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.
on Timothy Adams’ affidavit
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 certificate.”
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 Health.
“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 government.”
former senior elections clerk for Honolulu
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
“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 born there.”
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In 2009, WND
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.
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
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.
, 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
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
“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.”
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 been
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
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.
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.
Dunham did not return to Hawaii until after Barack Obama Sr. left Hawaii in
June 1962 to attend graduate school at Harvard University in Cambridge, Mass.
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.
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.
Adams told WND he supported Hillary Clinton during the 2008 presidential
He described himself as a libertarian who wants less government spending,
fewer laws that restrict personal freedoms, more adherences to the Constitution
and an end to foreign wars.
“I’m interested in individual liberty and upholding the Constitution,” he
said. “I want to get American troops out from foreign countries, and I want to
see the federal budget balanced.”
He said he might be inclined to support former-Arkansas Governor Mike
Huckabee or former-Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney in 2012 to run against
President Obama, but he has not yet made up his mind.
“It depends on how fiscally conservative Huckabee and Romney turn out to be
on economics,” he said. “But from what I know right now, they would probably be
better than Obama.”