On December 9, 2008, ABC News Today Show stated that Obama was born in Hawaii. Here is an open letter to the Today Show about this matter:
Obama was born in Hawaii?
How do you know?
Why does his paternal grandmother say otherwise, in a recording?
Why are there signed affadavits of those who interviewed his grandmother attesting to the accuracy of this?
Why did Kenyan Ambassador to the US Ogego state otherwise in a radio interview?
Why do several forensic document examiners, including the one who exposed the Dan Rather "forged Bush letter", find that the "certifications of live birth" that the Obama campaign distributed on the internet are suspect? (See a couple of the affadavits here and here).
Why has Obama, using lawyers from the firm Sandler, Reiff & Young, P.C., (well known for representing the Council on American Islamic Relations), fought Philip J. Berg and others in dozens of lawsuits so strenuously to avoid the production of his documents? (A partial list of some of the legal actions that Berg undertook, many in response to actions by Obama's lawyers, is here.)
Why has the State of Hawaii not said that Obama was born in Hawaii, but issued an ambiguous statement that many have misinterpreted?
Contrary to popular belief, no State of Hawaii government official has ever stated that Obama was born in Hawaii, as far as we have been able to determine. And we have looked and looked, and asked the State of Hawaii officials repeatedly ourselves.
Many have alleged that the Secretaries of State in each state, or the State Elections Commissions in each state, examine the candidate's credentials to make sure they are eligible. We have contacted all of them, several times over the last several weeks, and have not yet found a single state election official who has claimed that they vetted any of the candidates (see the details here).
I guess this is how green card holder Róger Calero, with a long list of run-ins with the law on drug-related and immigration charges, ended up as a Presidential candidate on the ballot in 5 states.