Results of the team’s investigation were announced by lead investigator, Mike Zullo, who stated simply, "that document is not real".
Among the committee’s findings were inconsistencies in the a birth certificate coding system used in the document which did not match the coding system used at the time of Obama’s birth, sworn statements by experts and forensic analysis proving that the document presented as original had, in fact, been altered.
Arpaio’s findings were not cause for celebration, he said but instead, cause for grave concern for national security. “Although I am having a difficult time deciding who to forward this information to given the fact that the obvious choices report directly to the president, I cannot stand by and hold on to information that threatens to weaken national security,” said Arpaio.
Floyd Brown posted an alternative theory to Obama’s eligibility, he posted this on Western Journalism:
The key to understanding this controversy is understanding practices for granting birth certificates in Hawaii in 1961. The media has failed repeatedly to seriously investigate this issue. Mike Zullo finally got to the heart of the issue.
In 1961, forty percent of Hawaiian births were not in hospitals. Natives and Japanese citizens routinely had children at home. After a home birth, all you had to do was send in a form reporting the birth to obtain a birth certificate. You would also get the much heralded birth announcement by sending in this form because the department of health was the source for those announcements.
Routinely in 1961, children born abroad were given Hawaiian birth certificates as a result of these forms. Arpaio has numerous examples of children born in Japan who today have birth certificates attesting to birth in Honolulu. Obama’s grandmother or grandfather could have easily filed this form even if Obama was born in Kenya or anywhere else. It is likely they wanted to protect his American citizenship, which would not have been automatic in 1961.