Birthers challenge Obama’s place on GA ballot

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
(912) 283-3820
[email protected]

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.”


  1. jm says:

    I wish we could ignore the crazies. This is settled. Barack Obama should be on the ballot in all 50 states and the GOP will have to beat him fair and square.

  2. bowersville says:


    Don’t tell anyone just yet but B Hussein Obama is conspiring with Roy Barnes to stop Mark Hatfield from removing the President from the ballot.

    The conspiracy will get out soon enough. Just at the right time. So for now let’s keep it between you and me.

  3. Calypso says:

    I wish I lived in the S.E. corner of the state so I could vote for Adam Jacobson. Hatfield and Spencer are goofballs.

  4. sunkawakan says:

    Don’t forget that one of Hatfield’s clients, Carl Swensson, is the chair of the Clayton county GOP. He’s been in the middle of the birther conspiracy for some time, including running the “citizens’ grand juries.” And his “pitchfork rally” at the Gold Dome a few months back–it pulled about a dozen supporters.

  5. Loren says:

    The AJC reported on this too, saying “Hatfield has said he believes the United States’ founders intended not only for presidents to be born in the U.S. but for their parents to also have been U.S. citizens.”

    It’s strange that Hatfield is still so stubborn on this point, since PolitiFact specifically declared him wrong:

    • Calypso says:

      And their parents’ parents, and their parents’ parents, and their parents’ parents…………….

      George Washington’s great-grandfather was born in England, does that make his presidency illegitimate, Rep. Hatfield?

      • ted in bed says:

        Calypso…. Article 2, clause 5 of the Constitution provides an exception to the Natural Born requirement for George …. ” or a Citizen of the United States, at the time of the Adoption of this Constitution”

        Obama is not a Natural Born citizen by nature of his father’s citizenship which provided that Obama was a Commonwealth citizen. There is a story that Obama claimed Commonwealth Citizenship on one of his college applications. I’m sure the college has shredded that evidence by now.

  6. sndeak says:

    And remember that Hatfield was put into a district with another republican during redistricting. This is another way for him to poke at leadership.

  7. Cobb Needs a Front Page Poster says:

    Presidents with parent(s) who were not born in the U.S. after the adoption of the Constitution (all Presidents from Washington to William Henry Harrison we born before the adoption of the Constitution). Citizenship status of the foreign born parent at the time of their Presidential son’s birth is not included in my references:

    15th President; James Buchanan: Father, James Buchanan, Sr. born 1761 in Ireland. Immigrated to U.S. in 1783.

    21st President; Chester A. Arthur: Father, Rev. William Arthur. Born 1796 in Ireland. Immigrated to Canada for seminary sometime before 1821. Dispute as to whether Chester was born in Vermont or Canada. Accused throughout his terms as Vice-President and President of not being a “natural born citizen.”

    28th President; Woodrow Wilson: Mother, Janet Woodrow. Born 1830 in England. Immigrated to Ohio in 1834-35.

    31st President; Herbert Hoover: Mother, Huldah Minthorn. Born 1848 in Ontario, Canada. Immigrated to Iowa sometime prior to attending the University of Iowa to become a teacher.

  8. John Konop says:

    We could also add all most have pure Native American blood. We could have the same guys doing drug testing now for benefits people paid for do the test on candidates. 🙂

  9. saltycracker says:

    While not doubting Obama’s Hawaiian birth the author of a controversial 2010 cover story in Forbes got a lot of attention describing Obama’s fulfilling his Kenyan father’s hate of American influence around the world:

    “Colonialism today is a dead issue. No one cares about it except the man in the White House. He is the last anticolonial. ”

    “White House rips Forbes article
    Dinesh D’Souza has drawn a torrent of criticism with a Forbes cover story that accuses President Obama of adopting “the cause of anti-colonialism” from his Kenyan father.”

    And Newt embraced the cover story:
    “Newt Gingrich rips Obama as ‘Kenyan, anti-colonial’ thinker”

    • Cobb Needs a Front Page Poster says:

      This brings up a great point. There is so many other issues that Obama can be attached on that the millions of dollars that are being spent on lawyers and lawsuits regarding where Obama was born could better be spent explaining how Obama’s governing philosophy and actions are wrong for America.

  10. bgsmallz says:

    But don’t you see???? If you rearrange the letters in Obama you get “ab Mao”!!!!!! Ab in Latin is “From”!!!! He is from Mao!!!! The secret is revealed!!!


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