Whether or not it was certified by the HDP isn't an issue at all, the issue is whether or not it was verified, which I doubt the HDP did. Pelosi clearly certified that he was eligible on the first DNC document, but it is highly unlikely that she actually verified anything; instead she merely took the eligibility for granted, just like so many others. We know for a fact that the MSM didn't verify anything, but they clearly de facto certified him. Certificate of Nomination Summary Butterdezillion's Blog Canada Free Press broke a story showing that Nancy Pelosi and Alice Travers Germond , as representatives of the Democratic National Committee, had signed one Certificate of Nomination for Obama and Biden that was sent to 49 states, and another that was sent only to Hawaii. Only the certificate sent to Hawaii included a statement that Obama and Biden were Constitutionally qualified to serve as President and Vice-President. That certificate of nomination for Hawaii is the ONLY statement in this nation signed by somebody besides Obama which claims that Obama is Constitutionally eligible to be President. Contrary to arguments that Congress certified Obamas eligibility when they certified the results of the electoral vote, neither representatives of Congress nor any Secretary of State has signed a legal document saying that Obama is eligible. This one oath by Pelosi and Germond is the only legal claim that Obamas eligibility was verified. And there is a huge story about how this particular certificate came to be, which the House Ethics Committee, every state Attorney General, and the public at large need to know. First off, they need to know that the Hawaii Department of Health has confirmed that neither Pelosi nor Germond, nor any leader of either the Democratic National Committee or the Hawaii Democratic Party, has ever even asked to see Obamas birth certificate. So Pelosi and Germond did not sign this document because they saw a certified copy from the HDOH office. And in fact, if they had seen anything from the HDOH office they would have known his Hawaii birth certificate has been amended and has no legal value. Its been removed from the web, but shortly after CFP published their original article about the Certificates of Nomination, somebody claiming to represent the DNC stated on a discussion board that the DNC relies on the state parties to verify Constitutional eligibility for candidates, so the oath by Pelosi and Germond would just confirm that the state democratic parties had confirmed the Constitutional eligibility of the candidates. But this is where the argument totally falls apart, because the Hawaii Democratic Party actually ignored their protocols in 2008 in order to specifically NOT certify Obamas eligibility as they had done for candidates in the past. IOW, if Pelosi based her decision to certify on whether the state party would confirm eligibility, then she had a duty to NOT certify Obamas eligibility, because the democratic party of the state supposedly holding Obamas birth certificate REFUSED TO CERTIFY Obamas eligibility. I requested and received from the Hawaii Dept of Elections the certificates of nomination from both the DNC and Hawaii Democratic Party (HDP). I was told their records only go as far back as 2000. In 2000 and 2004 the HDP waited until about a month after the National Convention and then signed and hand-delivered to the Hawaii Elections Office their certification that the candidates 1) were chosen by both the state and national parties and 2) were Constitutionally eligible to be President and VP. That was the HDPs standard procedure, fulfilling both of Hawaiis 2 requirements for placement on the ballot. (I will upload those documents as soon as I can get my husband to scan them.) In 2008 the HDP signed their certification with the Constitutional eligibility language removed at the National Convention, on the day BEFORE Pelosi and Germond signed the DNC certificate. They then apparently gave their HDP certificate to DNC Attorney Joseph Sandler, who then had a special certificate created and signed by Pelosi and Germond just for Hawaii (since the HDP refused to certify eligibility) and then sent both certifications, with his own letter of transmittal, to the Hawaii Elections Office. So instead of acting independently a month after the National Convention and confirming Constitutional eligibility as in the past, the HDP acted before the Convention to take out the eligibility language from their standard certificate, signed it, and gave it to Joe Sandler before Pelosi had signed anything - signaling to the DNC that they were not going to certify eligibility. They coordinated their efforts with Joe Sandler, who sent both documents together to the HI Elections Office. Apparently Sandler, Pelosi, and Germond all knew that Hawaiis special certification was necessary because the HDP refused to certify Obamas eligibility. The question that begs an answer is: Why did the Hawaii Democratic Party refuse to certify Obamas eligibility as they had always done to successfully place presidential candidates on the ballots before? A former DNC official allegedly said the DNC added the eligibility language to be cautious, but that doesnt explain why the HDP took OUT their certification which had always been sufficient in the past. Being cautious would mean either doing it the way it had always worked before, or ADDING to what had always worked before not trying out an experiment that had never been tried before. Sandler had been counsel for the DNC in 1996, 2000 and 2004, and the Hawaii election law hasnt changed since 1993 so there was no reason to believe the protocols always used werent sufficient. And if the DNC had questions they didnt ask anybody about them; Deputy AG Aaron Schulaner didnt remember anybody from the HDP or DNC asking about the requirement and said it doesnt matter which of the 2 bodies certified eligibility. I called the HDP headquarters on Nov 13, 2009, to ask who had authorized their change in procedures for 2008 and why. The person I spoke with had choice words for the crazy birthers but refused to answer questions about how the HDPs 2008 certificate was created. I specifically wanted to know what legal counsel had approved the changes to the document, when, and why. If there was a reasonable explanation for the change there should be no reason to hide any of that information. Before finding out I was a birther the HDP worker had said that they dont have a specific attorney but take each issue as it comes up, with members of the Executive Committee sometimes pitching in their legal expertise. Looking online, the only attorney I was able to find who had represented the HDP in lawsuits in the last 15 years (3 different cases, 2 of which have now been scrubbed from the web and all of which are missing from the Hawaii court site) was William H Gilardy, Jr. The attorney who represented Obamas mother in her divorce from Lolo Soetoro. Chances are good that Gilardy has actually seen Obamas birth certificate not the late, amended Hawaii BC which has no legal value and couldnt be used for any legal purposes, but the one Obama actually used for identification purposes for kindergarten and college entry, application for a social security number, selective service registration, etc. All the stuff Obama has hidden. Brian Schatz, HDP Chairman who signed the certificate, was Obamas campaign spokesman in Hawaii who graduated from (and later taught at) Punahou School ,where Obama graduated from high school, and spent a year in Kenya in 1992 (which overlaps Barack and Michelles visit to Kenya shortly before their wedding; by that time Obama had been president of Harvard Law Review and had a book deal) . He is now running for lieutenant governor and has been endorsed by Obamas half-sister, Maya. The HDP refusing to certify Obamas eligibility is bad enough as it is, but for the HDPs usual legal counsel to be the very person who has probably seen Obamas non-Hawaii birth certificate is explosive. All this was presumably known by Nancy Pelosi and Alice Travers Germond when they signed that special certification for Hawaii. It was almost certainly known by Joe Sandler when he had the special certificate drawn up, counseled Pelosi and Germond to sign it, and sent the letter of transmittal with both certificates to the HI Elections Office. Calls to Sandlers law office have been unreturned.