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Hawaii AG Refutes Arizona Sheriff’s Birther Claim

·By civilbeat

More birther news. 

Capitol Watch reports:

The Hawaii Attorney General’s Office issued a statement Tuesday afternoon (July 17) in response to charges from Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio that he says casts doubt on the authenticity of Barack Obama’s birth certificate.

As detailed in news reports, including this one from a Phoenix TV station, Arpaio says he has uncovered evidence that the certificate is a forgery. The sheriff also criticized Hawaii Health Department regulations for obtaining copies of the certificate as “lax.”

Joshua Wisch, special assistant to the Hawaii AG, issued a detailed response.

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