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Obama Laughs About ‘Crazy’ Birth Certificate Questions

ObamaPresident Barack Obama reminisced about the conspiracy theories surrounding his birth certificate during a speech at the National Action Network convention in New York City Friday afternoon. Obama referenced the doubts about his citizenship that led him to release a copy of his birth certificate in 2011, while criticizing voter I.D. laws that require people to present documentation like passports and birth certificates to vote.

"Just to be clear, I know where my birth certificate is," he added. 

Obama then began to laugh.

"You remember that? That was crazy," said Obama. "Haven't thought about that in a while."

Obama's speech focused on voting rights. He cited a "recent effort to restrict the vote" that he said was "led" by the Republican Party.

"Not only is it ultimately bad politics, I believe it ultimately harms the entire country," he said.  

Obama said the "right to vote is threatened today in a way it has not been" since the passage of the Voting Rights Act, and he called on Congress to update that legislation. 

Anthony-Claret Onwutalobi
Anthony-Claret Onwutalobi
Anthony-Claret is a software Engineer, entrepreneur and the founder of Codewit INC and CEO of Portia Web Solutions. Mr. Claret publishes and manages the content on Codewit Word News website and associated websites. He's a writer, IT Expert, great administrator, technology enthusiast, social media lover and all around digital guy.

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