Who does vetting of candidates?
This is in response to, and support of, the last paragraph of William Hadley’s letter to the editor of Aug. 20. He refers to the exact location in the U.S. Constitution that specifies the eligibility criteria to be president of the United States.
He said, and I quote, “Maybe Obama eventually will be accurately and fairly vetted ...”
My question is — who does that vetting? When the controversy about Obama’s birth certificate did not fade away after a few months (now years), I was curious as to why no one at the federal level was stepping forward to PROVE that Obama had been vetted.
I Googled the topic as many ways as I could think of and could find no mention of any such a vetting agency, commission or office. All I found was the office that oversees election finances.
Considering that anyone who runs for a student body office in public school has to be checked for eligibility (vetted), I think that it is bordering on dangerous that a person could be on a presidential ballot who has not been certified as eligible.
I appreciate and support the efforts of the states who are trying to ensure that all names on their ballots are legitimate candidates.