Wasn’t Nancy Pelosi the Speaker of the House, and Harry Reid in charge of the Senate, when Obama declared his candidacy? I wonder what happened? /s
Nancy Pelosi basically perjured herself by sending a nomination certificate to the State of HI Elections Supervisor which stated that Obama was eligible under the laws of the Constitution of the United States. She then sent a different letter to the other 49 states leaving out the wording about under the Constitution of the United States. I guess she only wanted to commit perjury once.
The reason Pelosi did this was because the Democratic party of HI had refused to put Obama on the ballot due to ineligiblity and it was creating quite a problem in Oct of 2008. In HI the nomination certificate has to specifically state that the candidate is eligible under “the Constitution of the United States”. Democratic party in HI refused to issue that wording. Due to a loophole in HI election law if there are competing opinions of a candidate’s eligibility the HI Superivsor of Elections is allowed to make a determination of whether the candidate is eligible so when Nancy Pelosi sent in her nomination certificate stating that Barry was eligible the HI Supervisor of Elections was free to put him on the ballot.
And that my children is how the Grinch stole the Whitehouse.