“Neither defendant nor his counsel, Michael Jablonski, appeared or answered. Ordinarily, the court would enter a default order against a party that fails to participate in any stage of a proceeding. … Nonetheless, despite the defendant’s failure to appear, plaintiffs asked this court to decide the case on the merits of their arguments and evidence. … By deciding this matter on the merits, the court in no way condones the conduct or legal scholarship of defendant’s attorney, Mr. Jablonski,” he said.Hell, in all likelihood they were probably hoping that this judge would have denied the President ballot access. Its not like Georgia will make a lick of difference in the general election, as winning Georgia would mean a national landslide, while his campaign has already written it off for the their neighbors in Florida and North Carolina. On the other hand, a nice story about a bunch of Georgia conservatives blocking the President from being on the ballot would've made for a helluva fundraising haul.
Really though, what the hell do they expect the President to say, even if by some ridiculous interpretation of law it was decided that he has to defend his citizenship to any yahoo with a law degree? I don't know where the hell I was born but for my parents and a piece of paper telling me it was Columbus, Ohio. For all I know, I was born in Kenya and my citizenship was all part of some elaborate scheme to one day allow me to become President...if so, I'm so very sorry you all went through the trouble for nothing. Is the President to confirm or deny where he was born based upon memory?