Homeland Security May Take Control of Election Security

Homeland Security May Take Control of Election Security

What could go wrong?

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 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.

This is even more ominous:

Johnson also said that the big issue at hand is that there isn’t a central election system since the states run elections. “There’s no one federal election system. There are some 9,000 jurisdictions involved in the election process,” Johnson said.

Increasing centralization, like increasing taxation and regulation, is a solution that authoritarian progressives regard as a magical elixir, applicable to any and all problems, real or imagined.

If Obama donor Johnson’s DHS secures electoral integrity the way it has been securing the border, American democracy could be in for a rough ride.

jeh johnson smug
No worries. He’ll see there’s no cheating.


On tips from Rob E, Scott D, Sean C, and Stormfax. Cross-posted at Moonbattery.

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