In a recent article at WorldNetDaily, Jerome Corsi talks about a comparison of typefaces made by Paul Irey between the Obama certificate and a newly-disclosed sample certificate from later in August. Irey, hopelessly blinded by confirmation bias, compares apples to oranges in terms of document resolution and arrives at the conclusion he expected; however, the information inadvertently disclosed on this new certificate completely destroys a mainstay of the birther objections to Obama’s certificate, namely that his certificate number is impossible.
Several articles here have discussed Obama’s birth certificate number. The birther objection is that Obama’s number is higher than that of the Nordyke twins born a day later. Birthers demand (for no good reason beyond the fact that Obama’s certificate doesn’t have this characteristic) that the certificate numbers must exactly follow the order of the births themselves. I showed in my article, Obama’s birth certificate number, that the information from available certificates suggests that certificates were batched and alphabetized before numbering, and even estimated the size of that batch.
Now WorldNetDaily has published a certificate it says is authentic dating from August 23, 1961, that has a lower number (61-09945) than both Nordyke and Obama! (Of course, they tried to cover up the number and then they did cover it up, but Google’s cache doesn’t forget.) Thanks to Computer Guy John Woodman, author of Is Barack Obama’s Birth Certificate a Fraud? for publishing this discovery by “Woofer.” I urge readers to read Woodman’s article because it not only presents the discovery with the care and attention to detail we have come to expect from Woodman, but because it describes some shenanigans at WorldNetDaily that may have been aimed at covering this all up.
Here are the old results, plus the new information:
- WND Mystery certificate – 09945 – 8/23/1961
- Nordyke, Susan – 10637 – 8/5/1961
- Nordyke, Gretchen – 10638- 8/5/1961
- Obama, Barack – 10641- 8/4/1961
- Waidelich, Stig – 10920- 8/5/1961
My own calculations suggested that Obama’s certificate was part of a batch of 3 weeks certificates. Obama, born August 4, and the unnamed WND certificate holder born August 23 would be within a three week period and conceivably processed in the same batch. If we knew the surname on the WND certificate, we could get confirmation for or disprove my theory that the batch was alphabetized before numbering. If I’m right, the surname would be something preceding “Nordyke” in the alphabet by a good bit. (I’m not in a position to do a detailed calculation this week of what the letter should be according to my theory.) Woofer, who examined the image showing through to the back side of the WND certificate, believes that the surname might begin with “A.”
While the objection to the registrar signature on the Obama certificate (“ukulele’) has already been debunked, this certificate has the same signature.
Since WorldNetDaily has scrubbed the original images, I reproduce them here (taken from Google cache) for reference (click for original-sized versions).
Update: It was subsequently disclosed that the certificate is that of “Johanna Ah’nee.”