A week ago, on July 20, 2013, I did a post on the curious fact that, although Barack Obama is registered to vote in Chicago — and indeed, he did early vote at a Chicago precinct last November — a Barry Soetoro, with the same birthdate as Obama (August 4, 1961) and with the White House’s zip code (20500) is registered to vote as a Democrat in Washington, D.C.
The date of that voter registration was October 15, 2012 — 22 days before the pivotal November 6 elections.
I explained that “Barry Soetoro” was young Obama’s name when he was adopted by Obama’s mother’s (Stanley Ann Dunham) second husband, the Indonesian Lolo Soetoro.
Lolo Soetoro and Stanley Ann Dunham were married on March 15, 1965, when little Barry was 4 years old. In 1967, when Barry was 6 years old, he and his mother joined Lolo in Indonesia. Barry lived in Indonesia from ages 6 to 10. In 1971, 10-year-old Barry was sent back to Honolulu to live with his maternal grandparents; Barry’s mom remained in Indonesia. The marriage between Dunham and Soetoro ended in 1980. (Source)
There is no record anywhere of Obama having changed his name from “Barry Soetoro” back to Barack Hussein Obama Jr.
When I accessed the D.C. Board of Elections website on July 20, I took a screenshot of what I found so as to preserve evidence of what I’d found in case the information is scrubbed from the site. The screenshot shows the time and date on my laptop computer when I accessed Barry Soetoro’s voter registration information:
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I also invited readers to repeat the steps I had taken to verify Barry Soetoro’s voter registration for yourself. Here’s how:
2. Type in the first name: Barry; and the last name: Soetoro.
3. Type in the birth date of August 4, 1961 — Barack Obama’s birthdate, according to the White House’s website.
4. Type in the zip code 20500, the zip code for the White House at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave, Washington, DC, according to whitehouse.gov.
Well, today, I decided to do the search again.
So I went on the D.C. Board of Elections and Ethics website and repeated the search for “Barry Soetoro,” and — SURPRISE, SURPRISE! – got this message:
“The Board of Elections and Ethics does not have a record matching the information you supplied.”
Here’s a screenshot I took, showing the time and date when I did the search:
Sonoran News sent a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request to the D.C. Board of Elections and Ethics (DCBEE) director asking for a copy of the voter registration, if Soetoro voted in the Nov. 6, 2012 election, and what the process is for verifying voter registrations submitted by mail and online. This is the response from Senior Staff Attorney Terri Stroud at the DCBEE Office of the General Counsel:
“I am writing to acknowledge the receipt of your Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request dated July 22, 2013. In accordance with D.C. Official Code § 2-532(c), I will either make the documents you have requested, or a legally segregable portion thereof, available to you, or notify you of my determination not to make the requested documents available, on or before Monday, August 12, 2013, which is the 15th business day after the date upon which I received your request.”
As Yogi Berra would say, this is déja vu all over again.
Recall that Social Security Death Index had alleged Sandy Hook massacre gunman Adam Lanza’s date-of-death as one day before the massacre. Then when bloggers discovered that, the information was scrubbed and Lanza’s date-of-death was changed to the day of the massacre, December 14, 2012. See:
- “SSDI says Adam Lanza died a day before Sandy Hook massacre,” Jan. 20, 2013.
- “Dec. 14 was date of death for every Sandy Hook massacre victim, except Adam Lanza,” Feb. 2, 2013.
- “SSDI changed Adam Lanza’s date-of-death from Dec. 13 to Dec. 14, 2012 !!!,” Feb. 2, 2013.
- “Ancestry.com still has Adam Lanza’s date-of-death as a day before the Sandy Hook massacre,” Feb. 5, 2013.
UPDATE (July 31, 2013):
Tim Brown of Freedom Outpost found some interesting and very important information on the DC Board of Elections website (colored red below). In a press release dated June 14, 2010, the DC Board of Elections wrote:
The Board’s regulations direct that any voter whose mail is returned undeliverable is to be deleted from the voter registration list if they do not cast a ballot and fail to respond to notices over the next two subsequent general elections for federal office. However, the Board does not entirely delete any record from its voter registration database. While records of individuals removed from the list of registered voters are marked as ‘deleted’ and do not appear in the poll book at precincts on Election Day, the record itself remains on file permanently and can be reinstated.
District residents are encouraged to register to vote or update their registration using the Board’s online tool at http://www.dcboee.org and to submit their completed voter registration application by mail by August 16, 2010. Between August 17 and August 30, residents can only register in person at the Board’s office. Once early voting begins on August 30 and at the polls on Election Day, residents can only register and cast a ballot if they bring with them a current photo ID, utility bill, bank statement, or government document listing their current address. Those individuals will be required to cast a special ballot, which will only be counted if the Board verifies that the voter meets all qualifications and has provided proper proof of residence.
Since Barry Soetoro had registered to vote in the District of Columbia on October 15, 2012, which was 15 days after August 30 when early voting had already begun, this means that Soetoro could only have registered in person, with a current photo ID, utility bill, bank statement, or government document listing his current address at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave.
Furthermore, one wonders why the record of his registration was deleted after less than a year. According to the DC Board of Elections, they don’t do this. Thus, the plot thickens.