So what will Kobach and company do when they meet Monday?
Joe Montgomery of Manhattan, Kan., wrote in an email to state officials that he no longer wanted them to investigate whether Obama was really a natural-born U.S. citizen or eligible to run for reelection. The email said that he, along with his friends and colleagues, faced a significant backlash after a state elections board took up his case and agreed to look into whether the president’s birth certificate was real.A bunch of people told you and your co-conspirators how bugnutz stupid you are for buying into and pushing this trope, so please make the meanies go away. My heart bleeds.
“There has been a great deal of animosity and intimidation directed not only at me, but at people around me, who are both personal and professional associations,” Montgomery wrote in an email to the office of Secretary of State Kris Kobach, which released it to TPM. “I’m don’t wish to burden anyone with more of this negative reaction, so please immediatley [sic] withdraw any action on this objection.”
Kansas election director Brad Bryant told TPM it wasn’t entirely clear what would happen now that Montgomery has withdrawn his complaint but said they committee will likely still regroup on Monday.I'm betting on this going away in a big hurry on Monday, at least as formal issue for the State of Kansas.
“They don’t just pick issues out of the air. They only meet when an objection is filed,” Bryant said. “They had one filed, they met, they decided to reconvene Monday, then this afternoon an email was received withdrawing the objection, so it’s really hard for me to predict but one possibility is they’ll come together and say, well, the issue that we were considering has been taken off the table now.”