JUNEAU, Alaska (July 27, 2012)—Gordon Warren Epperly of Juneau, Alaska, man has filed a lawsuit in an attempt to compel the state of Alaska to prove that President Obama is qualified to be on the ballot.
Epperly claims in the lawsuit that Mr. Obama's citizenship status is unknown, and that Mr. Obama was illegally inaugurated in 2009.
Epperly also questions U.S. Rep. Nancy Pelosi's right to run for federal office because she's a woman.
The lawsuit was filed against Mr. Obama, Pelosi, the state's election director and Lt. Gov. Mead Treadwell, a Republican who oversees Alaska elections.
The state filed a motion to dismiss.
Assistant Alaska Attorney General Elizabeth Bakalar wrote that Epperly's statements "are repugnant and absurd."
She also says there's no factual basis for his claims, other than "wholly discredited conspiracy theories."