by Sharon Rondeau
(Dec. 31, 2020) — On Thursday afternoon, the Twitter account @kamalakancel posted a letter directed to the secretary of the Senate asking for distribution to all members and an “investigation” into whether or not vice-presidential candidate Kamala D. Harris is eligible to serve as vice president or president in keeping with the U.S. Constitution’s “natural born Citizen” requirement.
Harris ran as Democratic presidential candidate Joseph R. Biden’s running mate, with the duo reported to have garnered more than the necessary 270 electoral votes to win the November 3 election over President Donald Trump during meetings of the Electoral College on December 14.
Thousands of citizens have filed complaints, provided sworn testimony and described their eyewitness accounts to widespread fraud before, during and after the election, and Trump has not conceded to Biden. Rather, Trump has continued to say his campaign won the election “by a lot” and urged his supporters to rally in Washington, DC on January 6, when Congress meets in a constitutionally-mandated joint session to observe the opening of the electoral certificates delivered to Vice President Mike Pence, the National Archives and other parties.
Beginning in late summer, the @kamalakancel account began posting documents it appeared to have acquired from official sources demonstrating that Harris was born on October 20, 1964 to non-U.S.-citizen parents who were not considered by the U.S. government to be “immigrants,” as some have claimed.
Born in Oakland, CA, Harris’s parents entered the country several years before on respective student visas, her mother from India and her father from Jamaica. To this publication’s knowledge, its own direct inquiries and those of a number of its readers, Harris has not addressed questions regarding her parents’ citizenship at the time of her birth nor whether or not her mother ever became a U.S. citizen.
Her father, Donald J. Harris, claims to have naturalized but does not provide the year on his Stanford University Professor Emeritus page.
As noted by a number of constitutional writers, scholars and attorneys as well as Chapman University Professor of Law John C. Eastman, the status of Harris’s parents when she was born may be a crucial factor as to whether or not she qualifies under the Article II, Section 1, clause 5 “natural born Citizen” requirement reserved for the president alone in the original Constitution and later extended by the passage of the 12th Amendment to all vice-presidential candidates.
Similar questions remain unanswered regarding former Oval Office occupant Barack Hussein Obama II given that his claimed father was a British, and later Kenyan, citizen present in the United States on a student visa between 1959 in 1964. Adding yet another layer of doubt are multiple mainstream reports published prior to Obama’s seeking the U.S. presidency stating that he was born in Kenya or Indonesia and not Hawaii, as he claims.
The letter goes on to reference one written by Pennsylvania Sen. Pat Toomey to a constituent, Jeffrey Harrison, who raised concerns about Harris’s eligibility prior to the November 3 general election. In his response, Toomey wrote that Harris is eligible under the 14th Amendment due to her birth in the United States to “immigrant” parents, while conflating the terms “citizen” and “natural born Citizen.”
“This statement is incorrect,” the letter claims. “Documents obtained from the US national archives state that the parents of Kamala D. Harris were not ‘immigrants’ at the time of her October 20, 1964 birth. The parents of Kamala D. Harris were in fact ‘non-immigrants’ (per titles of the sworn documents they signed as part of their applications for Student Visas, which permitted their presence in the USA in 1964).”
According to federal law, legal immigrants must reside in the United States for five years, with certain exceptions, before they are eligible to apply for U.S. citizenship. Additional requirements include proficiency in English and passing a civics test, among others.
Referencing two active court cases which have not fully adjudicated the question of Harris’s eligibility, the letter contends that, “Factual and legal issues of this sort will require investigation” as well as raising a new question: “What are the legal implications, and potential liabilities, should members of the Electoral College act to certify an ineligible candidate for office?”
The final paragraph of the letter suggests the issue could be included in any “potential objections” lodged prior to the January 6, 2021 joint session, which is congressional members’ constitutional prerogative should they determine anything to have been amiss with the presidential election.
As The Post & Email has reported, Atty. Mario Apuzzo of New Jersey has suggested that presidential and vice-presidential candidates could “win” an election, only to be declared ineligible when Congress applies the provisions of the 20th Amendment, which states in Section 3:
If, at the time fixed for the beginning of the term of the President, the President elect shall have died, the Vice President elect shall become President. If a President shall not have been chosen before the time fixed for the beginning of his term, or if the President elect shall have failed to qualify, then the Vice President elect shall act as President until a President shall have qualified; and the Congress may by law provide for the case wherein neither a President elect nor a Vice President elect shall have qualified, declaring who shall then act as President, or the manner in which one who is to act shall be selected, and such person shall act accordingly until a President or Vice President shall have qualified.
Through a letter of his own issued by the U.S. Allegiance Institute (USAI), Apuzzo is urging all concerned citizens to contact their members of Congress both about not only alleged election fraud and “invalid” electoral votes stemming therefrom, but also regarding whether or not Harris qualifies to be vice-president or president should she and Biden be sworn in and Biden become unable to perform his duties.
The letter is signed, “A CONCERNED CITIZEN” and directs the reader to the Twitter account and website of the same name. A postscript at the bottom reads, “Documents also evidence that Kamala D. Harris was born in the USA as a result of fraud committed by her mother from 1958 to 1965 (in violation of immigration statutes). This may impact her legality as a citizen, required for her to hold office as a US Senator.”