2000 and 2004 Democrat and Republican Party HI Certifications

I don't have time to comment on this now, but I wanted to get them up for everyone to see...

There are obviously some things that need to be addressed. I'll blog later tonight on what I see.

Hawaii 2000 and 2004 Certs (Rep and Dem)


Since I began this blog late last year, I've tried to avoid speculation as much as possible. In that spirit, I am only going to post the facts as I see them. If you notice something that has escaped me, please feel free to contact me, and if I feel it is legitimate, I will include it in this update. Here, then, is what I see:

I now have Certifications for 2000, 2004, and 2008 from the Democratic National Committee.

In 2000, there is "constitutionally eligible" language, but that language is in a different typeface than the rest of the document.

In 2004, there is NO "constitutionally eligible" language on the Cert.

As we know, the 2008 Cert does contain "constitutionally eligible" language, but it's significantly different than the language that was on the 2000 Cert.

I also have 2000, 2004, and 2008 Certs from the Democratic Party of HI

The 2000 state Cert contains the "constitutionally eligible" language.

The 2004 state Cert ALSO contains "constitutionally eligible" language, BUT

The 2008 state Cert DOES NOT contain "constitutionally eligible" language, instead saying "...the following candidates are legally qualified to serve under the provisions of the national Democratic Parties balloting at the Presidential Preference Poll and Caucus...".

Again, in 2000, both the national and the state Certs contained the proper language. In 2004, the proper language gets dropped from the national Cert, but remains on the state Cert. Then, in 2008, the proper language reappears on the national Cert, but on the state Cert, which had been correct up to that point, the language is removed and replaced with what is, to me, a nearly indecipherable statement.

The facts are now before us - putting the pieces of the puzzle together is a task yet to be completed.