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Late Monday, the White House removed at least one birther-related petition seeking Barack Obama's resignation due to his alleged ineligibility to be president of the United States. The online solicitation read: "We petition Barack H. Obama (aka Soetoro aka Soebarkah) to resign due to his use of a stolen CT SSN, forged BC and SS". On Jan. 15, the White House removed a second birther petition on the site which was likely uploaded by the same party.
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Late in the day on Jan. 14, the first birther petition was promptly removed by staffers from the administration-run website petitions.whitehouse.gov. Within 24 hours of its posting, the solicitation had gone viral and quickly became one of the most popular posts on the official site.
In one day, the post generated nearly 25,000 signatures. Typically, web-based petitions on the White House website gets a few hundred to as much as 5,000 virtual signatures. The removal has been ignored by the mainstream media, including conservative network Fox News.
Dr. Orly Taitz submitted the petition alleging that Barack Obama used forged documents and fake IDs in order to run for political office.
On Feb. 15, birthers will have their case distributed for conference at the Supreme Court. Last week, Chief Justice John Roberts elevated docket no. 12A606 to conference. However, less than two percent of such cases get a full hearing by the nation's highest court.
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