Hawaii Democratic Party Did Not Certify Obama’s Eligibility

In the United States, to become a party’s (e.g., the Democratic Party) presidential candidate, one must go through the following:

  • Step 1: Receive the votes of the majority of party delegates from the 50 states.
  • Step 2: The delegates’ votes are tallied and certified at the party’s national convention.
  • Step 3: Each state’s party must certify that the candidate is constitutionally eligible to be President of the United States of America.
  • Step 4: After the parties of all 50 states produced their Certificates of Nomination, the Chair of the National Party Convention also signs off certifying that the nominee indeed is constitutionally eligible.

Needless to say, fraud can be committed at each step of the process.

In the last couple of days, the blogosphere is abuzz with the claim that in 2008, the Democratic Party of Hawaii — Obama’s putative birth state — had refused to certify that he was constitutionally eligible for the presidency. As an example, on September 15, the website Obama Release Your Records said outright that “The State Democratic Party of Hawaii would not certify in 2008 that Obama was constitutionally and legally eligible for the Office of President,” citing a Butterdezillion blog post of September 10, which says:

“…somebody claiming to represent the DNC stated on a discussion board that the DNC relies on the state parties to verify Constitutional eligibility for candidates, so the oath by Pelosi and Germond would just confirm that the state democratic parties had confirmed the Constitutional eligibility of the candidates. But this is where the argument totally falls apart, because the Hawaii Democratic Party actually ignored their protocols in 2008 in order to specifically NOT certify Obama’s eligibility as they had done for candidates in the past. IOW, if Pelosi based her decision to certify on whether the state party would confirm eligibility, then she had a duty to NOT certify Obama’s eligibility, because the democratic party of the state supposedly holding Obama’s birth certificate REFUSED TO CERTIFY Obama’s eligibility.” 

I looked into these claims, specifically the primary source documents of Hawaii Democratic Party Certifications of Nomination for Presidential Candidates in 2000, 2004, and 2008. This is what I found.

In 2000 and 2004, the Democratic Party of Hawaii’s official Certifications of Nomination for Al Gore and Joe Lieberman (2000) and John Kerry and John Edwards (2004) both had the following identical language:

This is to certify that the following candidates for President and Vice President of the United States are legally qualified to serve under the provisions of the United States Constitution and are the duly chosen candidates of both the state and the national Democratic Parties by balloting at the Presidential Preference Poll and Caucus held _____ in the State of Hawaii and by acclamation at the National Democratic Convention held ______ in _______.

In 2008, the Democratic Party of Hawaii’s official Certification of Nomination for Barack Obama and Joe Biden carried this language:

This is to certify that the following candidates for President and Vice President of the United States are legally qualified to serve under the provisions of the national Democratic Parties balloting at the Presidential Preferences Poll and Caucus held on February 19, 2008 in the State of Hawaii and by acclamation at the National Democratic Convention held August 27, 2008 in Denver, Colorado.

What the Democratic Party of Hawaii’s 2008 Certification of Nomination left out are these words:

“of the United States Constitution and are the duly chosen candidates of both the state and”

In other words, by omitting the above words, the Democratic Party of Hawaii (DPH) was signalling the following:

  1. DPH is merely certifying that Obama is legally qualified to serve as President by virtue of the ballots of the Democratic Parties of the 50 states. The DPH is not certifying that Obama is legally qualified to serve as President  under the provisions of the U.S. Constitution!
  2. The DPH is also saying that Obama and Biden are NOT the chosen candidates of the state of Hawaii.

Why are we finding out about this only now, 20 months into the Obama presidency? More importantly, what can be done about this?

 According to the Cyclopedia of Law and Procedure, vol. 15 (NY: American Law Book Company, 1905), pp. 338-339:

When the authority to make a nomination is legally challenged by objections filed to the certificate of nomination, and violation or disregard of the party rules is alleged, the court must hear the facts and determine the question.

Before we break out the party noisemakers, here’s some sobering information from p. 339 of the same Cyclopedia of Law and Procedure concerning who can object and the time period for making an objection:

One who is not a member of the party making nominations cannot object to the regularity of the proceedings resulting in the nomination.

It is usually provided by statute that objections to nomination papers shall be made within a designated time after such papers are filed, or within a certain number of days before election. And, after the time for filing objections has passed, in the absence of fraud a certificate of nomination to which no objections were filed and which is regular in form cannot be attacked. At all events such objection should be made before the election, for if not so made the legal authority of a convention will in the absence of fraud be conclusively presumed.

My conclusion:

By omitting certain words in its 2008 Certificate of Nomination — words that were included in its 2004 and 2000 Certificates of Nomination — the Democratic Party of Hawaii was signalling that (a) Obama was not constitutionally qualified to be President; and (b) his nomination does not have the State of Hawaii’s approval and consent.

We conservative bloggers and citizens can scream at the top of our lungs. But only a member or members of the Democratic Party can object to irregularities in the Democratic Party’s certifying of Obama. Happily, Cyclopedia of Law and Procedure also says on page 339 that filing an objection is simple:

“Service of a copy of the written objections to the certificate of nomination of a candidate whose nomination is attacked is sufficient notice.”

Is there a registered Democrat with a conscience out there? Hello? We only need one to step forth….

UPDATE (9/22/10): Please see a proposed action plan for patriots, What Is To Be Done.”



131 responses to “Hawaii Democratic Party Did Not Certify Obama’s Eligibility

  1. RE: “That’s why I simply cannot understand why the people who are supposed to be on our side, like Glenn Beck, Bill O’Reilly, Ann Coulter, and RedState, dismiss the eligibility issue. (Eowyn)”


    RE: “I want to know why no one has started impeachment proceedings. In comparison, Nixon’s indiscretions were child’s play. (Judy)”

    Reading David Limbaugh’s latest book “Crime against Liberty“. He is right on the money on the policy issues. His analysis of the Walpin scandal is especially interesting and very clear. That alone (even without the eligibility) should have the potential of Watergate. It is served on a silver platter on the GOP’s table. It would be child’s play to prove WH-misconduct. Yet, it is not touched.

    Remember the attacks on Bush because of the US Attorneys firing? The way the media reported it – one would have the impression that it was a crime – whereas it was the Prez’ right. Clinton or some other president changed all the US Attorneys – no one even blinked an eye.

    Yet, the Walpin-firing-scandal is swept under the rug. I had lunch with a quite well informed conservative friend today – he never heard about it.

    Back to the book: so far (more than half way) not a word about the eligibility question. David or his publisher, it seems, is unwilling or not allowed to talk about it. By the way, you don’t hear much about that theme from his brother Rush either. He cracked a joke or two – that was pretty much it. With his 20-m listeners he could influence starting an impeachment procedure or at least force SCOTUS to define nbc.

    And, you could add to your list of uninterested persons Ron Paul and Colin Powel (who in an interview yesterday, CSPAN or PBS, emphatically confirmed the HI birth and declared the Prez eligible – he also declared that he is a Republican).


  2. Now, just WHO, in their RIGHT MIND woulda thought for EVEN ONE MINUTE, that THE FRAUD -In CHIEF HAD help setting this whole SCAM UP??!! That A*SHOLE was put there to destroy our GREAT COUNTRY!!!


  3. Grand Jury presentments of voter fraud of Pelosi, Obama and the Democratic Party. Please pay close attention to exhibits 6 and 7. http://americangrandjury.org/public/


  4. Silly Birthers, can’t admit you’re fing racists, so you tool around trying to prove “Obama isn’t an American.”

    It would be hilarious if it weren’t so damn ignorant.


    • Racism, again? How b-o-r-i-n-g! Can’t you “progressives” commies come up with some other accusation? YAWN….

      Your comment merely betrays:

      1. A pathetic paucity of brain matter: We don’t need to be racist; Obama has given us plenty of policy reasons to oppose him.

      2. It’s YOU who’s racist: You can’t look beyond the color of Obama’s skin to the content of his character. So sad….


    • The COLB is not probative, there are no court-vetted documents proving any Hawaiian birth. Go ahead, call Hawaii DOH and ask if they verify the COLB as they are required to do per HRS 338-18 they must verify any document presented as to its legitimacy. Go ahead!!
      Hawaii admits the COLB was amended, which must be stated on the COLB but it’s not there, so right there we know it’s not anything but a forgery. Also Okubo said she could not be sure WHAT that apparent COLB-“thingy” was.


  5. I just don’t get it. Why are we being dismissed as a bunch of racists and nut cases without any real evidence contrary to our position? Do these people that snub their noses at us have something more than the certificate of live birth to stand on? There must be some insurmountable piece of evidence out there supporting Obama’s eligibility that exudes an apparent awareness so great that anyone who isn’t aware of it, or god forbid asks about it, is automatically some kind of idiotic racist who has been living under a rock for the past two years. Does that about sum it up correctly?


    • These commies will use the racist term because it paralyzes, you have to blow them off. They also will not stop at anything for their takeover, anything. The complicitness we see from low-level to high level is either from threats of knee-capping of bribery or they are fellow travelers. But having spoken to people in Hawaii and at lots of representatives offices, using my feminine wile and intuitive instincts, I will say that Pelosi, Reid, Frank’s people are pure psychopathic sociopathic commies who dole out abuse freely, then we get to McCain’s people who are defensive and prickly, and Bachman’s people who want to scream about the pink elephant break dancing in the living room but for some reason CANNOT and can’t say why, to Hawaii low level people who detest having to maneuver around the truth, to Hawaii governor’s office people who are total lying snots. I know that’s not a scientific analysis, but just my experiences summed up.


      • Actually… The Hawaii Governor’s office has nothing that I know of to do with his “Proof of Birth” or his certification … She’s the first Republican Governor that Hawaii has had in over 40 years, I’ve talked to her personally, and I think that she is honorable. However the Congress and the Hawaii Democratic Party, I’m sure had their hands in it… all the way to their shoulders!!


  6. Just as there’s a Senate Resolution for counting Electoral College (EC) votes, is there one for qualifying the candidates? Because QUALIFYING CANDIDATES IS NOT IN THE EC COUNT JOINT SESSION. Here’s where I did a little research…The counting of the electoral votes was not the place qualification would have occurred — I listened to the EC vote count on CSPAN from 1993 and 1997.
    The EC count was strictly for tallying the votes, purpose of opening certificates and ascertaining counts
    When counting EC votes each state says –“Mr. President (the VP pres. of Senate) the certificate of the electoral vote from the state of ____ seems to be regular in form and authentic and itappears therefrom that ____________ received ____ votes for president and _____________ received _____ for vice president. Then the president of the Senate has the EC votes tallied, presented, the state of the vote for president of the United States is as follows…bla bla bla, this announcement shall be DEEMED SUFFICIENT DECLARATION OF THE PERSONS ELECTED PRESIDENT VICE PRESIDENT IF THE UNITED STATES. Then session is dissolved. I also didn’t hear Quayle or Gore call for any objections, so it wasn’t just Cheney.

    So in no way does the EC vote qualify the elected candidates. A blog was saying that the Hawaii Democratic Committee is not a government body so it doesn’t matter whether they qualified Zero, but precedent points to this being the venue and forum and methodology.

    Usually, the state parties, Rep or Dem, forward a certification of qualification for placement on the ballot to the Secretaries of State, whereby they are taken at their word and placed on the ballot. Now we know that the Hawaii Democratic Committee REFUSED to qualify Obama for placement on the ballot other than by “acclamation” (he was a popular guy), because they had no probative documentation that he was born in Hawaii (or the USA) of 2 US citizen parents. So the Secretary of State then placed him on the ballot after Pelosi herself wrote a letter stating Obama was Constitutionally eligible, but again she had no documentation to that effect, she lied because she has balls so big she needs a wheelbarrow!

    So what I’m trying to ascertain is how the state Secretaries of State put BO on the ballot without documentation in the various states? AND where is some law or Senate Resolution where this qualification is notate?


    • Good questions, Jane! At least many Americans now are knowledgeable and wiser about this corrupt process and, in 2012, we will DEMAND to see credible PROOF of the prez candidates’ constitutional qualifications!


    • It has to do with the HDC and the power they have in Hawaii (vicegrips come to mind)… Follow?? Just look at the total number of Dems vs. Reps that we have in the State House and State Senate here (45-6 & 23-2 respectively)!! We are working hard on changing that ratio though!! In 2002 we finally got our first Republican Governor, Linda Lingle, in over 40 years (she’s small government/conservative), managed to keep her in office in 2006, and are now trying to keep it going with Lt Governor Aiona… but it’s an uphill major battle each time!!


  7. Jane, glad to see you are putting it all together!


  8. Ernesto J. de la Fe

    It has never been so evident that “Might is Right.” No one in position to do anything about this matter is listening right now. Their hermetic seal is in full operation.

    My suggestion is this. First, we emasculate Obama and the liberal leftist baby-boomer thugs by doing everything possible to boot the latter out of office this November. Secondly, we bring charges against all responsible parties after Obama finishes his 1 term “presidency.” If it is then proven that such an unprecedented fraud was indeed perpetrated upon the American People, then we should jail Obama and all who shirked their constitutional responsibilities, helping to bring this debacle and political crime about. Let all who know they conspired, whether by conviction or under duress from above, start shaking in their boots now. The time will come when those who aren’t listening now will be replaced by others who WILL listen, and dutifully disclose the information and documents that are necessary for conviction of the guilty.


  9. Excellent Job Eowyn!!!!!!!!!! ObamaReleaseYourRecords says World Net Daily picked up your article. Congrats!!


  10. The last thing we want is to have him impeached. He needs to have the Supreme Court “REMOVE” him from office. The difference between impeach and removal is when you impeach, BIG “O” is the only onr that goes and then you are stuck with you know who and then Queen Nancy moves up to Vice President. If the court removes him, everyone associated with him, everyone he has appointed and any staff member he has hired is removed right along with zobama. Any and all rules, regulations,laws and programs he has entered into become null and void. A new election is held. This means Barney, Nancy, and Harry get a can tied to their tail also.


  11. Vernon Rice is correct. I’ve been learning about impeachment and discovered that Clinton actually had been impeached for lying but didn’t have to leave office because there was no actual conviction.


  12. Thank you for posting straight forward and conclusive evidence that Obama is not eligible to be POTUS. Unfortunately, the Obama birth certificate issue has always been muddled. Some say his COLB is fake, others say it’s real and was used to generate the newspaper birth announcements, but does not prove he was actually born in Hawaii. Then there is the piece of work Hawaii elections clerk Tim Adams that says Obama has no Hawaii birth certificate and was not born in Hawaii, but he thinks Obama is naturally born and eligible to serve because he has a COLB issued by Hawaii that says he was born in Hawaii.
    Thank you again for the great post.


  13. Isn’t Phil Berg a registered Democrat?


  14. Don’t we first need to do something about the Supreme Court? Otherwise, everything will be decided with the help of those who have been helped on high by the great “O”ne.


  15. $$$ and threats maybe??


  16. Thank you Eowyn for having this blog… I’m glad I stumbled across it today!! Semper FI!!

    Because of the number of home births at the time (and through the 70’s) … To get a COLB from Hawaii only took someone (a family member) to “attest” that the child was born there… regardless of the time after birth it was reported, except in the case that the child is deceased! Gee, what would the benefits to BO’s parents of have their son a US Citizen… maybe it’s the same reason why we have so many pregnant illegal aliens unsafely coming across the Mexican Border at 8-9 months pregnant just to have their baby in a US hospital… which automatically makes it a US Citizen and eligible for US Assistance and non-deportation of the parents!! Another thing people may not know… Both Newspapers that reported the birth have the same owners, share information, and are very Left Wing!!


  17. This is per the Hawaii Dept of Health…

    Who is Eligible to Apply for Late Registration?
    As provided by law (HRS §§338-15, 338-29.5), the following persons may apply for late registration:
    * Any person born in Hawaii who is one year old or older and whose birth has not been previously registered in Hawaii, or that person’s parent, guardian, next of kin, or older person acting for that person and having knowledge of the facts of birth may request the registration of a late certificate of birth, except that an application will not be accepted for a deceased person.
    * Registration of a late certificate of death, marriage, or divorce may be requested by the person in charge of the disposition of the body, marriage officiant or performer, or court clerk, respectively.

    Now do you see why I still question it??


  18. Don’t look for much help on this issue from the McCain camp; McCain is as deeply as involved as Obama. Inn as many as 6 states there were 3 candidates for President who were unqualified to hold office, with the 3rd being Roger Calero.

    Here’s an analysis of McCain’s culpability, most of which should not be new to those following the issues.

    McCain – A Case of Senate Fraud (PDF)

    Natural Born Defined (Obama) (PDF)


  19. I’m worried about Lt. Col. Terrence Lakin, who put his career of over 18 years, and his life, on the line to try to get resolution to this. He could easily lose his retirement, get busted to Private, be forced to go to Fort Leavenworth (Military Prison) at hard labor, and get kicked out of the Army with a Dishonorable Discharge under the UCMJ (Uniform Code of Military Justice) which would ruin his life forever. All due to this cover-up. How’s that for really standing up for what you believe in!!


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