June 18, 2012
A birther lawsuit alleging that President Barack Obama is ineligible to serve as commander in chief kicked off in Florida on Monday, with members of both legal teams providing arguments.
The suit was filed by Michael Voeltz, a car salesman and self-proclaimed registered Democrat in Florida. Voeltz was represented by conservative activist Larry Klayman, who presented the quintessential conspiratorial claim that he had proof Obama wasn’t born in Hawaii, despite the White House’s release of a long-form birth certificate that indicates Honolulu as his birthplace.
Birther champion and Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio has also submitted an affidavit on Voeltz’s behalf.