No, duh, he was sent a certification as he SHOULD HAVE. He was sent a certification because in 2001 Hawaii's law changed and from that moment on it sent everyone---meaning both infants who were just born and people wanting copies of their birth certificates---short form birth certificates called Certifications.<quoted text>
Original what? Certification or certificate? He was sent a certification, not a certificate like he should have but for some reason he doesn't. Hmmm? You get one or the other depending on when you were born. Before the change "certificate", after the change "certification". Your original would remain as it was when you were born. I'll wait for the next excuse to add to the list. LMAO!
And, even though these were not photocopies of the originals, Hawaii law says that the short form birth certificates are legal birth certificates. That is what Hawaii sends everyone who asks for "a copy of my birth certificate."
You are correct, the original is unchanged and, in fact, it has a lot more facts on it than the short-form birth certificate, but legally that does not matter. The short-form birth certificate is the official birth certificate of Hawaii, and it is used by thousands of people to get their passports every year.
Obama's original continues to exist in the files, and it was this document that was photocopied onto security paper to make the official copy of the long-form birth certificate, known as the CERTIFICATE, which was sent to Obama in 2011. So now Obama has both the Certification and the Certificate. And the officials in Hawaii have repeatedly confirmed that they sent them to Obama and that all the facts on the images of them that Obama has shown are exactly the same as on what they sent him.