The mystery of President Obama’s Social Security Number

My SSN begins with the number 574. This corresponds to the State of Alaska; I’ve had my SSN since I was a small child.   Barack Obama’s begins with 042, which is a Connecticut number.  The SSN verification website explains that numbers were handed out according to region, after 1973. says that there is nothing to worry about, citing that always reliable website Wikipedia–the number may have been associated with Connecticut because that was the mailing address from whence the child or adult Obama would have applied for his card.  Snopes debunks the idea that the card belongs to Connecticut resident, born in 1890, who has since passed away without informing the Social Security office.

The American Thinker reports about a court hearing on Jan 26 in Georgia to see if Barack Obama is constitutionally eligible to be on the ballot in that state:  “A private investigator testified that his Social Security Number (SSN) was originally issued to a deceased individual born in 1890, and was issued from Connecticut a State he is never been known to inhabit.”  Other document experts testified that the photo of President Obama’s long form birth certificate is likely a digital fake.

Why does Obama have a Connecticut number when he has no known association with that state?  Or perhaps we should ask, Why and when did Barack Obama have a Connecticut mailing address?  Why does Snopes debunk the myth of Jean Ludwig but offer no solution to this mystery?  Why did Obama offer no defence in the case against his eligibility in Georgia?  Why does he fail to explain why he has a Connecticut SSN?  So many questions, too few answers.

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