AZ Electoral Voters, GOP Chair Question Obama’s Birth Certificate

Members of the Electoral College formally cast their ballots for the 2012 presidential election in traditional ceremonies across the country today. In Arizona, three electoral voters — including state GOP Chairman Tom Morrissey — took the opportunity to question President Obama’s birth certificate as they cast their ballot for Mitt Romney, the AP reports.

“I’m not satisfied with what I’ve seen,” Morrissey said, according to a local radio station. “I think for somebody in the president’s position to not have produced a document that looks more legitimate, I have a problem with that.”

Gov. Jan Brewer (R) and Secretary of State Ken Bennett said that while they disagreed with the electors’ comments, they respected their right to speak out.

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