New Hampshire Has Vetted Presidential Candidates in the Past

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by Sharon Rondeau

New Hampshire Secretary of State William Gardner has been called "a state treasure" by NH House Majority Leader David Bettencourt

(Nov. 25, 2011) — An attorney from the New Hampshire Attorney General’s office representing the New Hampshire Ballot Law Commission stated on November 18, 2011 that the Commission’s only duty was to ascertain that a presidential candidate has “filled out the form and paid $1,000.”  The Commission’s ruling was that since Obama had done so, his name will remain on the New Hampshire ballot for the 2012 primary.

New Hampshire has historically held the first presidential primary in the nation, which is scheduled for January 10, 2012.

However, Secretary of State William Gardner or his designee have removed at least two candidates from previous New Hampshire ballots for ineligibility in the recent past:  Abdul K. Hassan, Esq., and Sal Mohamed, a chemical engineer from Iowa.

New Hampshire Rep. Harry Accornero had alluded to the removal of Mohamed following the hearing of the Ballot Law Commission on the 18th and charged that body’s members as traitors to the U.S. Constitution.  He stated that Obama is “a fraud.”  Video of the hearing and its aftermath is here and here.

At the hearing, Atty. Orly Taitz presented evidence that Obama is using a social security number not assigned to him and claimed that the long-form birth certificate image presented to the public on April 27, 2011 is a forgery.  Many analysts in various fields and others have agreed.

Some are saying that the Ballot Law Commission hearing was “illegal.“  An email response from Rep. Timothy Horigan cited the presumed primary date as January 8, 2012, when it is actually January 10.  The video questions whether or not Horigan still holds a position as a state representative.

New Hampshire Attorney General Michael Delaney has now asked the State Police to investigate “how members of the House conducted themselves” at the Ballot Law Commission hearing.  No investigation of Obama’s alleged crimes has been launched to anyone’s knowledge.

To date, Accornero is the only member of the New Hampshire General Court to have called Obama out in the commission of treason.  House Majority Leader DJ Bettencourt accused Orly Taitz of unbecoming conduct and stated that her claims were “ridiculous.” Bettencourt also admitted to attempting to influence other House members to “disassociate” themselves from Taitz.  Does Bettencourt believe that his House compatriots are incapable of considering Taitz’s evidence for themselves?

Letter dated July 19, 2011 from New Hampshire Assistant Secretary of State Karen Ladd to Abdul Hassan, Esq., stating that "this office will not accept a filing from any person who is not a natural born citizen."

Page 1 of letter from Abdul Hassan, Esq. dated July 18, 2011, to New Hampshire Secretary of State William M. Gardner requesting an "advisory opinion" as to his candidacy for President of the United States given his foreign birth

Page 2 of Hassan's letter to the New Hampshire Secretary of State stating that the "natural born provision has been trumped and invalidated by the equal protection guarantee of the Fifth Amendment..."

Final page of Hassan's letter admitting that he is a "naturalized citizen" and asking if he could gain a position on New Hampshire's ballot

Hassan’s letter states, in part (pp. 1-2):

I satisfy all the constitutional requirements for holding the office of President except the natural born citizen requirement contained in Article II, § 1, Clause 5, of the U.S. Constitution — I am a naturalized American citizen.  On March 5, 2008, I commenced an action in federal court challenging the validity of the natural born provision in light of modern constitutional jurisprudence.  (See case documents at  In that case, I am seeking a declaratory judgment that the invidious national origin discrimination in the natural born provision has been trumped and invalidated by the equal protection guarantee of the Fifth Amendment which prohibits national original discrimination, and the Citizenship Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment which placed natural born and naturalized citizens on equal footing.  Race and national origin are the only two classifications that are subject to the highest level of judicial scrutiny (strict scrutiny) and almost every law (or probably every law) subject to strict scrutiny by the U.S. Supreme Court in the last sixty years has been declared invalid.

Page 3 of Hassan’s letter asks Gardner:

Assuming I satisfy all requirements for a place on your state’s ballot for the 2012 presidential elections, either as an independent candidate or the nominee of a party, whether I would nonetheless be denied a place on said ballot because of my status as a naturalized American citizen?

Two months ago, the Federal Elections Commission, which Hassan referenced in his letter, stated that Hassan could “become a candidate” despite his birth in a foreign country.

A Declaration of Candidacy from Sal Mohamed in 2007 filed with the New Hampshire Secretary of State was stamped “RECEIVED” by the New Hampshire Secretary of State on October 19, 2007.  At the top, it was marked in someone’s handwriting:

Refund requested
not a U.S. Citizen

An apparently angry Obama supporter left the following comment on November 24, 2011, Thanksgiving Day:


Flagged as spam by Sharon RondeauSubmitted on 2011/11/24 at 10:48 PM

Never quite sure if Sharon is stupid or just woefully misinformed.

Of course anyone that matters already knows that willingly withdrew after the AH brought to his attention that as he was, by his own admission, born in Egypt, he was ineligible.

He was not denied a place on the ballot, he removed his application himself.

But I certainly don’t expect Rondeau to actually be honest enough to admit her error, or even to allow this past moderation. After all, can’t let honesty out of the bag when there’s fame and paypal donations on the line.

The Post & Email has seen no evidence that Hassan has “willingly withdrawn” from the presidential race, seeing as the Federal Elections Commission has stated that he could “solicit funds” for his presidential campaign.  As of November 22, 2011, Hassan was a declared presidential candidate for 2012.

Hassan was not born in Egypt, but rather, Guyana.  It was Sal Mohamed who was born in Egypt.  Therefore, the commenter’s statements are unclear to this editor.  If proof that either Hassan or Mohamed withdrew from their respective presidential races can be provided, it will be published.

The Post & Email wishes to note that this newspaper is not run with money, but rather, by a desire to expose corruption in government at all levels.  Neither “fame” nor “Paypal donations” are significant enough to be a motivating factor.

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