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Hawaiian officials: no doubt Obama was born there

Post by News Tribune Staff on Oct. 31, 2008 at 5:30 pm with No Comments »
October 31, 2008 5:30 pm

Questions abound on the Internet about Barack Obama’s citizenship and whether he’s eligible to be president. On Monday, a King County judge threw out a challenge to Obama’s placement on Washington’s ballot that was based on that claim.

Today, Hawaiian officials said there’s no doubt Obama was born in the Aloha State.

From The Associated Press:

Health Department Director Dr. Chiyome Fukino said Friday she and the registrar of vital statistics, Alvin Onaka, have personally verified that the health department holds Obama’s original birth certificate.

Fukino says that no state official, including Republican Gov. Linda Lingle, ever instructed that Obama’s certificate be handled differently.

She says state law bars release of a certified birth certificate to anyone who does not have a tangible interest.

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