New Hampshire State Representative, Lawrence M. Rappaport payed a visit to Mr. William Gardner, the NH Secretary of State, on Thursday, Sept. 10th.This is the discovery that the Canada Free Press' JB Williams reported on last week that has created this new dust up over Obama's natural born status:
His stunning request: an investigation of Barack Hussein Obama’s presence on the NH 2008 Ballot.
Gardner’s stunning response: an investigation will commence.
I interviewed Mr. Rappaport by email, and asked him, on what basis did he make his complaint; he responded, “The basis for all of this is possible fraud. I don’t know what penalties will be assessed if fraud is proven.”
Rappaport’s action follows stunning revelations that Nancy Pelosi deliberately signed two different forms certifying Barack Hussein Obama was the Democratic National Party candidate for the presidency. While these forms have been known to exist for some time, it was J.B. Williams, writing for the Canadian Free Press who brought them national notoriety, earlier this week.
It is unclear, if, in the eventuality that New Hampshire determines fraud was committed, on the grounds that Barack Hussein Obama is not a natural born citizen of the United States, if the State will move, through its governor, to take some sort of action on the National scene, or who would be liable in law for the crime committed in-state.
Aware of the fact that Barack Hussein Obama does NOT meet Article II – Section I constitutional requirements for the office of President, what well-seasoned professional politician would be stupid enough to sign their name and stake their personal career upon certifying Obama as eligible?Blogger and New Jersey attorney Leo Donofrio brought a lawsuit prior to last year's presidential election against that state's Secretary of State for failing to ascertain presidential candidates' natural born status before placing them on the ballot. Donofrio's case was dismissed for lack of standing. He appealed to the U.S. Supreme Court but was denied cert. Donofrio has his own thoughts on the New Hampshire Secretary of State's announcement here. It begs the question why Gardner didn't do his job last year.
Presidential and Vice Presidential candidates are nominated at their respective Party Conventions.
Believe it or not, each Party is assigned the duty of vetting and certifying the legal eligibility of their own candidates. I know, like asking the fox to guard the henhouse, right. But hey, we are talking about a country which still thinks there is a separation of powers between the High Court and the Executive branch, which seats that court by way of political appointment, confirmed by congress, which wants a piece of the judge and expects a few political favors too . . .
The document is signed by Chair of the DNC Convention and Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, DNC Secretary Alice Travis Germond and Colorado Notary of Public Shalifa A. Williamson. It is dated August 28, 2008.
However, this document [with the constitutional eligibility certification] was never delivered to a single state DNC Office for state certification, and it was therefore, never presented to any state Election Commission as certification of these candidates, although I do have a copy of this notarized document myself.
Instead, a very similar document was delivered to fifty state DNC offices, which those offices certified to each of fifty state Election Commissions, who then date-stamped the document and stuck it in a file cabinet, and proceeded to place these “certified” candidates on the ballot.
UPDATE: I've received a copy of the certification the DNC filed with the Indiana Election Division. It is identical to the second document linked to above in the first paragraph which does not include a certification that Obama meets the constitutional eligibility requirement. You can view it by clicking here. Indiana law clearly provides that a candidate for president and vice president must meet the constitutional requirement. I.C. 3-8-1-6 reads: "A candidate for the office of President or Vice President of the United States must have the qualifications provided in Article 2, Section 1, clause 4 of the Constitution of the United States." The certification statute, however, does not include this requirement. I.C. 3-10-4-5 (a) reads: "The state chairman of each political party shall certify to the election division the names of the nominees of the party for President and Vice President of the United States and the state of which nominee is a resident." By omitting the requirement in the certification statute, Indiana law fails to ensure compliance with the constitutional eligibility requirement it mandates under I.C. 3-8-1-6.