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Thousands of Hawaiians Fraudulently Added to Separatist Enrollment Form

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Tens of thousands of Hawaiians were unknowingly put on a list supporting independence from the United States, according to documents obtained by the watchdog group Judicial Watch.

WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — According to Judicial Watch, in July 2012, the Office of Hawaiian Affairs (OHA) and the Native Hawaiian Roll Commission launched the Kana’iolowalu campaign.

Using taxpayer money they then opened a registration process for native Hawaiians who sought a race-based sovereign government in Hawaii.

By the time registration closed two years later, only about 40,000 Native Hawaiians had registered. The low numbers prompted the organizations to reopen the registration and allegedly transfer the government list of Native Hawaiians who previously registered “ancestry” with the state agency to the campaign.

“I am sure too many Hawaiians will learn that they have been registered, without their permission, on a race-based enrollment list to help radicals in Hawaii tear the state apart and break away from the United States of America,” Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton said in a statement on Thursday.

The transfer resulted in at least 87,000 names being added to the new enrollment list without their knowledge or consent.

“Trying to divide American citizens by race is bad enough, but signing citizens up for this project without even telling them is a particularly nasty abuse of government power,” Fitton said.

Legislation, known as the Akaka Bill, has also been pushed in an attempt to create a separate race-based government for Native Hawaiians, although it has continuously failed in the US Congress.

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