Every vote counts, and you have to watch those who count the votes like a hawk. Those are the two take-away lessons for tea party patriots who are newly involved in the political process and coming up against the party machines for the first time.
First let’s consider the tight race in Virginia’s House District 11 because of the notable irregularities. The local tea party endorsed Republican candidate Keith Fimian, who was trying to unseat big spender (of our money) Democratic incumbent Gerry Connolly. After the initial vote count was announced, Connolly claimed victory with a slim margin of 968 votes. However, we’ve just gotten these details from the non-partisan Northern Virginia Tea Party, whose co-chairmen are one Republican and one Democrat:
Gerald E. “Gerry” Connolly (D)
111,695 or 49.22%
Keith S. Fimian (R)
110,727 or 48.79%
There are several developments in the Fimian – Connolly race that may call into question the accuracy of the current vote totals. Here are the issues that are being looked at:
In Fairfax County, the voting machines failed to register votes from over 800 ballots, including 106 in the Sideburn precinct alone. (Keith Fimian won that precinct 58% – 40%.) In Prince William County, the machines failed to register votes on more than 200 additional ballots.
In several precincts, there were actually more votes than voters. That is, voting machines reported a higher number of votes than the number of voters marked on the pollbooks as having voted in the election.
As of Election Day, there were over 1,150 absentee ballots that had been mailed out to military and other overseas voters but had yet to be received back in the 11th Congressional District.
We also understand that officials in Prince William County rejected over 280 absentee ballots, with another 200-300 absentee ballots being rejected in Fairfax County.
…these are some of the questions that are being considered at this time.
In Arizona’s House District 8, incumbent Democrat Gabrielle Giffords has claimed victory over Republican challenger and Iraq veteran Jesse Kelly, with a lead of 3,641 votes in precinct totals. But there are an unknown number of absentee ballots and possibly a large number of provisional ballots which have not yet been reported by the media.
In Kentucky House District 6, incumbent Democrat Ben Chandler holds a 600 vote lead in precinct totals over Republican challenger Andy Barr, who has asked for a recanvass.
Another undecided race is playing out in New York’s House District 1. Republican challenger Randy Altschuler, a self-funded local businessman, ran against Democratic incumbent Tim Bishop. On election night, Tim Bishop claimed victory:
(Nov. 3, 2010) United States Representative Tim Bishop appeared last night at the Islandia Marriot to claim victory in his race against Randy Altschuler, a millionaire businessman. However, with absentee ballots left to be counted, Mr. Altschuler declined to concede.
According to the Suffolk Board of Elections, only 3,461 votes separated the two candidates in the hard-fought and expensive race. Mr. Bishop had 50.96 percent of the vote to Mr. Altschuler’s 49.04 percent, with a total of 181,043 votes cast….
Ortiz has not conceded, however. On Friday, based on what he termed “numerous irregularities,” he said he would request a manual recount of the 101,116 votes cast in the race. He has said that the irregularities include the “misplaced” ballots in Nueces County, a power outage at an early voting site, and a polling site that opened almost an hour late on Election Day, “depriving many from casting their vote.”
By Dr. Ron Hei | Saturday, December 12th, 2009 at 1:10 pm
The alleged White House “party crashers” were no strangers to Barack Obama. He had met Tareq Sallahi and his wife Michaele when he was a senator, as shown in this June 2008 group photo with Obama. Tareq is the man in the white suit, and Michaele is the blonde in the white dress at the right. The picture was taken at a “Rock The Vote” event on June 9, 2008 and posted on TwitPic.
Tareq and Michaele have lived a prominent life in Virginia society. Like others of the privileged Virginia hunt, Tareq plays polo. Among the 1836 guests at his society wedding to Michaele in 2003 were such luminaries as Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy and former U.S. Ambassador to Ireland Margaret Heckler. Bottom line — the Salahis were well-established Democratic party socialites.
They are the owners of the Oasis Winery, inherited from Salahi’s father, which operates on their estate in Virginia hunt country. The Salahi family planted some of the first Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot vines in Virginia, and has produced many gold-medal-awarded wines. Tareq served a three-year term on the Virginia Wine Board, followed by a stint as chairman of the Virginia Wine Tourism Office, nominated by Virginia’s Democratic governor Mark Warner. In that office, his skills as a promoter are credited with bringing hundreds of thousands of wine tourists to Virginia.
Why then the media effort to paint them as climbers? Tareq was also active in efforts to liberate Palestine, and was on the board of the American Task Force on Palestine. Perhaps when his ties to the PLO came to light, that was an embarrassment for the Obamas? Since the public controversy, Tareq’s information has been erased from the organization’s website, although as of noon Saturday the page itself was still online — see the screenshot below.
All of this information was in the public domain. Why was the mainstream media portrayal so one-sided, if not outright wrong? The earlier picture was reported by Tony Salazar, the Resistnet coordinator for South Carolina District #5. Resistnet is one of the prominent organizations of ordinary citizens trying to take back our country from corrupt politicians enabled by a lapdog media. Since his posting, the findings are being circulated via email and among some bloggers. But there is still no retraction of the misrepresentation in the mainstream media.
A handful of state and local elections will provide our first public rating of Democratic socialism in a few days. Within months of sweeping into power in both House and Senate, as well as the presidency, the Dems have evoked the largest citizen protest movement in our country’s history. Soon we’ll see how that translates into political capital at the polls.
Two states are holding gubernatorial elections — New Jersey and Virginia. Both races are a study in how a political party can shoot itself in the foot.
The race for governor of New Jersey has been particularly tacky, thanks to Democratic candidate and incumbent governor Jon Corzine, who is running for a second term. Instead of campaigning on issues, he has denigrated his Republican opponent for being overweight. Television ads show footage of the portly Chris Christie struggling to get out of a car, while the narration accuses him of “throwing his weight around.” Since our country is considered to be the most obese in the world, this tactic may backfire.
Earlier this week, the Rasmussen poll showed challenger Christie leading Corzine 41% to 39%. But in New Jersey, Democrats have a history of coming from behind. Public sentiment is against Corzine by much greater margins, and that should afford an overwhelming victory for Republicans. But another Republican, Chris Daggett, is running as an independent, and siphoning off 11% of the vote, according to the poll. So in a totally favorable political environment, Republicans may still manage to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory.
The situation in Virginia is much better for Republicans. The Democratic primary yielded the party’s worst possible candidate as the nominee. In the first contested Democratic primary in twenty years, state senator Creigh Deeds defeated the personable former Democratic National Committee Chairman Terry McAuliffe and former state delegate Brian Moran. Subsequently, Deeds has made every mistake in the public relations manual. No one has a clue what he stands for, because his ads are all negatives about his opponent. He is paying big bucks to provide name recognition for the other team.So in Virginia the Republican, former state attorney general Bob McDonnell, will likely sweep to victory. The most recent Rasmussen poll shows McDonnell holding a seven point lead, with McDonnell at 50% versus Deeds at 43%. But here’s the interesting part — poll respondents rate Obama as a negative for Deeds:
McDonnell also has been trying to link Deeds’ fortunes to those of President Obama. Deeds last month seemed to distance himself somewhat from the president but now says he hopes Obama will come to the state to campaign for him.
Fifty-five percent (55%) of Virginia voters say Obama’s performance is at least somewhat important in determining how they will vote, with 36% who say it is very important.
The bad news for Deeds is that just 23% say they are more likely to vote for the Democrat if Obama campaigns for him in Virginia. Forty-three percent (43%) say it would make them less likely to vote for Deeds….
Even as Obama joins Deeds for a final campaign swing in Hampton Roads, the Obama team is spouting negatives about their candidate, in hopes of minimizing the appearance that the upcoming loss reflects negatively on Obama:
Sensing that victory in the race for Virginia governor is slipping away, Democrats at the national level are laying the groundwork to blame a loss in a key swing state on a weak candidate who ran a poor campaign that failed to fully embrace President Obama until days before the election….
A loss for Deeds in Virginia — which for the first time in decades supported the Democratic presidential candidate in last year’s race — would likely be seen as a sign that Obama’s popularity is weakening in critical areas of the country. But the unusual preelection criticism could be an attempt to shield Obama from that narrative by ensuring that Deeds is blamed personally for the loss….
Then there’s the race in New York’s 23rd Congressional District. The seat was just vacated by John McHugh, a moderate Republican who left to become President Obama’s Army Secretary. The special election to fill the vacancy pits so-called “moderate Republican” Dede Scozzafava against Democrat Bill Owens, in a race that Scozzafava was favored to win. But in New York there are robust minor parties that can make a big difference. You may recall that Jim Buckley was elected to the US Senate in 1970 running on the Conservative Party line only in a three-way race. And this year’s conservative candidate in the 23rd, Doug Hoffman, is rising in the polls, pulling support from Scozzafava. Not only that, Hoffman has picked up some serious Republican endorsements, including former senator Fred Thompson and former House majority leader Dick Armey. And this morning’s bombshell — Sarah Palin endorsed him.What is nationally interesting about this localized race is the forecast of change in the traditional political landscape. In a terrain dominated by two parties, Republican and Democrat, political professionals must now account for a groundswell of independents loyal to neither. There has always been concern about the “independent vote,” but the tea party movement has brought it to prominence as never before. And Doug Hoffman is regarded as the “tea party candidate.”
More than that, like Buckley before him, Hoffman has a shot at winning as a third party candidate. Registration in the district gives Republicans a slight edge over Democrats, but it swings. The district went for George Bush, but then went for Obama.
At first glance, this looks like a race where the Democrats are united, and Hoffman is splitting off the conservative segment of the Republican vote. But looks can be deceiving. New York has long had four viable parties — Republican, Democrat, Liberal, and Conservative. And New Yorkers tend to divide along liberal/conservative lines. Seen this way, the race can be viewed as splitting the liberal vote between Owens and Scozzafava, with Hoffman getting the other half. All that is needed for Hoffman is enough money and name recognition to pull him into the mainstream. And the “tea party” movement has come on strong to give him that, with donations pouring in from the whole country.
The obvious path to a Republican win in New Jersey would be for Chris Daggett to drop out. That won’t happen, and we can only hope that Christie can hold his slim lead and win anyway. But yesterday, Michelle Malkin proposed an interesting solution to the split vote in New York’s 23rd. She suggested that the Republican should withdraw.
It’s time for the GOP to cut bait on radical leftist Dede Scozzafava. Dump Dede and quick. I repeat: Can the Republican establishment hear conservatives now?
Michelle follows this with a list of links to other publications calling for Scozzafava’s withdrawal. Quite a chorus! And a first election time look at “tea party power.”
At last count, more than 800 tea parties were held around the United States to protest our federal government’s irresponsible spending. Most observers agree that this is the largest spontaneous grassroots movement that has ever occurred in our country. The mainstream media either did not cover the events, or did so sparingly or in a derogatory manner, sealing both their brand as a liberal mouthpiece and their irrelevance.
From St. Paul, Minnesota:
American Daughter editorial writer Steve Haas writes:
There were close to 5000 people at the Minnesota State House to protest the government’s program of taxing and spending. You can see the photos here.
American Daughter editorial writer Allan Erickson was a speaker. He writes:
In our little town of Newberg (population 20,000) we had about 100 people turn out to listen to a couple of speeches and wave flags and banners while motorists blared their horns in support.
Our message was simple and straightforward, a message everyone seemed to support: This is not a Democrat or Republican deal, this is massive citizen activism expressing anger at the federal government especially for their efforts to take all power and concentrate it in Washington….
American Daughter contributor Jim Simpson was the keynote speaker. He writes:
I just spoke at Baltimore’s Tea Party. The local ABC affiliate was there but I didn’t see any cameras and they sure didn’t interview me. It was raining hard, and they only organized it about two weeks ago, but there were about 300 people there I would guess and they were stoked! …. I don’t know if anyone else was inspired, but I felt electrified. I have never felt so alive. It was fun.
Originally scheduled for Lake Anne Village Center Plaza, the Tea Pary had to be moved to Baron Cameron Park due to larger than expected turnout, according to organizer John Grigsby. John writes:
It took nearly 200 years before total federal spending topped $1 trillion (in 1987). In 2002, 15 years later, spending exceeded $2 trillion. By most indications, it will have taken less than half that time — seven years — to break the $3 trillion mark. (Source: NTU.org)
Our Federal Government has a $11+ Trillion Debt (Source: NTU.org)
There were 11,610 Federal projects, at a cost of $17.2 billion, in FY 2008, identified as “pork” by Citizens Against Government Waste (Source: 2008 CAGW Pigbook)
They came by the hundreds filling up Niagara Square on this Tax deadline day to say they’re fed with all the taxes they’re paying.
Buffalo organizers are Rus Thompson, whose blog is Albany’s Insanity, Laurie Kostrzewski and Alan Coniglio. Watch the local television coverage of the Buffalo rally:
Over at Free Republic, there is a message thread where folk from all over the country are posting the totals from their tea parties. So far:
Melbourne, Florida – 1000
Boise, Idaho – 2500
Longview, Texas – 1000
Tyler, Texas – 1400
Morristown, New Jersey – 1500 (at 12:30 PM)
Denver, Colorado – 5500
Austin, Texas – 1000 Other reports put Austin between 3k and 5k.
Myrtle Beach, SC – 600 to 800 Correction, the news is saying “thousands”…..that’s a great thing!!!
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania – 3000
Local radio in San Antonio estimated the Alamo Plaza crowd at 15,000, 45 minutes before the rally officially began.
Durango, Colorado 250-275
At least 2000 in Fort Collins, Colorado
Duluth Mn – Paper reports 700. I think more like 1000. For one thing people were coming and going the whole time. If you counted the people who spent SOME time there I bet it was more like 1200.
Ocala, FL – 1,000
Madison Wisconsin – 8000 people according to the Capitol Police
Local Nashville TN radio host (WLAC), Steve Gill, … said that those who know these things estimated 10,000.
San Jose CA First Tea Party about 200 from noon-3. There is a second tea party at 5pm.
We just got back from our rally in the state capitol of Washington state (Olympia). We are guessing a couple thousand, maybe three thousand were in attendance. My friend who works at the capitol said they haven’t seen a bigger crowd.
Moscow Idaho 400+ Small town USA
Appleton, Wisconsin is expecting up to 2,000
Flemington NJ Tea Party about 750 in attendance.
Salt Lake City at the Federal Bldg. in the mid 30s and snowing. I originally estimated at least 1000, but I was at the back and to one side. Andyman was more centrally located in the crowd. His estimate is 3000.
I attended one in Eustis FL today… My guess would be about 400 people. Maybe more. And this is a small town.
Carson City, Nevada…radio station reports 2,000.
Bellevue, Washington about 1,000
Grand Rapids, Mich. – I would put the number at 3000 easy, and that may be an undercount. The turnout was huge, with people coming in the whole time.
Philadelphia, PA – I estimated 700 at 1:00p but many people were stopping by for brief periods which suggests that possibly 1,000 atended.
Suburbs of Seattle, WA: Renton approx 100 and Issaquah reports of 200+
Paris, Texas reported at 300-400.
Providence, RI somewhere north of 2000.
Greenville, NC – approx. 200
Palm Desert, CA – guesstimate a good 2000
Jefferson City, MO at the capital. A couple of hundred people at 3:00 when it kicked off
Jacksonville, FL – 1500, the news said 1000 but it sure seemed way more
Santa Rosa California had about 200-300+
Currituck County (NC) Courthouse steps at Noon – 200+
Pasquotank County (NC) Courthouse at 5:30PM – 200+ in windy, cold drizzle.
Santa Ana, CA – At least 1500 40 minutes into a 2 hour event. I am assuming the sum total for the total event to be closer to 3000 or more.
Mobile, AL – 1000
Dockweiler Beach, Los Angeles CA – 2500
Jasper, Indiana – 150
Tucson, AZ reporting 2500 – 3000.
Clarksburg, WV – VA Park from 12:00 – 1:00. Approximately 300 people.
Willoughby, OH – 50-75
Eastlake, OH – 30-50
Bangor, Maine paper states 300 real count around 350 -450
Fort Payne Alabama… 200+ Huge for a small town of less than 13k at midday (when most folks work).
Sacramento, CA; 10-15K
Nashville – 10,000
Cottonwood, Arizona 300 or more one hour rally at Noon
Indianapolis: Around 1,000 on a COLD and blustery afternoon.
Rural Ohio Dairy Hut: 50 people. Think about that and all the small towns everywhere that did this, rain or shine.
Lansing, MI — Park Service at the Capitol reports 5,000.
2000+ in Las Vegas, Nevada at the corner of Eastern and Sunset from noon till about three.
Hendersonville, Tennessee – 1,500 and they are still arriving
San Antonio says 9000-10,000 in attendance.
Cincinnati, Ohio — ~ 5000
Deland, FL – 500-1000
Montgomery – 500 (WSFA-TV)
Wetumpka – 200
Mobile – 2000
Auburn – 500
Ft. Payne – 250
Florence – no numbers yet
Huntsville – no numbers yet (estimated in the thousands)
Birmingham – tbd.
South East Texas/Beaumont, Tx. at about 5:15 approx 7-800, with more still walking in, Amazing for this area (D)..
Roswell, GA (North Fulton and Friends Tea Party) – local news estimate 300.
Cincinnati, Ohio — ~ 5000
Nauvoo Il. pop 1000. there were between 60 and 70 people in attendance. No broken windows or cars over turned but we did say the pledge of allegiance and sang the national anthem. Just ordinary folks no politicians.
Winchester, VA — 350
Huntington, West Virgina – 100 people.
Chicago, Federal Plaza overflowing, cold and windy, probably 4,000-5,000.
Chicago, Land of Lincoln who freed the slaves and Land of Obama who enslaved the free: 5000 per the lady cop who I asked, estimate.
Estes Park, CO – 300
Roanoke, VA 500-750
Grand Rapids Michigan tea party had at least 3000.
Palm Desert, California – around 2000
Temecula, SoCal – Estimated group size was 1000 people or more.
Eustis, Florida – 1,500
Elko, Nevada – estimate….100
Cleveland, Ohio estimated 5,000 by Channel 8 news.
Wausau, WI – 150-200 people (estimate — could definitely be more people).
Chattanooga, TN. – 800 – 1000. Cold and windy but a great crowd.
Colorado Springs reporting 1,000 tax protesters.
Huntsville, AL – Police estimate 2,300 people
Virginia Beach, VA – 2000
Poplar Bluff, MO – 250-275
Knoxville, TN – I would say conservatively 1,500 – 2,000.
Austin TX. 11:30am Tea Party….1500-2000
Austin TX. 4:00pm-7:00pm Tea Party….?????
Morristown, NJ – 1,000 to 1,200 people, possibly as many as 1,500 to 2,000.
Jacksonville, FL estimating thousands.
Edenton, North Carolina(pop. 5900) – 400 to 500. Weather cool and damp.
Amarillo, Texas – 300 to 400 at the courthouse at noon. There’s another going on now at the main post office.
All over the country, people are posting their Tea Party photos online. Here are some:
Although this was the largest series of demonstrations in our country’s history, it was also the most orderly. There were no incidences of vandalism. Crowds included young and old, Republicans and Democrats and all sorts of independents. Children came with their parents and grandparents. Watching these events unfold all day gives some hope that there is still enough citizen involvement and awareness to save our country.
Updated: How Many People Attended Yesterday’s Tax Day Tea Parties?
From Adam Radman on Friday, April 17, 2009 9:39 AM
ATR is working to compile an accurate number of how many people attended Tax Day Tea Parties yesterday. So far, we’ve tallied up 208 Tea Parties with roughly 271,941 attendees. I encourage anyone who attended a Tea Party yesterday that isn’t include in this post to leave your numbers in the comment section below. This project will be continually updated as best as we can.
Since Jimmy Carter’s election in 1976, whichever party wins the White House has lost the Virginia governor’s race the following year.
That’s probably because, being just across the river, Virginians are the first to see the clay feet of the newly elected president. While the rest of the country goes on with business as usual, voters in the countryside surrounding the District of Columbia are constantly regaled with stories of their failures and corruptions.
Here’s an early indicator — a Rasmussen Poll taken this month shows McDonnell beating any one of the three Democrats.
* Bob McDonnell is well and truly in the race. Yesterday he officially stepped down from his post as Virginia’s 44th Attorney General to be a full time candidate.
One Virginia county is rejecting military absentee ballots in violation of federal law, according to an article in Human Events magazine.
Fairfax County, Virginia — a heavily Democratic Washington suburb — is apparently breaking federal law by enforcing state restrictions on federal military absentee ballots. 98 percent of the federal military absentee ballots in Fairfax County were disqualified after those who witnessed the voters’ signatures failed to include an address — a requirement under Virginia law.
Federal law does not require witnesses to provide an address, and it is illegal for a state to impose its restrictions on a federal ballot.
The instructions available to Virginia service members through the Federal Voting Assistance Program do not say that an address is required. The standard form — made available by the Defense Department to military members worldwide — gives instructions on how it must be filled out and provides no space for a witness to write in an address….
We’ll keep watching this story for our readers. This is not an apolitical mistake, as the large majority of military voters support the McCain/Palin ticket.
For months, the mainstream media have totally stonewalled the controversy raging in the Blogosphere over Obama’s eligibility to run for president. Today, the first crack in the MSM appeared, as Greta van Susteren wrote a blog post about it on GretaWire.
October 24th, 2008 9:20 AM Eastern
OK … the internet rumors about the birth certificate: let’s end the rumors and the viral nature of them!
by Greta Van Susteren
Of course I know about all the internet gossip about Senator Obama’s birth. Many of you (thousands?) have written me saying he was not born in the USA (a Constitutional requirement for President) …. the rumors are flying around the internet and overloading my inbox and is viral. It doesn’t stop! I have thought the emails a waste of keyboard time and have ignored them.
However, since the emails just won’t stop…and since it really is a topic that should be put to rest and can be done with such ease, I now think Senator Obama should release his birth certificate but I also think, to be fair, so should the other 3 …. yes, all 4.
So, let’s have it! All 4 need to release their birth certificates to prove each was born in the USA and thus constitutionally able to serve as President. Let’s insist that all 4 release birth certificates and put the matter to rest! (and yes, stop the emails to me!)
Until this is done, the rumors simply will not stop and rumors are not fair … it is not fair to Senator Obama and he also should not be blackmailed into producing the records … so, if all 4 must produce, that seems fair.
Let’s see them …. and then let’s move on.
Greta recently moved her hour-long cable television show from CNN to Fox News, where she seems to feel freer to pursue balanced coverage. A couple of points here. First, John McCain voluntarily produced his birth certificate, to allay concerns about his birth in a US military hospital outside the continental US.
Second, and VERY TELLING, Greta is not covering this subject as a diligent journalist. By her own admission, she is simply trying to relieve immense pressure on her inbox. Which proves two things — there is still no real honest journalist in the MSM and intense pressure from all of us can make a difference.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania — Plaintiff, Philip Berg
Philip J. Berg, Esquire
555 Andorra Glen Court, Suite 12
Lafayette Hill, PA 19444-2531
Cell (610) 662-3005
(800) 993-PHIL 
Fax (610) 834-7659
Web site: Obama Crimes
UPDATE, Saturday, October 25 4AM EST — Philadelphia Daily Newsreports:
Judge rejects Montco lawyer’s bid to have Obama removed from ballot
A federal judge in Philadelphia last night threw out a complaint by a Montgomery County lawyer who claimed that Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama was not qualified to be president and that his name should be removed from the Nov. 4 ballot.
Philip J. Berg alleged in a complaint filed in federal district court on Aug. 21 against Obama, the Democratic National Committee and the Federal Election Commission, that Obama was born in Mombasa, Kenya.
Berg claimed that the Democratic presidential standardbearer is not even an American citizen but a citizen of Indonesia and therefore ineligible to be president….
In a 34-page memorandum and opinion, the judge said Berg’s allegations of harm were “too vague and too attenuated” to confer standing on him or any other voters….
Berg plans to file an appeal.
Seattle, Washington — Plaintiff, Steve Marquis
Fall City, WA
Web site: People’s Voice
Honolulu, Hawaii — Plaintiff, Andy Martin
California — David Archbold
Georgia — Tom Terry
New York — Dan Smith
Connecticut — Cort Wrotnowski
Richmond, Virginia — A Petition for Writ of Mandamus was filed in Richmond, Virginia on Wednesday, October 22 before the Honorable Walter W. Stout III. We’ll try to find out more and keep our readers posted.
Suit challenges Obama’s birth place
By Janice Morse
TURTLECREEK TWP. – A Warren County man is taking the long-simmering dispute over Barack Obama’s birthplace – Hawaii or Kenya? – to court.
David M. Neal of Turtlecreek Township plunked down a $200 fee to file a lawsuit Friday in Warren Common Pleas Court in Lebanon.
The suit seeks to force state and federal officials to take more steps to settle, once and for all, the question of Obama’s legitimacy as a potential president.
The U.S. Constitution requires presidents to be natural-born citizens who are at least 35 years old. “Mr. Obama has failed to demonstrate that he is a ‘natural-born’ citizen,” Neal declares.
He asserts that Ohio Secretary of State Jennifer Brunner, the Democratic National Committee, the Ohio Democratic Party and U.S. Sen. Diane Feinstein all ought to be held responsible for verifying that Obama meets the constitutional requirements for president….
On the evening of October 23, Philip Berg was interviewed on the Michael Savage talk radio show. Berg stated that he had in his possession an audiotape of Obama’s Kenyan grandmother insisting that she was present at Obama’s birth in the hospital in Mombassa, Kenya, as well as sworn affidavits. Here’s the recording:
Philip J. Berg/Michael Savage Interview (Part 1 of 2)
Philip J. Berg/Michael Savage Interview (Part 2 of 2)
America’s Right — Jeff Schreiber, legal writer by day and exhausted law student by night, is providing continuing coverage.
October 24, 2008 — Finally we have coverage of the Philip J Berg lawsuit by major media players. Rush Limbaugh has mentioned the lawsuit and now Greta Van Sustern has a proposal to address the birth certificate issue….
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