At a press conference on Thursday Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio said he suspects the birth certificate President Obama released last year is forgery.
“Based on all of the evidence presented and investigated, I cannot in good faith report to you that these documents are authentic,” Sheriff Arpaio said. “My investigators believe that the long-form birth certificate was manufactured electronically and that it did not originate in paper format as claimed by the White House.”
Arpaio’s investigators say they have several “vetted affidavits” to support their claims, including an unnamed person who says they were introduced to Obama by Bill Ayers’ mother as a “foreign student.”
Investigators also spent a great deal of time analyzing the certificate and their supposed findings after conducting “optical character recognition.”