I'm pro-Obama mostly because of his stance on social issues. I also think that the US needs some good PR after the last 8 years and that he's got a better chance of mending fences than John McCain.
Please note the last date on that snopes article (last updated in August). This new lawsuit compelling Obama to allow the court to authenticate the certificate was filed in Sept '08
The snopes article is now outdated.
Berg isn't claiming that the document doesn't exist. He's asking that a court authenticate it because it hasn't been able to authenticated elsewhere (state records, etc...)
At PolitiFact.com, we’re all about original sources. We don’t take anyone at their word or take the reporting of other media organizations as proof. We go to the heart of the story, the source of the truth — original, corroborating documents.
When the official documents were questioned, we went looking for more answers. We circled back to the Department of Health, had a newsroom colleague bring in her own Hawaii birth certificate to see if it looks the same (it’s identical). But every answer triggered more questions.
And soon enough, after going to every length possible to confirm the birth certificate’s authenticity, you start asking, what is reasonable here?
Because if this document is forged, then they all are.
If this document is forged, a U.S. senator and his presidential campaign have perpetrated a vast, long-term fraud. They have done it with conspiring officials at the Hawaii Department of Health, the Cook County (Ill.) Bureau of Vital Statistics, the Illinois Secretary of State’s office, the Attorney Registration & Disciplinary Commission of the Supreme Court of Illinois and many other government agencies.