PHOENIX - An author shoots down Sheriff Joe Arpaio's claims that President Barack Obama's birth certificate is a fraud .
"Nothing I saw today (Tuesday) impressed me," said John Woodman who lives in Springfield, Missouri.
Woodman wrote a book called "Is Barack Obama's Birth Certificate a Fraud?" In it he claims to have debunked 30 claims by birthers that the birth certificate is a fake or has been altered. He also said Tuesday's so-called findings by the Sheriff's Office and his posse don't change his mind.
"I think the Sheriff is becoming a mouth piece of the birther movement," said Woodman.
Woodman is a computer and research expert who said he was ready for his research to show the birth certificate was a fake, but that isn't what he found. "There is no evidence to show otherwise," he said.
Woodman said Tuesday's claims from the Sheriff come down to the number nine on the certificate. It's the number that is supposed to point out the father's race.
Woodman said the Sheriff and his deputies are quoting from a 1961 government manual that has been proven to be from 1969, which means the same claims have already been proven false.
The Sheriff did not produce the manual at his news conference Tuesday.
Woodman stands by his book that there is no evidence to suggest that Barack Obama's birth certificate is in anyway inaccurate.
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