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A state board in New Hampshire has decided that Barack Obama’s name is good to go on the state’s 2012 presidential ballot because the application was filled out properly and the $1,000 fee was paid, according to an attorney who challenged his candidacy because of suspicions of fraud.
The determination came today from the state’s Ballot Law Commission, which heard arguments from attorney Orly Taitz, who had filed a complaint about Obama’s candidacy that was joined by several state lawmakers.
A spokesman at the commission’s office today told WND that the members had “broken up” their meeting and left immediately, leaving no information about any decisions they made.
But Taitz told WND in a telephone interview that she was unable to get the board to remove Obama from the ballot, despite the evidence she submitted of alleged fraud regarding his birth certificate. The evidence, she charged, indicates he does not meet the Constitution’s requirement that the president be a “natural born citizen.”
She also presented allegations and evidence concerning Obama’s use of a Social Security number from Connecticut, even though he has no links to the state while growing up. The use of such a number has been cited by critics as evidence of fraudulent activities.
Taitz said state officials concluded that the application for Obama to be on the ballot was correctly submitted and the fee was paid. That was the end of their concerns, she said.
The board’s action:
“I cross-examined,” Taitz told WND. “I said if I were to tell a lie and give you an application saying fraudulently I was born here and eligible and give you a thousand-dollar check, would you allow me on the presidential ballot?”
“If there is not a challenge,” she said she was told.
She said she now will consider her options to appeal the board’s decision.
“The people [attending the meeting] there were angry at how we have such corruption in government,” Taitz told WND.
Her allegations of fraud are connected to Obama’s Social Security number, which several experts and investigators have said needs to be explained.
She also claims fraud in the release of the following:
Obama long-form birth certificate released April 27 by the White House
That’s the image of a Hawaiian “Certificate of Live Birth” that Obama released in April as documentation of a Hawaiian birth. Many experts have stated on the record that they believe it is fraudulent for many reasons.
Others say Obama wouldn’t qualify as a “natural born citizen” regardless of his birthplace because the Founders probably understood that term to mean a child born of citizen parents. Obama’s father never was a citizen of the U.S.
New Hampshire is important, because the state holds the first presidential primary Jan. 10, 2012.
Among the local officials who joined with Taitz in expressing concern about the Obama candidacy were Reps. Harry Accornero of Laconia, Lucien and Carol Vita of Middleton and Larry Rappaport of Colebrook.
“There is sufficient controversy that I want it investigated,” Rappaport told the Concord Monitor. “We’ve never gotten an answer.”
Taitz noted that the state’s election code contains a statement that requires a candidate to swear to his qualification to be president pursuant to Article II, Section 1, Clause 4 of the United States Constitution, which states, “No person except a natural born citizen, or a citizen of the United States, at the time of the adoption of this Constitution, shall be eligible to the office of president.”
Taitz has been involved in a number of high-profile cases over the past few years that have challenged Obama’s eligibility under the Constitution
The complaint alleged that Obama is ineligible because “he never provided any documentary evidence of his natural-born status.”
Further, “The most staggering evidence is Mr. Obama’s lack of a valid Social Security number and his use of a fraudulently obtained Social Security number from the state of Connecticut, a state where he never resided, which was never assigned to Obama, according to E-Verify,” the complaint stated.
It alleged not only is the Obama birth documentation a modern printout, there are numerous experts who attest it is fraudulent.
“Taitz received an affidavit from scanning machines expert Douglas Vogt. … It shows further evidence of forgery, such as different types of ink used. Some of the document shows as gray scale scanning, some as black and white scanning, some color. It shows different types of letters and kerning … numerous other parameters lead to the same conclusion, that the document in question is not a copy of a 1961 type written document, but a computer generated forgery, created by cutting and pasting bits and pieces from different documents and filling in the blanks with computer graphics,” the document explained.
“Obama does not have an valid identification papers, which are necessary to be a candidate on the ballot, running for the U.S. presidency, based upon New Hampshire elections law 655-17 and on Article 1, section 2 of the U.S. Constitution,” Taitz wrote.
“This case shows an unprecedented level of corruption and lawlessness in the federal government and in the government of Hawaii, which allowed Obama to get on the ballot in 2008. … Petitioner demands removal of Obama from the ballot in the state of New Hampshire in the Democrat party primary and demands immediate criminal prosecution of Obama and his accomplices for elections fraud, common law fraud and uttering of forged documents.”
Meanwhile, Sheriff Joe Arpaio of Maricopa County in Arizona has assigned a special cold case team to investigate the possibility that Obama could use fraudulent documents to apply to be on the Arizona ballot next year.
He’s said the investigators have accumulated thousands of pages of evidence and his report likely will come early in 2012.