Election Law Complaint Filed in New Hampshire
ASSERTS THAT OBAMA’S BIRTH CERTIFICATE AND SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER ARE FRAUDULENTby Sharon Rondeau
(Nov. 15, 2011) — Atty. Orly Taitz of California has submitted an election law complaint to the State of New Hampshire regarding the positioning of Barack Hussein Obama’s name on the 2012 presidential ballot in the Granite State.
New Hampshire holds the first primary for presidential elections, which Secretary of State William Gardner recently announced will take place on January 10, 2012.
Taitz told The Post & Email that her complaint has been sent via fax and certified mail, and that “It’s already there.” She is asking other concerned citizens to file their own complaints using the form which is available online. She stated that other filers should indicate that they are joining her complaint. A list of candidates from both major parties registered in New Hampshire as of October 28, 2011 shows that Obama filed for placement on the ballot on October 20, 2011.
A schedule of deadlines leading up to the January 10 primary is here. Requirements to register have not been updated to reflect the January 10 date.
Taitz stated that she wanted to “get the ball rolling” and therefore filed her own complaint. She stated that Rep. Laurence Rappaport (R-Coos 1) will be joining her complaint as well as Rep. Timothy Comerford (R-Epping, Fremont). Just prior to going to press, Taitz reported on her website that Rep. Harry Accornero will also be joining the election complaint.
Rappaport had brought concerns about Obama’s eligibility to New Hampshire Attorney General Michael Delaney and Secretary of State Gardner before the 2008 presidential election, but no action was taken. Section 655-17b of the New Hampshire election code, which contains a statement to which a presidential candidate must swear, reads, in part:
II. I, , swear under penalties of perjury that I am qualified to be a candidate for president of the United States 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…”
It is the responsibility of New Hampshire’s Attorney General to enforce all election laws, while the Secretary of State handles financial matters and distribution of election materials.
Secretary William Gardner has held that position since 1973.
The New Hampshire constitution was went into effect in 1784 and includes a “Right of Revolution” “whenever the ends of government are perverted.” The state House of Representatives and state Senate are called the “General Court.” The state Attorney General is appointed by the governor. The Secretary of State and state Treasurer are elected by the General Court.
In speaking with Taitz, we learned that she is not challenging Obama’s constitutional eligibility for the presidency in her complaint, but rather, has raised the issues of “a forged birth certificate and a fraudulently obtained CT Social Security number.”
Taitz stated that residents of New Hampshire have “great representation” because the ratio of a representative to his constituents is one to approximately 5,000 people. “The state representatives in New Hampshire are much closer to the people, ” she said. “It’s the Live Free or Die state. The other thing about New Hampshire is that anybody can file a complaint. In other states, only residents or candidates on the ballot can file a complaint. But in New Hampshire, any citizen of the United States of America can do so, and they have to respond.”
[Editor's Note: There are 400 people currently serving in the New Hampshire House of Representatives.]
Taitz stated that her complaint includes approximately 80 pages of exhibits which others do not have to include with their complaints. For those wishing to file, she advised, “Make the form similar to the one I filled out and write that they want to join the complaint by Orly Taitz.” The address and fax number for filing complaints with the New Hampshire Attorney General are here. Taitz stated that she needs “as many people as possible” to join her in her complaint, which includes affidavits from Linda Jordan, Susan Daniels, and Douglas Vogt. “I provided all of the evidence showing Obama using a stolen social security number from Connecticut and a fraudulently-obtained birth certificate. I am demanding not only the removal of Obama from the ballot, but also criminal prosecution of Obama and high governmental officials who were complicit.”
The complaint states that if after it is evaluated and a decision rendered, if either party disagrees with the decision, it is likely that she will have to fly to New Hampshire for a hearing. She will also be traveling to Hawaii for a November 30 hearing in Honolulu. Taitz is seeking people who can donate “frequent flyer” miles or hotel points to help defray the costs of travel. “Just the airfare to Hawaii is $550, and I need to pay for the hotel and car rents. There are so many things. If people can donate, that will help me a lot.”
Taitz has reproduced procedures for election complaints on her website.
Two recent appeals, one in the U.S. District Court in Washington, DC and the other with the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, have cost her $450 each for a total of $900. “I had to pay them $900 or they would have dismissed them. The fees are staggering.” She mentioned that FedEx and certified mail costs have also been high.
Taitz is running for U.S. Senate against incumbent Dianne Feinstein and is looking to raise $3,420 for the registration fee. She reported that she has collected approximately $2,400 to date. For those wishing to donate, “Orly Taitz for U.S. Senate 2012″ must be written on the check or designated on the Paypal form.
She has registered her candidacy with the Federal Elections Commission.