For months, if not the last few years, members of the tinfoil hat coalition have quietly warned that President Obama would figure out some way to foment nationwide unrest, enforce martial law and therefore find a reason to cancel the 2016 elections.While that may seem farfetched, widespread voter fraud is not, as we’ve already seen during 2012 (just ask Allen West about his experiences in Florida’s 18th congressional district) and as states are repeatedly prevented by the federal courts from requiring voters to present identification to cast their ballots.
Well how about having the fox guard the hen house on Election Day itself?The New York Times reports, The Obama administration is weighing new steps to bolster the security of the United States’ voting process against cyberthreats, including whether to designate the electronic ballot-casting system for November’s elections as “critical infrastructure,” Jeh Johnson, the secretary of Homeland Security, said on Wednesday.
In the wake of hacks that infiltrated Democratic campaign computer systems, Mr. Johnson said he was conducting high-level discussions about “election cybersecurity,” a vastly complex effort given that there are 9,000 jurisdictions in the United States that have a hand in carrying out the balloting, many of them with different ways of collecting, tallying and reporting votes.
“We should carefully consider whether our election system, our election process is critical infrastructure, like the financial sector, like the power grid,” Mr. Johnson told reporters in Washington. “There’s a vital national interest in our electoral process.”Mr. Johnson said he was considering communicating with state and local election officials across the country to inform them about “best practices” to guard against cyberintrusions, and that longer-term investments would probably have to be made to secure the voting process.
Yes, secure the voting process to ensure Democrat victories. Does this give anyone else the creeps? The most corrupt administration in history is now figuring out how to nationalize the electoral process to ensure the second most corrupt administration in history takes its place.
We already know the DNC rigged the primary process. We already know the polls are cooked in Hillary’s favor. Election Day is just the final piece in the puzzle.[Note: This article was written by Michele Hickford]