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by Sharon Rondeau

Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach has placed Obama’s name on the ballot given that an objection by a Kansas resident was withdrawn

(Oct. 9, 2012) — On September 17, 2012, following a hearing on a withdrawn ballot challenge in the state of Kansas at which Atty. Orly Taitz of California appeared, Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach had stated that Obama’s name would appear on the ballot based on documentation he had allegedly received from the state of Hawaii.

On September 13, 2012, Kobach and two other members of the Kansas Objections Board had met to review the objection and stated that they had requested further information from Hawaii, Mississippi and Arizona on Obama’s documentation.

No documentation appears to have been posted on Kobach’s website nor released to the public, so it is unclear what he received.

Last March, Arizona Secretary of State Ken Bennett had asked the Hawaii Department of Health for a verification letter to ascertain if its records matched the information on the long-form birth certificate posted on the White House website on April 27, 2011.  After almost nine weeks of wrangling, Deputy Attorney General Jill T. Nagamine emailed, then later mailed, a verification form to Bennett’s office, although the number printed at the lower left corner of the form cannot be found as an official document used by the Hawaii Department of Health.

Bennett had decided to accept the documentation from Hawaii as accurate and authentic and place Obama’s name on his state’s ballot, although Det. Mike Zullo of the Maricopa County, AZ Sheriff’s Office Cold Case Posse had stated that he doubted the letter from Hawaii was accurate.  The Post & Email had acquired the documentation received by Bennett’s office from Hawaii, including a copy of the envelope containing the documentation, through an Arizona open records request.

Objections in other states to Obama’s name being placed on the ballot have been “overruled” without an investigation into the veracity of his documentation.

An attorney defending the DNC against a lawsuit filed by Taitz in Mississippi had received what appeared to be a tailor-made verification letter similar to that which Arizona had received.  Taitz had reported that the defendants’ attorneys had asked Judge Henry Wingate to take judicial notice of an exhibit depicting Obama’s long-form birth certificate but that the attorneys later denied having done so.

Hawaii has stated that it possesses an original birth record for Obama, but birth in the United States is not the only question raised about Obama’s eligibility or identity.   Taitz has since filed a lawsuit in Kansas naming Kobach as a defendant by placing Obama’s name on the ballot in light of what Taitz claims is fraud given the questions about his Connecticut Social Security number, the long-form birth certificate which has been declared fraudulent, and Selective Service registration form, which has been determined to be a “computer-generated forgery” by the Cold Case Posse.

The Cold Case Posse held press conferences on March 1, 2012 and July 17, 2012, during which information on its investigation into Obama’s background and documentation was released indicating not only that the two “documents” were forgeries, but also that his life story might be different from that which has been made public.  The Post & Email has attempted on several occasions over the past two months to obtain an update on the investigation through the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office Public Information Officer, but no response has been received.  An interview request with Mike Zullo was also ignored, although Zullo has decried a media blackout on the Posse’s findings.

Taitz has named several other secretaries of state in a lawsuit filed in California, Judd v. Obama, on which The Post & Email reported new developments over the last several days.  An original October 3 hearing on her lawsuit in Kansas was postponed by Judge Larry Hendricks after attorneys for the defense requested more time.

Taitz has announced today that a “meet and confer” has taken place and that “the US attorneys’ office will not represent Obama in this case, he will have to hire his own attorney.”  In numerous eligibility cases, Obama has obtained representation through the U.S. Department of Justice at apparent taxpayer expense.  One such attorney  has recently been promoted.

Unexpectedly on August 31, Arpaio learned that the U.S. Department of Justice had suddenly abandoned a criminal probe into his office’s alleged abuse of power.

A report broken by two members of the Government Accountability Institute states that the Obama campaign has allowed the potential for foreign donations to be made by soliciting money in amounts just below the level at which the donor’s information would have to be verified.  In 2008, the same technique and avoidance of an FEC audit were suspected of having assisted Obama in raising a record-breaking amount in donations.  It is against federal law for foreign nationals to contribute to U.S. elections, including those for members of Congress and any other public office.

The Post & Email submitted an Open Records request under the Kansas Open Records Act (KORA) to Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach‘s office on September 17:

From: Sharon Rondeau
Sent: Mon 9/17/12 2:25 PM
To: Brad Bryant (brad.bryant@sos.ks.gov)
Cc: Kris Kobach (kkobach@gmail.com)

Pursuant to local news reports generated following the ballot challenge hearing this morning in Topeka, as a member of the media, I am making a request under the Kansas Open Records Act described here:  http://sunshinereview.org/index.php/Kansas_Open_Records_Act
for the following:

All paper documentation claimed by the Kansas Secretary of State’s office as having been received over the weekend of September 15 and 16, 2012 relating to the personal details of Barack Hussein Obama including, but not limited to, birthplace, parentage, citizenship status, passport records, college attendance, Social Security number, and identity.

In addition, I am requesting all digital information you might have received during the same time frame or at any other time relative to Obama.

Please advise if there is a cost to obtain these records and where it should be sent.

Thank you very much.

Sharon Rondeau, Editor
The Post & Email
P.O. Box 195
Stafford Springs, CT  06076

Because the objector had withdrawn his complaint against Obama for possible crimes and ineligibility to run as a candidate for president, Kobach had stated that Obama’s name would be placed on the Kansas ballot for November 6.

On September 18, we received the following response via email:

Kriegshauser was kind enough to indicate that he would include documentation which his office had reportedly received outside of the exact time frame specified in our request.  Secretary of State Kris Kobach had indicated that he had expected information to arrive “over the weekend,” which referred September 15 and 16, 2012.  Kriegshauser had stated that he expected our request to take one-tenth of an hour to compile, that it could be “processed within five (5) business days after we receive payment…”

We received the same letter dated September 18, 2012 through the U.S. mail several days later.  A second letter dated September 17, 2012 signed by Ryan Kriegshauser indicated the following:

On September 21, 2012, The Post & Email sent a money order in the requested amount of $8.16 along with a signed form and a copy of our emailed records request to the Kansas Secretary of State’s office.

As of October 9, 2012, The Post & Email has received nothing from Kriegshauser or the Kansas Secretary of State.  We have therefore sent the following email to Kriegshauser:

From:Sharon Rondeau
Sent:Tue 10/09/12 3:12 PM
To: ryan.kriegshauser@sos.ks.gov

Dear Mr. Kriegshauser:

I received both of your hard-copy letters regarding my KORA request of September 17, 2012.  I mailed a money order on September 21, 2012 to you in the amount of $8.16.  Have you received it?

Thank you very much.

Sharon Rondeau, Editor
The Post & Email
P.O. Box 195
Stafford Springs, CT  06076

 The Post & Email will advise if and when we receive a response from Kriegshauser or anyone at the Kansas Secretary of State’s office regarding the “roughly 18 pages” which were estimated to be responsive to our request.  As of press time at 4:39 p.m. EDT, no response has been received.


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  1. Great work,

    But the problem is with people like Kansas Secretary of State Kris Koback. He is no different than all the rest of the ones that cannot make a decision on what is lawful or what is legal. The term lawful was used by the de jure governments, state and Federal while the term legal was used by the de facto governments, state and Federal that took over circa 1868.

    If I know about this history why doesn’t Koback and the rest of our servants know it? Here is a Congressional Record that you should read and send to you state representative. http://www.citizensforaconstitutionalrepublic.com/Cong_Record_June_13_1967.pdf

    It documents that new state constitutions were written after some of the state representatives were replaced by unauthorized people from the Federal Government.

    If you inhabit Kansas you should send a letter notarized and mailed certified asking your state representative to explain it to you.

    As far I have seen, Hawaii never verified the record only that it was the same as what Hawaii had for a record which means to me if it had been declared to be a fake then someone within the government of Hawaii at some point has falsified the official record.

    This would not be the first time something like this has happened.

    All Rights Reserved,
    /S/ Steven Pattison