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February 25, 2013 Dale Alumbaugh (Address redacted)

Dear Dale: Thank you for contacting me regarding citizenship and other eligibility requirements for public office. I appreciate hearing from you and welcome the opportunity to respond. In recent years, questions have arisen about the eligibility of President Barack Obama for the office of President of the United States. You are justified to be concerned about a possible violation of the Constitution, and I understand how important your concerns are. Having confidence in the electoral process and our officials is critical to maintaining public confidence in our country. As such, the people must be confident in the integrity of the electoral process and our electoral institutions. A number of provisions of Constitutional, federal and state law govern the resolution of this issue. First, and perhaps foremost, in our system of law, the states have jurisdiction to determine and establish documentation of live births. The Tenth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution provides: “The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.” This Constitutional reservation of powers to the states gives them a significant role in determining the eligibility of those running for federal office. In this case, the State of Hawaii has clearly declared that the birth certificate showing that Barack Obama was born in Hawaii on August 4, 1961, is valid. Both the Director of Hawaii’s Department of Health and the state’s Registrar of Vital Statistics confirmed that Mr. Obama was born in Honolulu, Hawaii, on August 4, 1961 and, as such, meets the constitutional citizenship requirements for the presidency. In response to remaining questions about documentation, the White House publicly released President Obama’s birth certificate in April 2011. The Certificate of Live Birth released by the White House bears the certification of the Hawaii State Registrar. Experts reviewing the

Specifically. citizens (or those born abroad. Sincerely. I appreciate hearing from you and appreciate your vigilance in supporting our Constitution. For more information about the issues before the U.S. Claims that the document was forged have not been substantiated. The Constitution and federal law require that. Mike Crapo United States Senator . which challenged the citizenship of both Obama and Senator John McCain (R-Arizona). which the U. Supreme Court on multiple occasions. Again.documents generally concur it contains all the elements of a valid Certificate of Live Birth. including the United States Supreme Court. The Connecticut Supreme Court dismissed Wrotnowski v. In this matter. Lingle. photos.senate. among other things. District Court for the District of Columbia recently dismissed Hollister Supreme Court declined to hear Donofrio v.S. I look forward to working with you on other matters of importance. Wells. The U. and other items of interest. thank you for contacting me. but consistently dismissed in several courts. Under our system of law. Supreme Court later declined to hear. In this circumstance. Under our Constitution. Bysiewicz. Please feel free to contact me in the future on this or other matters of interest to you. http://crapo. those requirements have been followed.S. but the Court has refused to hear it each time. the U. In that context. it is the states that make the determination of and provide the validation of birth to determine qualification to serve as president. the U. in our judicial system. but only to parents who were both American citizens) are eligible to be President of the United States. Obama. territory of the Panama Canal Zone. this matter will necessarily be resolved by the judicial branch of our government under the Constitution. only native-born U.S. including all the relevant data and signatures.S.S. as it properly should. If additional information is brought to light then further review will be undertaken. Senate as well as news releases.S. who was born in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania dismissed Berg v. these and other related allegations have been raised. The Hawaii Supreme Court denied the petitioner’s request in Martin v. the State of Hawaii has done so. That case has been taken to the U. Finally. please visit my Senate website. Soetoro. If contrary documentation is produced and verified. it is the state that determines live birth status and the courts that oversee proper determination of the facts and application of the law.

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