President Obama didn’t win Arizona and none of the state’s electors will be forced to cast their votes for him, but they would still like you to know that they believe he’s a secret-Kenyan usurper.
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.”
“My issue isn’t whether he was born here,” he told KFYI radio in Phoenix Monday. “I have questions [about Obama’s longform birth cerfiticate]. … You know, I have a law enforcement background. I come at this with a little different perspective. It just doesn’t ring right with me.”
Morrissey said he had “a sacred trust as an elector” to raise questions about Obama’s legitimacy on the day electors officially voted. “I don’t want to be soapy about it, but I do have that and I think I have the right to raise that question,” he said.
Let’s not beat around the bush.
It “doesn’t ring right” and it doesn’t look “legitimate” to Tom Morrissey because the president is black and his name is Barack Hussein Obama.
If Mitt Romney won, the idea that his birth certificate might be illegitimate wouldn’t even occur to Tom Morrissey and we wouldn’t be having this discussion.