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Thursday, September 01, 2016

Homeland eyes special declaration to take charge of elections

Even before the FBI identified new cyber attacks on two separate state election boards, the Department of Homeland Security began considering declaring the election a "critical infrastructure," giving it the same control over security it has over Wall Street and and the electric power grid.

The latest admissions of attacks could speed up that effort possibly including the upcoming presidential election, according to officials.

"We should carefully consider whether our election system, our election process, is critical infrastructure like the financial sector, like the power grid," Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson said.

"There's a vital national interest in our election process, so I do think we need to consider whether it should be considered by my department and others critical infrastructure," he said at media conference earlier this month hosted by the Christian Science Monitor.

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5 comments:

Anonymous said...

The beginning of the end!

Anonymous said...

Time to fight back people!!!!

lmclain said...

Now we have the govenrment just making up "edicts" and using the most convoluted "reasoning" to insert themselves into areas they don't belong, or making up reasons to give themselves "authority" and "control".
Not elected. Not accountable to the voters. Anonymous Nazi's running rampant.

We need to start the hanging soon, or we are done as a free people.
It's sort of like the Department of Agriculture claiming jurisdiction over the national highway system because so much food moves by using it and if was threatened, it would be a "national security" issue.
Well, maybe not "sort of", but more like "exactly".
And we let these people have power?????

Not Quite Understanding said...

So the "fix" is beginning. It would be nice to see alternate election venues appear next door to the actual voting places and have everyone vote twice so that the tallies could be compared.

Just a thought.

Anonymous said...

I foresee rioting before a new president is sworn in and Obama declaring martial law to disrupt the process.