by Dan Gibson
FYI, below the cut is a list of the Arizona legislators who are sponsoring HB 2544, which will require the all of the following for presidental and vice-presidental candidates:
1. An original long form birth certificate that includes the date and place of birth, the names of the hospital and the attending physician and signatures of the witnesses in attendance.
2. A sworn statement attesting that the candidate has not held dual or multiple citizenship and that the candidate's allegiance is solely to the United States of America.
3. A sworn statement or form that identifies the candidate's places of residence in the United States for the preceding fourteen years.
C. If both the candidate and the national political party committee for that candidate fail to submit and swear to the documents prescribed in this section, the secretary of state shall not place that presidential candidate's name on the ballot in this state.
Worth noting, possibly, is the list of House Republicans who are not currently sponsoring the bill (no Democrat is a sponsor): Speaker Kirk Adams, Cecil P. Ash, Kate Brophy McGee, Heather Carter, Steve Court, Tom Forese, Russ Jones, Frank Pratt, Amanda Reeve, Bob Robson, Michelle Ugenti, Ted Vogt, Jerry Weiers, and Vic Williams. The Senate Republicans who are not sponsors: Nancy Barto, Rich Crandall, Alan Driggs, John McCormish, Michele Reagan.
David M. Gowan, Sr.
Jack W. Harper
Javan "JD" Mesnard
Steve B. Montenegro
David Burnell Smith
David W. Stevens