Signs affidavit declaring long-form, hospital-generated document absent.
Former Hawaii elections clerk Tim Adams has now signed an affidavit swearing he was told by his supervisors in Hawaii that no long-form, hospital-generated birth certificate existed for Barack Obama Jr. in Hawaii and that neither Queens Medical Center nor Kapi’olani Medical Center in Honolulu had any record of Obama having been born in their medical facilities.Adams was employed at the City and County of Honolulu Elections Division from May 2008 through September 2008.
His position was senior elections clerk, overseeing a group of 50 to 60
employees responsible for verifying the identity of voters at the
Absentee Ballot Office. It was in this capacity that Adams became aware
of the search for Obama’s birth-certificate records.“During the course of my employment,” Adams swears in the affidavit (viewable in full as part 1 and part 2),
“I became aware that many requests were being made to the City and
County of Honolulu Elections Division, the Hawaii Office of Elections,
and the Hawaii Department of Health from around the country to obtain a
copy of then-Senator Barack Obama’s long-form, hospital-generated birth
As he inquired about the birth certificate, he says, his supervisors
told him that the records were not on file at the Hawaii Department of
“Senior officers in the City and County of Honolulu Elections
Division told me on multiple occasions that no Hawaii long-form,
hospital-generated birth certificate existed for Senator Obama in the
Hawaii Department of Health,” Adams’ affidavit reads, “and there was no
record that any such document had ever been on file in the Hawaii
Department of Health or any other branch or department of the Hawaii
”In a recorded telephone interview, Adams told WND that it was common
knowledge among election officials where he worked that no long-form,
hospital-generated birth certificate could be found at the Hawaii
Department of Health.
“My supervisor came and told me, ‘Of course, there’s no birth
certificate. What? You stupid,’” Adams said. “She usually spoke well,
but in saying this she reverted to a Hawaiian dialect. I really didn’t
know how to respond to that. She said it and just walked off. She was
quite a powerful lady.”
Moreover, Adams was told that neither Queens Memorial Hospital nor Kapi’olani Medical Center had any records of Obama’s birth at their medical facilities: “Senior officers in the
City and County of Honolulu Elections Division further told me on
multiple occasions that Hawaii State government officials had made
inquires about Sen. Obama’s birth records to officials at Queens Medical
Center and Kapi’olani Medical Center in Honolulu and that neither
hospital had any record of Senator Obama having been born there, even
though Governor Abercrombie is now asserting and various Hawaii
government officials continue to assert Barack Obama Jr. was born at
Kapi’olani Medical Center on Aug. 4, 1961.”
“We called the two hospitals in Honolulu: Queens and Kapi’olani,”
Adams stressed. “Neither of them have any records that Barack Obama was
In 2009, WND documented
that Obama and his supporters had first claimed he was born at Queens
Medical Center in Honolulu, before the story changed to Kapi’olani
Medical Center in Honolulu.
After WND’s report on the two conflicting hospitals,
online news sites including the United Press International and
Snopes.com scrubbed their websites to eliminate any reference to Queens
Medical Center, substituting instead that Obama was born at Kapi’olani
Medical Center without explaining the discrepancy or the correction.In 2010, then-candidate for governor Neil Abercrombie was involved in an Obama birth controversy
when he read a letter at a Kapi’olani Medical Center centennial dinner
in Honolulu that supposedly was authored by President Obama, claiming
Kapi’olani as his birth hospital.
As WND reported,
the letter read by Abercrombie and initially displayed on the
Kapi’olani website turned out to be a computer-created likeness of a
letter using HTML code, the building blocks of Internet websites, not an
actual paper letter.
The White House has still not confirmed it wrote or sent the letter.
Moreover, Adams claims, the Hawaii government was engaged in a cover-up designed to tell the American public through the Obama-supporting mainstream media that Obama was born in Hawaii,
even though no long-form, hospital-generated birth certificate for Obama
could be found on record in the Hawaii Department of Health.
In the affidavit Adams swears, “During the course of my employment, I
came to understand that for political reasons, various officials in the
government of Hawaii, including then-Governor Linda Lingle and various
officials of the Hawaii Department of Health, including Dr. Chiyome
Fukino, the director of the Hawaii Department of Health, were making
representations that Senator Obama was born in Hawaii, even though no
government official in Hawaii could find a long-form birth certificate
for Senator Obama that had been issued by a Hawaii hospital at the time
of his birth.”
Adams further swears his supervisors told him to quit asking about Obama’s birth records.
“During the course of my employment,” Adams states in the affidavit,
“I was told by senior officers in the City and County of Honolulu
Elections Division to stop inquiring about Senator Obama’s Hawaii birth
records, even though it was common knowledge among my fellow employees
that no Hawaii long-form, hospital-generated birth certificate existed
for Senator Obama.”
“I can go get my long-form, hospital-generated birth certificate,”
Adams told WND. “And so I don’t understand, this whole controversy
should have been settled three or four years ago in about five minutes.”
Nor does Adams feel the short-form Certification of Live Birth is
authoritative documentation proving that Obama was born in Hawaii.
“My basic assumption is that he wasn’t born there,” Adams said.
“Certifications of Live Birth were given to people who were born at
home, or to people who were born overseas and whose parents brought them
back to the islands. If his parents were U.S. citizens, or if one
parent was a U.S. citizen, as was the case with Obama, the family would
apply for a Hawaiian birth certificate when the parents came back from
overseas. That’s normally how you would have gotten on [a Certification
of Live Birth] in the 1960s.”
WND has reported
that in 1961, Obama’s grandparents, Stanley and Madelyn Dunham, could
have made an in-person request at the Hawaii Department of Health for a
registration of a Hawaii birth, even if the infant Barack Obama Jr. had
In the past few days, Abercrombie has represented that there is a registration of Obama’s birth in the state archives.
But the state registration of birth in 1961 theoretically could prove
only that the grandparents had registered Obama’s birth, even if Obama
was not born in Hawaii.
Similarly, the newspaper announcements of baby Obama’s birth do not
prove he was born in Hawaii, since the newspaper announcements could
have been triggered by the grandparents appearing in-person to register
baby Obama as a Hawaiian birth, even if the baby was born elsewhere.
WND has documented that the address reported in the birth announcements published in the
Hawaii newspapers at the time, 6085 Kalanianaole Highway, was the address where the grandparents lived.
WND has also reported that Barack Obama Sr. maintained his own separate apartment in Honolulu
at an 11th Avenue address, even after he was supposedly married to Ann
Dunham, Barack Obama’s mother, and that Ann Dunham left Hawaii within three weeks of the baby’s birth to attend the University of Washington in Seattle.
Dunham did not return to Hawaii until after Barack Obama Sr. left
Hawaii in June 1962 to attend graduate school at Harvard University in
It’s possible the yet-undisclosed birth record in the state archives
that Abercrombie has discovered may have come from the grandparents
registering baby Obama’s birth, an event that would have triggered both
the newspaper birth announcements and availability of a Certification of
Live Birth, even if no long-form record exists.
WND has confirmed with Glen Takahashi, elections administrator for the city and county of
Honolulu, that Adams was indeed working in their elections offices
during the last presidential election.
“We hire temporary workers, because we’re seasonal,” Takahashi told WND.