Drudge: ‘HOMELAND SECURITY TO TAKE CHARGE OF ELECTIONS’

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Drudge Homeland Security Elections - Drudge ReportWhy does the Department of Homeland Security all of a sudden want to oversee security for the election in November? Just a little while ago I checked the Drudge Report, and I was greeted by the following headline all in red: “HOMELAND SECURITY TO TAKE CHARGE OF ELECTIONS”. I was immediately alarmed, because I had already heard about how local election databases had been hacked, and Donald Trump has expressed concern that the presidential election in November could be rigged somehow. So I immediately clicked on the link and it took me to an article from the Washington Examiner

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.

I would definitely agree with Johnson that our election system is critical infrastructure.

But can a Department of Homeland Security that has been packed with Obama appointees actually be trusted to handle the security for our elections in a fair manner?

Unfortunately, I believe that is a legitimate question.

However, I will concede that something needs to be done. Just the other day, FBI Director James Comey admitted that his agency is taking the threat of election cyberattacks “very, very seriously” after a couple of local election databases were successfully attacked. The following comes from ABC News

Three days ago, Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., sent a letter to Comey, expressing concern that “the threat of the Russian government tampering in our presidential election is more extensive than widely known and may include the intent to falsify official election results.”

In late June an “unknown actor scanned a state’s Board of Election website for vulnerabilities” and, after identifying a security gap, exploited the vulnerability to conduct a “data exfiltration,” or unauthorized data transfer, the FBI said in a recent bulletin.

Earlier this month, hackers used the same vulnerability in an“attempted intrusion activities into another state’s Board of Election system,” the FBI said.

The integrity of our elections is absolutely paramount. Without free and fair elections we might as well not even have a country.

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So the fact that hackers have proven that they can hack into some of our systems is quite alarming indeed.

According to the Daily Beast, voter databases in Arizona and Illinois were the ones that were victimized…

The FBI’s analysis of the hacks, contained in a security alertfirst reported by Yahoo News, shows that Arizona’s elections website was penetrated in June using a common vulnerability that’s well known to security experts. Then, in July, Illinois’ voter files were accessed apparently using stolen login credentials, which could have been obtained by spear phishing a state employee.

So was much damage done by these hackers?

Well, it has been documented that many voters in Arizona did have their party affiliations changed without their knowledge or consent, and this rendered them unable to vote during the primaries

During the primary election in Arizona, for instance, a number of voters found that their party affiliation had been changed without their knowledge. When they showed up to vote in the state’s closed primary elections, some were told they were ineligible to vote with the party of their choice.

State officials have blamed the problem at least in part on an error at the state’s driver registration bureau. Butsimilar problems have reportedly cropped up in California, Connecticut, Maryland, New York, and Pennsylvania.

Needless to say, we can’t have hackers messing with our elections, and something needs to be done.

I just don’t know if the Department of Homeland Security can be trusted or if they are the ones that should be fixing this problem.

Before I close this article today, there is one more item that I would like to bring up. In the past, there has been much speculation on the Internet that some sort of “event” could suspend or delay the coming election, and that is why the following headline from U.S. News & World Report caught my eye: “A Candidate’s Death Could Delay or Eliminate the Presidential Election“. This is how that article begins…

The presidential election could be delayed or scrapped altogether if conspiracy theories become predictive and a candidate dies or drops out before Nov. 8. The perhaps equally startling alternative, if there’s enough time: Small groups of people hand-picking a replacement pursuant to obscure party rules.

The scenarios have been seriously considered by few outside of the legal community and likely are too morbid for polite discussion in politically mixed company. But prominent law professors have pondered the effects and possible ways to address a late-date vacancy.

“There’s nothing in the Constitution which requires a popular election for the electors serving in the Electoral College,” says John Nagle, a law professor at the University of Notre Dame, meaning the body that officially elects presidents could convene without the general public voting.

In this article and this article I documented how Hillary Clinton’s health appears to be rapidly failing. It is entirely possibly that if her health continues to go downhill that she might not even make it to election day.

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Alternatively, many among the elite would be extremely happy if something caused Donald Trump not to make it to election day. So let us definitely pray for his health and safety and the health and safety of his family.

This election season has already been the strangest one that we have seen in decades, and I have a feeling that it is going to get a lot stranger over the next couple of months.

In the end, let us hope and pray for a fair, honest and safe election, because the American people should get to choose who will be leading them for the next four years.

Courtesy of End of the American Dream

18 Comments

  1. Come on Barrack, you know you want to have a fake vote to stick Hillary in without concent of the voters. Please give us a reason for us to frogmarch the electors and you on prison planes to Fly to Gitmo. You will love Cuba this time of year.

  2. Oh it’s always a good idea to put foreign interest in charge of our country, because the mulslims are such champions of America… Right?????
    I will know for sure there evil plans work if “mc shame” “mc cain” gets re-elected.

  3. Obama will NOW prove Clinton to get into White House! DHS is nothing more than Obama’s to do people!

  4. The big boys at the top already have decided who’s going to be the next President and they do not like Trump. So the election need not be rigged all it needs is an executive order from the Obama run DHS to step in and post the winner.

  5. You mean we have elections ? I though it was a dog and pony circus act where criminals got to lie to the public just before taking office where they commit treason .

  6. The elites are covering their asses again. This is a ruse to keep Trump out of office so they won’t have to kill him. Good news folks. We are going to ensure a fair election. said the fox guarding the hen house.

  7. They stole the election process decades ago. We have all been and we are still being duped. The agenda is global domination after global depopulation and they are doing it.

  8. Another consequence of the 18th-century founders usurpation of Yahweh’s exclusive election authority.

    Yahweh never intended elections to be at the discretion of We the People, the majority of whom according to Matthew 7:13-14 are in the broad way leading to destruction. Talk about a D U M B idea!

    For more, see blog article “Salvation by Election” at http://www.constitutionmythbusters.org/salvation-by-election/.

    An expanded audio presentation by the same title can be found at http://www.bibleversusconstitution.org/tapelist.html#T1015.

  9. So they can be SURE the RIGGING (political corruption and voter fraud) goes the way the idiot lefturd liberal dumocruds want it to!!
    NO FOREIGNERS SHOULD BE INVOLVED IN ANY WAY, SHAPE OR FORM, NONE!
    NOT a ONE and that includes ovomit, the ugly sob pos muslime nigger in OUR WH!

  10. paper people paper…IF …IF WE WANT TRUTH…. take out tech..go back in time with many witness each polling station take care

  11. 2002 Race for U.S. Senate

    [Douglas] Forrester ran for the United States Senate in 2002 with the endorsement of President George W. Bush.[2] Forrester’s original opponent, Robert Torricelli, abandoned his re-election bid under accusations of accepting improper “gifts”. While he was never prosecuted, Torricelli withdrew after he fell far behind in the polls due to an admonishment by the Senate.

    In the case of The New Jersey Democratic Party v. Samson, 175 N.J. 178 (2002), Forrester sued to stop Democratic Party efforts to replace Torricelli on the ballot with recently retired former Senator Frank Lautenberg. Forrester argued that the state statute generally forbidding the replacement of a candidate on the ballot within 51 days of an election (N.J.S.A. 19:13-20) should be obeyed because “here, there are really no extraordinary facts” such as “death and incapacitation”. Furthermore, Torricelli was only withdrawing from the race, not his current Senate seat. The Democrats argued that there was still time to notify all the absentee voters and Torricelli had the right to withdraw. The County Clerks agreed that a substitution was logistically possible if it occurred immediately but might cost up to $800,000.

    During arguments, the New Jersey Supreme Court justices questioned whether this precedent would be abused in the future. Justice James R. Zazzali asked, “Will there be a parade of candidates removed at the whim of party leaders because the candidate is collapsing?” The justices expressed concern for absentee voters and the public interest in having an optimal choice of candidates.

    Ultimately, the justices ruled unanimously to allow the ballot replacement. Peter Verniero, a Republican appointed by Christine Todd Whitman, wrote that the statute in question “does not preclude the possibility of a vacancy occurring within 51 days of the election.” He also wrote, “We see what advantage this has for Mr. Forrester; we fail to see what advantage this has for the people of New Jersey.” In deciding to interpret the deadline as it did, the Court cited Kilmurray v. Gilbert, 10 N.J. 435 (1952) and Catania v. Haberle, 123 N.J. 438. The Democrats were ordered to cover the extra costs incurred to the state.[3]

    Three weeks later, Forrester was defeated by Lautenberg 54-44 percent.

    Per Wikipedia.

    There’s recent precedent, guys. Law? We ain’t got no kinda steenkin’ laws as long as we’ve got them Democrats running.

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