HATFIELD & HATFIELD, P.C.

ATTORNEYS AT LAW 201 ALBANY AVENUE P.O. BOX 1361 WAYCROSS, GEORGIA 31502 J. MARK HATFIELD THOMAS E. HATFIELD TELEPHONE (912) 283-3820 FACSIMILE (912) 283-3819

March 13, 2012 Honorable Therese Barnes Clerk Supreme Court of Georgia 244 Washington Street SW Suite 572 Atlanta, Georgia 30334 RE: Carl Swensson v. Barack Obama Supreme Court of Georgia Case No. S12D1076 Dear Ms. Barnes: I am representing the Applicant, Carl Swensson, in his Application For Discretionary Appeal filed in the Supreme Court yesterday evening. This morning, I also filed an Emergency Motion For Injunction Pending Appeal in this matter. This Motion seeks to enjoin the Secretary of State's anticipated certification of the results of the Georgia Democratic Presidential Preference Primary Election from Tuesday, March 6, 2012. As a point of information, I wanted to notify you, for further communication to the Court, that Vincent Russo of the Georgia Secretary of State's Office has informed me this morning that the Secretary of State's Office is currently anticipating certifying the results of the March 6, 2012 Democratic Presidential Preference Primary Election as of tomorrow, March 14, 2012. It appears that time is of the essence with regard to my client's Emergency Motion For Injunction Pending Appeal. I would therefore respectfully request that the Supreme Court act on my Emergency Motion, if at all, before the close of business today. I appreciate the Court's kind attention to this matter. Very truly yours, . Mark Hat JMH:ceg cc: Mr. Michael Jablonski (via email to michael.iablonski@comcast.net ) Honorable Brian P. Kemp (via email to vrusso@sos.ca .cov)