No record that Obama was born in Hawaii, says former elections clerk
(Update: I was unfair to WND when I suggested they were being sensationalistic. They do not simply echo Tim Adams’s claim, but ask him critical questions about it, to which he replies. Such questioning of a sensational story has not been, to say the last, WND’s usual modus operandi.)
(Also, the article links to an earlier WND article responding to the claim that since two Honolulu newspapers had stories at the time about Obama’s birth, therefore the doubts that he was born in Hawii has been dissolved.)
Is this a genuine story, or just more of the usual sensationalism from WND? I don’t know. Joe Kovacs writes at WorldNetDaily:
Hawaii elections clerk: Obama not born here
Posted by Lawrence Auster at June 11, 2010 01:53 PM | Send
Official who oversaw ballots in 2008 race says hospital birth certificate non-existent
A college instructor who worked as a senior elections clerk for the city and county of Honolulu in 2008 is making the stunning claim Barack Obama was definitely not born in Hawaii as the White House maintains, and that a long-form, hospital-generated birth certificate for Obama does not even exist in the Aloha State.
Tim Adams, a former senior elections clerk for Honolulu, now teaches English at Western Kentucky University.
“There is no birth certificate,” said Tim Adams, a graduate assistant who teaches English at Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green, Ky. “It’s like an open secret. There isn’t one. Everyone in the government there knows this.”
Adams, who says he’s a Hillary Clinton supporter who ended up voting for John McCain when Clinton lost the Democratic nomination to Obama, told WND, “I managed the absentee-ballot office. It was my job to verify the voters’ identity.”
He says during the 2008 campaign when the issue of Obama’s constitutional eligibility first arose, the elections office was inundated with requests to verify the birthplace of the U.S. senator from Illinois.
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“I had direct access to the Social Security database, the national crime computer, state driver’s license information, international passport information, basically just about anything you can imagine to get someone’s identity,” Adams explained. “I could look up what bank your home mortgage was in. I was informed by my boss that we did not have a birth record [for Obama].”
At the time, there were conflicting reports that Obama had been born at the Queen’s Medical Center in Honolulu, as well as the Kapi’olani Medical Center for Women and Children across town. So Adams says his office checked with both facilities.
“They told us, ‘We don’t have a birth certificate for him,’” he said. “They told my supervisor, either by phone or by e-mail, neither one has a document that a doctor signed off on saying they were present at this man’s birth.”
To date, no Hawaiian hospital has provided documented confirmation that Obama was born at its facility.
[the story continues at WND]