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Sheriff Joe Arpaio, Pat Boone and other prominent birthers were planning a major event this month in Arizona, but they’ve had to cancel it due to lack of interest. “Inadequate ticket sales” appeared to have pre-empted this party before it even got started. Talking Points Memo has more:

Not even the promise of crooner Pat Boone singing oldies from a spinning stage could save what was intended to be the premier birther event of the year later this month in Arizona.

Organizers of the gala, which would have featured Boone alongside Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio and some of the nation’s other prominent conspiracy theorists, broke the news online Friday that it was canceled “due to inadequate ticket sales.”

The Sept. 22 event was meant to bring together people from throughout the nation who believe Barack Obama’s birth certificate is fake and therefore he is ineligible to be president. Organizers planned to use it to call on Congress to take up Arpaio’s yearlong investigation into the documents.

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