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Judge Sharon Prather rejected the petition filed by Sharon Ann Meroni, AKA. Chalice Jackson.
Meroni who initially filed the request in December alleging widespread voter fraud in Illinois. She said she was disappointed with Prather's decision and intends to appeal.
Individual citizens cannot call for grand juries. They're called by prosecutors -- people who have at least passed The bar -- who are trying to convince a sworn jury that there is enough evidence that a crime exists to bring someone to trial.
Even prior to Obama winning the presidency in November of 2008, individuals and groups -- often referred to as "birthers" -- have questioned the president's citizenship. Many of the claims hinge on Hawaii's release of a notarized copy of Obama's birth certificate instead of the original document, the release of which is barred by state law.
However, Hawaii officials have authenticated the birth certificate and confirmed Obama's citizenship, and courts across the country have thrown out such claims as unfounded and baseless.