Tuesday, August 30, 2016

"Homeland eyes special declaration to take charge of elections"

WE:  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.


chickelit said...

No, emphatically.

Election integrity and oversight needs to remain under the purview of States and localities. Any attempt to "federalize" this is just another Soros-fueled obamanation.

Fuck you, Soros. Fuck you Obama.

Lem said...

I don't know whos stopping him.

Trooper York said...

Second Amendment People.

Sixty Grit said...

I am certain some law prof will sober up long enough to write some snark, but other than that, no one is stopping this obamanation.

edutcher said...

May be a little too late for this year, but another reason for some here to quite shilling for the Beast.

AprilApple said...

Alternate headline - How the FBI will ensure a hillary win.

Not that she needs any help. She has the media and Trump for the grand fake-out.

edutcher said...

Trump is meeting with the Presidente of Mexico - at El Presidente's request.

Trump looks Presidential, the Beast looks like an oven mitt.

Some fake out, but, speaking of fake outs, Little Marco has told the people of FL he won't commit to a 6 year term. Now that's handing the election to the other side.

Linked this before, but it should be seen.

Take a look at how bad the Beast is doing.

Note also how she is bundled up.

AJ Lynch said...

Wait a minute here- after the November 2000 Florida hanging chad election fiasco I thought our elected officials all pledged to fix our antiquated election processes? You mean they haven't actually done that sixteen years later??!!