Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) said late Friday that President Obama will remain on Arizona's ballot despite conspiracy theory-fueled threats from the state's top election official.
"The president of the United States is not going to be taken off the ballot," McCain told Phoenix television station KPNX.
Having faced Obama in the 2008 presidential race, McCain was responding to comments made earlier in the week by Arizona Secretary of State Ken Bennett, who threatened to keep the president off the November ballot unless he receives more proof Obama was born in the United States. Bennett said the Hawaii birth certificate Obama released last year was not proof enough.
McCain's comments come at about 2:20 into this video: