The Supreme Court this morning declined to hear two cases from lower courts questioning the U.S. citizenship of President-elect Barack Obama.
This has been a huge topic of posts on some Internet sites, and some of those who doubt Obama is a U.S. citizen have been lobbying the electors who will vote next week on making Obama’s victory official.
Bob Cleveland, a GOP elector in Oklahoma, told me last week that he has been bombarded with e-mails and calls from people urging electors to abstain from voting until the question is resolved. One of the lawsuits questioned Sen. John McCain’s citizenship as well since he was born in the Panama Canal zone (his father was in the Navy).
Cleveland said he didn’t think Obama had settled the question satisfactorily but that he thought electors should do their duties and cast their votes on Dec. 15.