Here’s How ‘Birther’ Movement Leader Fared In Statewide California Race

Attorney Orly Taitz has devoted much of her time over the past several years to exposing what she believes is a conspiracy to suppress Barack Obama’s legitimate birth certificate and other personal documents.

Taitz has appeared in court numerous times in an effort to compel the administration to reveal Obama’s records and, as a result of her advocacy, has acquired the nickname “Birther Queen” in certain circles.

She has also thrown her hat into the ring as a candidate for public office in the past, most recently in a bid to become California’s next attorney general. As the Huffington Post reported, Taitz received about 93,000 votes, coming up far short of winning the seat that ultimately went to Democrat incumbent Kamala Harris.

The Obama skeptic did attract the support of about three percent of the state’s voters, however, and finishing sixth in a race among seven candidates.

According to the California Secretary of State’s website, Taitz finished ahead of Libertarian Party candidate Jonathan Jaech, who finished with just under 71,000 votes. Taitz was not affiliated with any political party in the race.

Harris handily beat Taitz, Jaech, and four Republican rivals, securing nearly 1.6 million votes – or about 53 percent of the electorate. Her closest competitor was Ronald Gold, who finished a distant second with just under 13 percent of the vote.

Republicans were apparently quite divided among the several Harris alternatives. The other GOP candidates, Phil Wyman, David King, and John Haggerty, finished with 11.5, 8.9, and 8.2 percent of the vote, respectively.

Two years ago, Taitz tried to take on Sen. Dianne Feinstein; however, she failed to secure a primary victory and similarly ended up with about three percent of the vote.

In connection with her activism regarding Obama’s birth certificate, she was among the many vocal skeptics to emerge following a plane crash that killed Hawaii health official Loretta Fuddy. The only passenger to die in the crash, Fuddy was responsible for authenticating the birth certificate released by Barack Obama.

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