Friday January 6, 2017 may be a day that will live in infamy. Coming on the heels of a much hyped report by Obama’s politicized intelligence agencies officially pinning the blame for Hillary’s loss on Putin, Dear Leader federalized American elections.
Obama and his stooge Jeh Johnson declared that elections have now been classified as “critical infrastructure” and placed under the control of the Department of Homeland Security.
The Democrats refuse to accept that they lost and Obama is making moves to ensure that it will never happen again.
According to The Hill “DHS designates election systems as ‘critical infrastructure'”:
The Obama administration on Friday afternoon announced that it has designated the country’s election infrastructure as ‘critical,’ a move that brings added federal protections to voting systems.
“Given the vital role elections play in this country, it is clear that certain systems and assets of election infrastructure meet the definition of critical infrastructure, in fact and in law,” Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson said in a statement.
The administration has been weighing the move for some time. The announcement coincides with a report from the Intelligence Community detailing its assessment that Russia undertook a widespread influence and cyber campaign targeted at helping Donald Trump win the White House.
The Intelligence Community said Friday that no voting machines were tampered with during the 2016 election — but the breadth of the Russian cyber activity throughout the campaign raised the specter that the election infrastructure is vulnerable to digital intruders. The IC did find that Russian intruders breached elements of multiple state and local electoral boards.
The new designation will cover storage facilities, polling places, and centralized vote tabulations locations used to support the election process, as well as information and communications technology like voter registration databases, voting machines and other systems used to manage the election process and report results.
Some state and local election officials have expressed strong opposition to applying the designation in the past, arguing that it is a federal overreach.Never mind that the report definitively claiming that Putin himself ordered the alleged meddling presented not one iota of evidence, Obama acted anyway and he’s not done yet.
The move lays the groundwork for a potential overthrow of President Donald Trump by Congress which is riddled with his foes. That is if Obama doesn’t pull another surprise by launching a strike on Russia and declaring a state of emergency that would allow him to stay in power. That’s what his two influential Republican allies John McCain and Lindsey Graham are begging for right now.
It should be noted that the only proven hacking of the election was undertaken by DHS itself in Georgia and two other states.
Provided that Obama doesn’t have any more tricks up his sleeve it would be wise if Trump would dismantle the DHS which is a bloated monstrosity with the potential to be turned into an American Gestapo.
This is truly an outrageous power grab and an unprecedented move by an outgoing president just weeks away from a transfer of power.