BY LINDA BENTLEY | JUNE 13, 2012
Attorney argues Obama is not Democrat nominee
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Oral arguments before Florida Judge Terry Lewis, who is noted for his rulings in Bush v. Gore in 2000, were held at 9 a.m. EST and live streamed on WND.com on Monday regarding Obama’s motion to dismiss a complaint filed by Michael Voeltz, a registered member of the Democratic Party, challenging Barack Obama’s eligibility to appear on the Florida ballot.
Representing Obama, Attorney Mark Herron argued despite Obama being the only Democrat in the Florida preferential preference primary that did not make him the party’s nominee for president and the party’s nominee was selected at the Democratic National Convention.
He stated the preferential primary election only serves to elect delegates who will vote at the convention to select the party’s nominee.
Attorney Larry Klayman, founder of the government watchdog organization Judicial Watch, representing Voeltz, countered by stating the defendant was attempting to push the issue down the road until it is too late, which is what he said occurred in 2008.
Lewis took the matter under advisement and asked the parties to each submit a form of order they wished him to sign.