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Voter Loses Bid To Block Obama From State Ballot

(CN) - The Connecticut Supreme Court threw out a Connecticut voter's lawsuit challenging Barack Obama's eligibility to appear on the state ballot for president of the United States. Cort Wrotnowski sued Connecticut Secretary of State Susan Bysiewicz for failing to verify that Obama was a natural citizen of the United States.

The trial court dismissed Wrotnowski's appeal for lack of jurisdiction, and Justice Rogers affirmed the decision.

"The plaintiff was required to make a colorable claim that he was aggrieved by a ruling of an elected official," Rogers ruled. "Because he has not done so, this court concludes that the plaintiff lacked standing to bring his complaint."

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