Washington, Apr.21 (ANI): If US President Barack Obama wants to run again in 2012, he may need to prove to the state of Arizona that he was in fact born in the United States.
That is, if the efforts of the fringe "birther" movement manage to turn a small win into a big victory.
An amendment made by a Republican member of the state's House of Representatives, Rep. Judy Burges, to a bill concerning how candidates can get on Arizona's ballot, would require them to show documents to prove they are a "natural born citizen."
Now dubbed the "birther bill," the provision won a preliminary 31-22 vote, but the bill itself still faces a formal vote before it is sent to the state's Senate.
Attempts have been made in other states, such as Florida and Oklahoma, to introduce similar legislation. None of them have ever become law.
Regardless of whether or not the bill is passed, it likely will face multiple legal challenges, the New York Daily News reports. (ANI)