Arguments will be heard Monday in a case targeting Democrat Barack Obama and challenging Secretary of State Sam Reed for letting the name of the Illinois senator go on the ballot.
Monday morning, a King County Superior Court judge will consider the case brought against the Secretary of State’s Office by Steve Marquis of Fall City.
Marquis contends Reed should not have certified Obama as a candidate since he did not prove Obama meets the citizenship requirement to run for president. He wants the judge to require Reed acquire such proof of citizenship or rule Obama ineligible as a candidate before vote counting starts in the Nov. 4 election.
Obama says he was born in Hawaii and posted a copy of his birth certificate online. Marquis does not believe it.
Marquis’ court papers argue his legal action is intended “to avert likely civil unrest and a constitutional crisis which would certainly accrue after the election through laborious legal challenges and impeachment process.”
Marquis’ latest court filing is attached.