Kansas GOP Candidate Jokes Obama Doesn't Have a Birth Certificate

Is Kris Kobach, a frontrunner to become Kansas Attorney General, an Obama birther?

The Leavenworth County Republican Party in Kansas held a BBQ on Saturday that attracted state bigwigs such as Sen. Sam Brownback and Rep. Todd Tiahrt. Also in attendance was Kris Kobach, who is running for state attorney general and revealed that he may be a birther when he talked about voter ID issues:

Kobach told the group he would fight for the requirement of providing proof of citizenship at election booths. He said photo identification is required when boarding a plane or buying certain spray paints and medication. He wants the same when trying to combat voter fraud.

A professor of law at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, Kobach kept the mood light with a political joke. He asked what President Obama and God had in common, with the punchline being neither has a birth certificate.

The difference between the two? God only takes 10 percent of a person’s income, Kobach joked.


Amanda Terkel is Deputy Research Director at the Center for American Progress and serves as Deputy Editor for The Progress Report and at the Center for American Progress.
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