Since State Rep. Mark Hatfield failed to pass legislation requiring prospective presidential candidates to file proof of US citizenship with the state in order to be placed on the ballot, he is now turning his legal mind and training to a new challenge. Here’s the press release:
For Immediate Release:
Contact: J. Mark Hatfield
Monday, December 12, 2011
Kevin R. Powell Announces Challenge
to Placement of Obama on Georgia Ballot
DULUTH – Mr. Kevin R. Powell of Duluth, Georgia announced today that he has filed with the Office of Secretary of State Brian Kemp a challenge to the placement of the name of Barack Obama on the Georgia ballot for the Presidency of the United States of America. Submitted to Secretary Kemp’s office as of November 28, 2011, Powell’s challenge has now been referred to the Georgia Office of State Administrative Hearings for further proceedings. The case is styled Kevin Richard Powell v. Barack Obama, and the Office of State Administrative Hearings’ Docket Number is OSAH-SECSTATE-CE-1216823-60-MALIHI.
Powell’s challenge to Obama’s placement on the Georgia ballot is based upon the contention that Obama does not satisfy the “natural born Citizen” requirement of Article II, Section I, Clause 5 of the United States Constitution. Obama’s father, Barack Obama, Sr., was a native of Kenya and a British subject who never became a United States citizen.
Powell will be represented before the Office of State Administrative Hearings by attorney J. Mark Hatfield of the law firm Hatfield & Hatfield, P.C. in Waycross, Georgia.
[Another press release identical except for name, city and docket number was issued for the Swensson case.]
David Farrar of Cedartown announced last month that Georgia Secretary of State Kemp had accepted Farrar’s complaint challenging “the accuracy of Obama’s two birth certificates, as well as his Article ll “natural born” Citizenship status.” Farrar’s lawyer, Dr. Orly Taitz, Esq. has also subpoenaed the State of Hawaii to produce the “[o]riginal typewritten 1961 birth certificate #10641 for Barack Obama, II….”
In other news that I’m sure is unrelated to Hatfield’s
obsession efforts to undo the 2008 election, Adam Jacobson has announced his campaign for House District 180. Under the new maps currently under Justice Department review, House District 180 comprises the residences of incumbent state representatives Mark Hatfield and Jason Spencer.
Oh, wait, it is related to those efforts. Says Jacobson:
“I’m running for State Representative because I can no longer stand idly by and watch our families and businesses struggle because of this economy. Barack Obama has failed to create jobs and our State Representatives have made issues like moving Georgia back to the gold standard and seeing Barack Obama’s birth certificate a priority over getting Georgians back to work. While our small businesses are closing and our families are losing their jobs, they have been playing games and picking fights.”
“With the opportunity to represent the place I was born and the place I live, there is nothing more important to me as putting our folks in Camden, Charlton and Ware Counties back to work. As a business owner, I know what it’s like to sign the front of a paycheck, make a payroll, create jobs and risk it all every day. I’ve seen the effects of this economy first hand. I’ve had to downsize, cut back and make the tough decisions. I’ll take my experience to the State House to deliver real results for our families by attracting new jobs.”