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Kan. to review challenges to ex-lawmaker, Obama

Published on -9/13/2012, 6:53 AM

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TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) -- A Kansas board is preparing to settle challenges to spots on the November ballot for President Barack Obama and a former lawmaker seeking to return to the Legislature.

The State Objections Board is made up of the secretary of state, attorney general and lieutenant governor. Other items on its agenda Thursday include disputes over presidential candidate listings for the Reform and Americans Elect parties.

Manhattan resident Joe Montgomery objected to Obama's listing as the Democratic nominee for president, claiming Obama is not a U.S. citizen.

A tea party group's president has questioned whether former Kansas House member Tom Sawyer lives at the Wichita address he listed on his filing papers. Sawyer is the Democratic nominee in the 95th House District, and says he has owned the home for two decades.

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