... Hillary?? Will the democrat party throw someone up there?? After all this BS they have done.. yes they will but it won't matter.
Ron Paul has won so much support from both sides and most of all the Independents, you know those crazy people that don't trust either republican or democrats like myself, that all he will need is a small minority of pissed off democrats to vote for him during the election.
I hope Ron Pauls camp will infiltrate the democrat party and win those delagates so they can vote for him too.