by Sharon Rondeau

Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott did not take action on Ed Sunderland’s complaint of the DNC having failed to qualify Obama as a “natural born Citizen” in 2008

(Sep. 22, 2014) — Concerned that Barack Hussein Obama was not constitutionally eligible to serve as president based on research he conducted in 2008, Texas citizen Ed Sunderland filed “voter fraud charges” against the chairman of the Texas DNC in the fall of 2009 with the help of several “legal minds” who had also looked into the questions surrounding Obama’s history and constitutional eligibility.

On Friday night, Sunderland met Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio at a fundraiser for Arpaio’s 2016 campaign, where Arpaio spoke briefly about his investigation which stemmed from an initial probe into the birth certificate image posted on the White House website bearing Obama’s name.  The image was released after pressure mounted from Donald Trump and members of the public for Obama to prove that he was a “natural born Citizen,” as is required by Article II, Section 1, clause 5 of the U.S. Constitution for the president and commander-in-chief.

In September 2011, Arpaio commissioned his Cold Case Posse to examine the birth certificate image released on April 27, 2011 at the request of approximately 250 Tea Party members who were also Arpaio’s constituents.  The Tea Partiers feared that if experts’ reports that the image were fraudulent were borne out, their votes would be disenfranchised in the 2012 presidential election.

On March 1, 2012, Cold Case Posse lead investigator Mike Zullo and Arpaio held a press conference during which they declared that the investigation had determined that Obama’s long-form birth certificate and Selective Service registration form are “computer-generated forgeries.”

During The Post & Email’s interview of Sunderland regarding his attendance at the Arpaio fundraiser, Sunderland informed us of his efforts early in Obama’s occupation of the White House to see that Obama was vetted by the proper state-level authorities.  However, he was disappointed with the results.

Sunderland initially sent his complaint to Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott, whose office responded that reports of voter fraud had to be submitted by the secretary of state.  Abbott is now the Republican candidate for Texas governor, as Gov. Rick Perry is retiring and may seek the 2016 Republican nomination for president.

In 2008, Texas’s Secretary of State was Hope Andrade. It is now Nandita Berry.

After receiving Abbott’s response, Sunderland said he assembled another package and sent it to then-Secretary of State Hope Andrade.  “I called up about a week later and asked who my case agent was going to be.  They passed me over to an attorney and I asked what they were going to do.  “‘We’re not going to do anything,’ was essentially what they said,” Sunderland told us.  “They told me I was perfectly within my rights to file charges personally if I wanted to.”

“What would the charges have been?” we asked.

The charge was that the DNC did not vet the president to make sure that he was qualified under the constitution of the state of Texas to run for president.  You have to be a natural born Citizen; Barack Obama is not.

Referring to Sunderland’s reference to several articles stating that Obama was “Kenyan-born” dating back to his run for the U.S. Senate, The Post & Email responded, “From everything that you were able to find, it certainly did not seem as if he were.”

That’s right.  Here I was, reading articles, unchallenged, that he was “born in Kenya, raised in Indonesia and Hawaii,” and all of a sudden, he was qualified to run for president.  That was not what I knew.  I read Minor v. Happersett and what U.S. Supreme Court Justice Morrison Waite wrote about what a natural born Citizen is.  If Barack Obama was born in another country, according to what the papers said at the time, his mother was not old enough to pass on citizenship to her offspring, because she would have had to have been 19 to do that in 1961, and she was only 18 when Barack Obama was born.

“Would that have meant that he would have been a citizen of Kenya because of his father’s citizenship?”

The bottom line is that we don’t know where he’s from.

In 2008, someone from Texas acquired Obama’s draft registration form, and the counterfeit showed up later.  So he had to have help within the federal government, within the Selective Service office, for somebody to develop that card.

“Were you referring to Stephen Coffman?”


The Post & Email then said, “I did a subsequent FOIA request for Obama’s Selective Service registration form and received something different from that which Coffman received,” to which Sunderland responded, “I didn’t know that.”

The Cold Case Posse also determined that Obama’s Selective Service registration form is a forgery.

Sunderland said that in regard to his complaint of voter fraud, the Texas Secretary of State ultimately told him to take his complaint to the attorney general.  “You know what?  I just got back from his office, and they told me to talk to you,” Sunderland described his response to the secretary of state.  “Now you’re telling me I need to talk to the attorney general, so what you’re telling me is that you’re not going to do anything,” Sunderland responded at the time.

He added that Andrade’s office then said, “I don’t know what you’re complaining about; McCain won Texas anyway.”  “Well, McCain didn’t win the presidency. I found it interesting and odd that she said that,” Sunderland observed.

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  1. Spinning wheels in the mud … and there’s a lot of mud. If we don’t get a bulldozer to scrape out the mud we’ll just keep digging ourselves in deeper and deeper. Anyone out there got a BIG bulldozer?