FORMAL COMPLAINT HAS BEEN FILED
December 4, 2011
The following letter was sent to Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp on November 28, 2011:
Secretary Kemp by certified mail:
Pursuant to the Georgia Open Records Law (O.C.G.A § 50-18-70 et seq.) (the “Law”),you are hereby requested to provide copies of all files, records and other documents in your possession that refer, reflect or relate to placing Barack Obama on the Georgia primary election ballot for year 2012.
This request includes, but is not limited to, all documents, notes, correspondence and memoranda evidencing the certification of Barack Obama according to U. S. Constitution Art II, Sec. 1 eligibility requirements for president of the united States, and all communication and correspondence in whatever tangible medium between and among the applicable office of or division of the office of the Georgia Secretary of State and any entity of the Democratic Party to include but not be limited to the Minority Leader of the House of Representatives or her designee, the Chair of the Democratic Party or her designee, and or any entity of the Democratic Party who holds themselves out to be responsible for the certification of the Democratic Party candidate for President of the united States for the election year 2012.
If this request is denied in whole or in part, we ask that you cite in writing the specific statutory exemption upon which you have relied, as required by law. We also ask that you release all separate portions of otherwise exempt material. Please waive any costs associated with this request, or first inform us about such costs as required by Georgia law.
As you know, the Law requires a response by you within three business days of your receipt of this letter and provides sanctions for non-compliance. I look forward to hearing from you.
For the Republic,
M. J. Blanchard
cc: Attorney General Olens
Editor’s Note: As of December 4, 2011, Mr. Blanchard reported that he has not received a response from Kemp’s office. While he is certain that Kemp received the letter based on the USPS tracking number, he has not received the green card from the certified mailing. Blanchard stated that several telephone calls made to Kemp’s office have not been returned.
A formal complaint regarding the inclusion of Barack Hussein Obama’s name on the 2012 presidential ballot in the state of Georgia was also filed on November 28, 2011 by Georgia citizen Kevin Richard Powell.