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Tuesday, February 21, 2017

States Ask Trump To Overturn Obama Election Action

State officials across the nation are fighting former President Barack Obama’s last-minute decision to impose federal authority over state-run election systems, The Daily Caller News Foundation has learned.

The National Association of Secretaries of State (NASS), which includes officials from all 50 states and U.S. territories, appealed to President Donald Trump in a resolution approved Saturday at the group’s winter meeting to overturn the Obama policy, but doing so may encounter unexpected resistance from the new administration.

Obama ordered the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Jan. 6, 2017, to classify local and state election systems under the new federal designation of “critical infrastructure.”

By a voice vote, the NASS declared that it “opposes the designation of elections as critical infrastructure,” with opposition cutting across party lines. The NASS includes 33 Republicans, 21 Democrats and one independent.



Anonymous said...

And the destruction of our vote and voice has begun. Before you know it our elections will be similair to russia, Venezuela or north korea

Anonymous said...

You really think your vote matters in an oligarchy? Wake up!

Anonymous said...

The Federal Gubmint should have absolutely nothing to do with any elections. It is for each State to run their own elections and send in the results. Once the Feds run things, then our votes will mean nothing.