posted on Apr, 19 2010 @ 11:02 PM
FactCheck.org staffers have now seen, touched, examined and photographed the original birth certificate. We conclude that it meets all of the
requirements from the State Department for proving U.S. citizenship. Claims that the document lacks a raised seal or a signature are false. We have
posted high-resolution photographs of the document as "supporting documents" to this article. Our conclusion: Obama was born in the U.S.A. just as
he has always said
contains less information than the longer "Certificate of Live Birth." FactCheck.org states that the short form is "prima facie evidence of the
fact of birth in any court proceeding". Obama's short form was laser-printed and certified by the State of Hawaii on June 6, 2007. The Hawaii
State Department of Health no longer issues the long-form Certificate and issues only the shorter Certification upon request.
In 2008 it had been reported by Forbes magazine that Janice Okubo had said, "we are not allowed to confirm vital information and vital records."
However, either Okubo or Forbes may have been in error, because later (above-referenced) statements by both Okubo and Chiyome Fukino did confirm that
Obama was an American citizen born in Hawaii
Some people claim that the certification of live birth produced by Obama does not prove that he is a natural born citizen because, they claim,
foreign-born children could acquire Hawaiian certification of live birth (COLB), so that Obama's possession of such a certificate does not prove that
he was born in Hawaii; or that the information in such a certificate only has to be based on the testimony of one parent. However, the suggestion that
this could have applied to Obama was rejected by Janice Okubo, director of communications for the Hawaii Department of Health: "If you were born in
Bali, for example, you could get a certificate from the state of Hawaii saying you were born in Bali. You could not get a certificate saying you were
born in Honolulu. The state has to verify a fact like that for it to appear on the certificate". Another fact that refutes this specific claim is
that the law allowing foreign-born children to obtain Hawaiian COLBs didn’t exist until 20 years after Obama was born, while Obama’s published
COLB says his birth information was recorded four days after his birth in 1961, and explicitly states that he was born in Honolulu
Let the birther crap on Obama go. It's simply not true. It is said that generally recognized candidates who qualify for matching funds dont have to
provide documentation unless challenged.