Manhattan resident Joe Montgomery had brought his concerns before the board in a Thursday hearing, and the SOB decided to delay a decision until yesterday to gather more information. Montgomery, in the wake of intense national attention, withdrew his objection Friday. At Monday's meeting, the two absent members' surrogates, Mark Dugan and John Campbell, pushed for a quick resolution. Kobach explained why the board was overruling Montgomery's objection when birther Orly Taitz interrupted, arguing that the investigation needed to be continued. Kobach advised her that she could file a lawsuit challenging the decision.
The hope is that now, just as Schmidt and Colyer might have sought to distance themselves from a poor political decision, the nation can move on to some other state.