A Pennsylvania attorney has filed a lawsuit in federal court challenging Sen. Barack Obama's claim to United States citizenship, according to The Times Herald newspaper in Norristown.
The lawsuit by Philip Berg seeks to remove Obama from the November ballot, says reporter Keith Phucas.
Berg claims in the lawsuit that the presumptive Democratic Party nominee was born in Africa, not in Hawaii, which Obama lists as his birthplace.
"We really don't believe he was born in Hawaii," Berg told Phucas. "We think he was born in Kenya."
The U.S. Constitution states that a person must be born in the United States to be eligible for the presidency.
From Phucas' article:
According to Obama's birth certificate, which his campaign posted on its Internet site in June to quell rumors that he is foreign born, the Illinois senator was born in Hawaii on Aug. 6, 1961.Read the full story in today's edition of the newspaper.