On September 29, 2010, Dr. Eowyn described how a person’s name is placed into nomination in his article, “Hawaii Democratic Party Did Not Certify Obama’s Eligibility.”
In the United States, to become a party’s (e.g., the Democratic Party) presidential candidate, one must go through the following:
Step 1: Receive the votes of the majority of party delegates from the 50 states.
Step 2: The delegates’ votes are tallied and certified at the party’s national convention.
Step 3: Each state’s party must certify that the candidate is constitutionally eligible to be President of the United States of America.
Step 4: After the parties of all 50 states produced their Certificates of Nomination, the Chair of the National Party Convention also signs off certifying that the nominee indeed is constitutionally eligible.