Last Minute Power Grab — Obama Federalizes Elections

Obama admin makes another last-minute power grab, seizes control of election infrastructure

(INTELLIHUB) — Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson designated the U.S. “election infrastructure” as a “critical infrastructure subsector” in what can only be considered a bold move Friday.

Johnson’s designation through the Department of Homeland Security will include “storage facilities, polling places, and centralized vote tabulations locations used to support the election process, and information and communications technology to include voter registration databases, voting machines, and other systems to manage the election process and report and display results on behalf of state and local governments,” according to Johnson’s official statement.

Johnson wrote, “[…] election infrastructure in this country should be designated as a subsector of the existing Government Facilities critical infrastructure sector. Given the vital role elections play in this country.”

Although many state and local election officials have clearly been in opposition to such a designation, fearing a federal takeover, Johnson decided to move forth anyway.

“Prior to reaching this determination, my staff and I consulted many state and local election officials; I am aware that many of them are opposed to this designation. It is important to stress what this designation does and does not mean. This designation does not mean a federal takeover, regulation, oversight or intrusion concerning elections in this country. This designation does nothing to change the role state and local governments have in administering and running elections,” Johnson wrote.

Moreover, Johnson claims that the takeover is “simply the right and obvious thing to do” and will make it “easier for the federal government to have full and frank discussions with key stakeholders regarding sensitive vulnerability information.”

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According to the DHS there are currently 16 critical infrastructure sectors which also include 20 subsectors. These main sectors include:

  • Chemical
  • Commercial Facilities
  • Communications
  • Critical Manufacturing
  • Dams
  • Defense Industrial Base
  • Emergency Services
  • Energy
  • Financial Services
  • Food and Agriculture
  • Government Facilities
  • Healthcare and Public Health
  • Information Technology
  • Nuclear Reactors, Material, and Waste
  • Transportation Systems
  • Water and Wastewater Systems

After the alleged Russian hacking fiasco, Johnson suggests that the U.S. “election infrastructure is vital to our national interests” due to the fact that “cyber attacks on this country are becoming more sophisticated, and bad cyber actors – ranging from nation states, cyber criminals and hacktivists – are becoming more sophisticated and dangerous.”

But with the new designation will the DHS be held accountable for its attempted hack on the Georgia voter system first reported by Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp?

If you recall, on Dec. 14, “Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp requested in a letter written to Donald J. Trump […] that the President-elect investigate the Department of Homeland Security itself for attempting to breach the state’s voter database back in November once Trump takes office on January 20,” Intellihub reported.

Kemp feels that there “are still many questions regarding the origin and intent of this attack that remain unanswered.”

With only 12 days left until President-elect Donald Trump is set to take office, radio talk show host and Infowars front man Alex Jones breaks down the federalization of the U.S. election system in the following crucial report:

 

Shepard Ambellas is an opinion journalist and the founder and editor-in-chief of Intellihub News & Politics (Intellihub.com). Shepard is also known for producing Shade: The Motion Picture (2013) and appearing on Travel Channel’s America Declassified (2013). Read more from Shep’s World. Get the Podcast. Follow Shep on Facebook and Twitter.

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  • lloyd Lisco

    Until Trump is sworn in, He has no authority to do anything official.

  • Doesn’t POTUS Trump maintain the power to eliminate the above and anything else
    this worthless Black turd of a POS of a token Tar-Baby of a Muslim POTUS has enacted? And this Black turd is concerned exclusively about his legacy. This worthless
    Black turd has already written his own negative legacy, and in addition, it will be a few
    lifetimes before another Blacks will be either nominated to run for the Presidency, let
    a lone, to succeed as the 2nd Black POTUS. In ancient Egypt, one of their female
    Paraohs had her name stricken from everything that she created. Therefore, hope-
    full POTUS Trump will perpetuate the same political action. This Black turd does not
    deserve to be recognized for anything, and if push comes to shove, his name should
    be eliminated in the list of American Presidents.

  • I wish POTUS Trump will address the fact, if FEMA camps have been constructed under this worthless Black turd of a POS of a token Tar-Baby of a Muslim POTUS, to house
    we American dissidents, and what are his plans to remove them?

    • lloyd Lisco

      Camps largely constructed to imprison Muslim criminals.

      • Don’t be fooled. Those camps were constructed to house

        and detain dissents such as yourself and I. It is all part of

        the “NEW WORLD ORDER” to rid planet Earth of its population,

        etc.

        • lloyd Lisco

          Agreed.

          • Once a turd, always a turd. The smell is the same whether
            it’s located in Africa or in the White House. January 20, 2017 cannot arrive soon enough. I can only imagine that this worthless Black turd of a half-baked mutt of a POS of a token Tar-Baby of a Muslim POTUS, that he surely comprehends that he has been the worst POTUS in U.S. History, but of course, that was what he was hired to accomplish: “NOTHING.” One thing is for certain, it is mandatory that this Black turd and his girfriend George “NAZI” Soros, Hillary Rotten Clinton, and Valerie Jarrett, are shunned by the American people, and that this Black turd gets thrown under the bus by Soros, as he is no longer useful to the Communists/Muslims. Trump is going to
            have a ball getting rid of all of these Communists, Anarchists, Marxists, Socialists, Criminals and Muslims. Remember, the United States was infested with the same turds during FDR’s administration, into the early 1950’s where Joe McCarthy save the day, similar to how Donald Trump is going to save the day, currently. If I was either a Communist or a Muslim currently residing in the United States, come January 20, 2017, I would be quaking in my boots, especially Soros, the ugly Black mutt of a Muslim ex-POTUS, HRC and VJ. As they use to comment in Ancient Rome, Let the games commence.

  • carpkiller

    Thats fuckin stupid. Then why bother having them. Whoever was in power would cheat to win.

  • Connie Hatler Henderson

    You would think all 50 states would have to agree on this. Wasn’t our country built on states rights?

  • CA Warrior

    barry’s last minute attempt to legitimize his usurpation of office. It really means nothing unless he intends to remain in our white house………oh wait……………………………

    • Angelswatchingoverme

      He would do every thing in his power to stay on for the rest his life. He never should have been in the Whitehouse to begin with, He has been a President under false pretenses…with a fake, phony Birth Certificate. Who ever protected him and covered up the fact that his Birth Certificate was a fake, needs to be held accountable along side Obama.

  • Kim Chul Soo

    Jehadi Jeh is doing a yeoman’s job for Oshitbag.

  • beer25

    time to shit can DHS department

    • carpkiller

      ditto

  • Shirley

    Maybe Trump can make VOTER ID mandatory then for ALL STATES.

    • Daneel

      TIED to a FINGERPRINT database, that’s tied to a hardcore ID. It’s the Establishment that CONTROLS our elections and the ONLY way to stop them is to GET RID OF THEM from the TOP down.

      • Similarly to anything maintained on line, is too easily hacked. All Ameri-
        cans desiring to vote, purchase a passport at at least $100.00 a crack,
        and then view voters not voting.

        • Daneel

          Computers systems being what they are I really, in TRUTH, don’t believe there is really ANY way to secure the vote. Like Twain said, if voting made ANY difference “THEY” wouldn’t let us do. Archaeologists have found significant evidence of voter fraud going all the way back to democracy’s origins…accent Greece. At the end of the day the old adage…might makes right is perhaps one of the few truism in politics.

          • The only method available, is for every voter to maintain an
            American Passport, otherwise, they do not vote. Voter I.D.’s
            are too easily counterfeited.

          • Daneel

            It seems the powers that be in democracy based countries throughout history have always managed to find a way to circumvent the vote, one way or another. When they stray to far from the will of the people our last resort is to apply the Second, a right I think that many in Europe are beginning to envy after all the decades they spent admonishing us for our “violent” nature.

          • It did not take long for the American people whom applied
            critical thinking, to comprehend that we Americans had been
            taken, but the same American turds, never learned their
            lesson, evidently, because these same turds got him elected/
            selected, twice. I was on to his game soon after his inaugura-
            tion the first time, and therefore, I expected other Americans
            such as myself, viewed him for what he was, similar to his
            HOMIES in the ghetto. After an extensive research, I became thoroughly disappointed by what many Americans has elected/selected. I would have never voted for a Black turd whom came to us without a Resume of accomplishment, not similar to Dr. Carson. As long as politics do not seem to affect the mentality of the average American whom only read and commpre hend at the 8th grade level, is it any wonder both he and George “NAZI” Soros, pulled the hoax off the century. And in addition, I would have never voted for this worthless Black turd, based upon my military experience in having to live and work with them. 99% of Blacks are lazy, liars, uneducated, unreliable and untrustworthy, and maintain the tendency to riot in order to satisfiy their lack in Western tolerance, maintaining their tribal mentality and traditions. The same applies to their comrads in arms, the worthless Muslims. 99% of the Blacks and Muslims, are born, one taco short of a full platter. I have often wondered
            why American citizens or our fabulous military, have never
            stormed the White House gates to get rid of this worthless
            Black turd and his girlfriends, George “NAZI” Soros and his
            entire administration, similar how the 1789 French peasants,
            grabbed their muskets and pitchforks and stormed the Paris
            Bastille (prison) and arrested their King Queen. Our King
            and Queen, currently reside a 1600 Pennsylvania, in
            Washington, D.C.

    • Either that, or all Americans must purchase a Passport in order to vote. I believe
      that it will be too easy to counterfeit voter I.D.’s, but not passports.

  • Connie Hatler Henderson

    Can this be reversed by the incoming president?

    • lloyd Lisco

      Yes.