Jihadi Jeh Johnson Makes It Official – Election Systems Now Under His “Protection”
The mechanisms and propaganda for this declaration have been in the works since the closing months of the election but the upset victory by Donald Trump made implementation a little more delicate. Now that they’ve had a couple of months of selling the mantra that “the Russians hacked the election,” to provide themselves with a permission slip, the globalists at DHS are officially putting our state-run election systems under their control, “in the name of security.”
Hiding behind the claims that “increasingly sophisticated cyber bad actors” and an election infrastructure that’s “vital to our national interests,” mandate that Jihadi Jeh Johnson and his band of jihadists and criminals at DHS take over the United States elections. They can’t let the American people get in their way again.
According to Johnson, designating our election system a critical infrastructure enables his agency, the one responsible for our open borders and facilitating the terrorist invasion, to provide “security” in the form of more federal “help” for state and local governments. The feds have yet to prosecute Hillary Clinton for her cyber crimes or to provide any evidence beyond “because the intelligence community says so” in the supposed Russian hacks of the DNC and they have reportedly not yet examined her server, and they’re the ones offering help? They seem like prime candidates in need of help, who have no clue of what they’re doing or are deliberately avoiding areas of an investigation.
Johnson said in a statement on Friday, “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. Particularly in these times, this designation is simply the right and obvious thing to do.” That’s one we haven’t heard in a while, “it’s the right thing to do,” a designation applied when the Democrats don’t have a case for the action they’re taking other than emotion and distraction.
Not surprisingly, the statement was released on the same day that a declassified US intelligence report was released supporting the claim that Vladimir Putin had ordered an influence campaign targeting the 2016 presidential election. That’s a product of the Obama intelligence community, the same Obama who ordered CENTCOM to cook their intelligence reports to sell his facade of progress in the non-existent war against ISIS.
According to that report none of the systems targeted or compromised was involved in vote tallying but were “elements of multiple state or local electoral boards.” It’s a small fraction of the 4 million records stolen by China from a system that is already under federal control, the OPM personnel records. Maybe he should be seeking state help. Then again there’s no opportunity for a power grab at OPM and most of those affected were just infidels, anyway.
The designation builds in the ability and a responsibility for DHS to identify and prioritize those sectors, considering physical and cyber threats against them. It also requires DHS to conduct security checks and provide information about emerging threats. What it does is remove the ability of states to tell the feds to get the hell out of the system and provide them with the premise to engage in subterfuge behind a thin veil of “legitimacy.”
Jihadi Jeh Johnson’s declaration is final, at least for the time being, not requiring action by the ‘president’ or Congress, only a consultation with the assistant to the ‘president’ for homeland security and counterterrorism. They cannot mandate that those entities receiving “critical infrastructure” designation participate, particularly those in the private sector. DHS may have to roll something else out to provide themselves with that authorization or to usurp that private authority.
Johnson identified the election infrastructure as including storage facilities, polling places and vote tabulation locations, as well as the technology involved in the process, including voter registration databases, voting machines and other systems used to manage the election process and report and display results; everything but the coffee machines.
It transforms an open public process into a secretive one without any public approval. Associated Press reports that information can be withheld from the public “when state, local and private partners meet to discuss election infrastructure security – potentially injecting secrecy into an election process that’s traditionally and expressly a transparent process. U.S. officials say such closed door conversations allow for frank discussion that would prevent bad actors from learning about vulnerabilities. DHS would also be able to grant security clearances when appropriate and provide more detailed threat information to states.”
In other words, the feds will control the system and include states to the degree and when they deem appropriate. Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp, whose own state system was hacked by an IP address originating inside DHS, to which the “experts” at DHS have been unable to provide a satisfactory explanation is opposed to the declaration. On Thursday he described it as “a federal overreach into a sphere constitutionally reserved for the states.” He also noted, “this smacks of partisan politics” given the dwindling days left in the Obama administration.