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5:30 pm
Tue September 18, 2012

Man Sues to Keep President From Vermont November Ballot

The Vermont man who lost the state's Republican primary to run for the U.S. Senate is asking a court to strike President Barack Obama's name from the state's November election ballot.

The lawsuit by H. Brooke Paige, of the town of Washington, claims Obama is "not a natural born citizen" because both of his parents were not born in the United States.

Obama was born in Hawaii and he is a United States citizen.

The Burlington Free Press reports Paige's argument is that Obama's father, Barack Hussein Obama Sr., was born in Kenya and so the president doesn't meet a 1758 definition of "a natural born citizen."

Paige's lawsuit asks for an expedited hearing. The state's election ballots are scheduled to be printed in the next week.

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