With days to go before Trump’s inauguration, did Obama’s DHS federalize elections?

Elections are run by state governments, but a new Obama administration directive may change all that.

Investigative reporter Jon Rappoport calls it a coup.

Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp said it’s an attempt to subvert the Constitution under the guise of security.

Vermont Secretary of State Jim Condos said it’s the federal government getting “the nose under the tent”.

Alex Jones says this is Obama’s sneaky way of unconstitutionally overturning the 2016 presidential election and holding a new election — after trying and failing to undo the Nov. 8 election via recounts, “faithless” Electoral College electors, and intelligence reports claiming that Russia had intervened in the election.

What has Rappoport, Kemp, Condos and Jones concerned is an announcement by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) just 14 days before the inauguration of Donald Trump as the 45th U.S. President, that elections are now “designated” as part of the U.S. government’s “critical infrastructure”.

DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson

DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson

On January 6, 2017, Secretary of DHS Jeh Johnson said in a press release:

I have determined that election infrastructure in this country should be designated as a subsector of the existing Government Facilities critical infrastructure sector. 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.

I have reached this determination so that election infrastructure will, on a more formal and enduring basis, be a priority for cybersecurity assistance and protections that the Department of Homeland Security provides to a range of private and public sector entities. By ‘election infrastructure,’ we mean storage facilities, polling places, and centralized vote tabulations locations used to support the election process, and information and communications technology to include voter registration databases, voting machines, and other systems to manage the election process and report and display results on behalf of state and local governments.

The reason for the new designation is because “Election infrastructure is vital to our national interests, and cyber attacks on this country are becoming more sophisticated, and bad cyber actors – ranging from nation states, cyber criminals and hacktivists – are becoming more sophisticated and dangerous.”

Noting that “many state and local election officials . . . are opposed to” the DHS designating the election infrastructure as part of the “critical government facilities infrastructure,” Johnson then proceeds to explain the new designation’s meaning:

  1. What it is not: Johnson says the designation of election infrastructure as critical infrastructure subsector does not mean “a federal takeover, regulation, oversight or intrusion concerning elections in this country” nor will it “change the role state and local governments have in administering and running elections.”
  2. What it is: The new designation does mean that —
    1. election infrastructure becomes a priority within the National Infrastructure Protection Plan.”
    2. DHS will “prioritize our cybersecurity assistance to state and local election officials, but only for those who request it.”
    3. “election infrastructure enjoys all the benefits and protections of critical infrastructure that the U.S. government has to offer.”
    4. “makes it easier for the federal government to have full and frank discussions with key stakeholders regarding sensitive vulnerability information.”
    5. In other words, the new designation “enables the states, should they request it, to leverage the full scope of cybersecurity services” that the DHS provides.

Other “critical infrastructure” sectors and subsectors that receive DHS “prioritized cybersecurity assistance” are chemicals; commercial facilities; critical manufacturing; dams; defense industrial base; emergency services; energy; financial services; food and agriculture; government facilities; healthcare and public health; information technology; nuclear reactors, material, and waste transportation systems; water and wastewater systems — some of which are in the jurisdiction of state and local governments.

DHS provides cybersecurity assistance to the above “critical infrastructure” sectors and subsectors by:

  • Working closely with them on cybersecurity.
  • Conducting joint cybersecurity exercises to improve DHS’ “incident response capabilities”.
  • Streamlining access to unclassified and classified information to critical infrastructure owners and operators.

What do you make of this?

Can you trust what Jeh Johnson said in his press release, given that six states, including Georgia, Kentucky and West Virginia, have said Obama administration’s DHS, not Russia, hacked into their cyber-networks during the 2016 primary and Nov. 8 elections?

Is the DHS’ designation of elections as part of America’s “critical infrastructure” a coup? A subversion of the Constitution? Obama’s way to overturn the Nov. 8 presidential election?

Or are Jon Rappoport, Brian Kemp, Jim Condos and Alex Jones being alarmist?

H/t FOTM‘s MomOfIV and Will Shanley

~Eowyn

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20 responses to “With days to go before Trump’s inauguration, did Obama’s DHS federalize elections?

  1. Don’t know if this really applies here . . . but I would like to see local election boards do something about . . . . . dead people voting, people’s pet’s voting, Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck voting!

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    • I would be interested in knowing . . . Does Trump replace the head of DHS after he is inaugurated? I would think that would be a very good thing to do . . . just in case we have someone who is a flamin’ libtard heading that agency.

      Excellent article! Thank you.

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  2. Trump’s DHS head will get rid of this/. No problem.
    I hope there is enough of an investigation to get rid of all the voting machines from Soros’s company! Much greater threat than the “Russians”.

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  3. Is this disguised affirmation that with all the fraud the left just committed and still lost, that they want to make sure that it doesn’t happen again?
    So far it sounds like a lot of mambo jumbo and sour grapes.
    As for Johnson, he is lap dog, forget about any ethics.

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  4. Blatant violation of the Constitution. What does Prof. Laurence Tribe think of his former student? Anyone in Congress care? Continued attempts to keep Trump from office will greatly increase his popularity and hatred of Globalists, especially as they continue unceasing warfare and destruction of our country and lives.

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  5. Reblogged this on necltr and commented:

    We are being chauffeured in a car that we own and are told that if the driver can’t keep the car and take it where he wants to, he will drive it off a cliff.

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  7. The DHS needs to be abolished. Revert to the original Agencies running themselves. DHS is an irrelevant, added layer of incompetent freaks who are now out to usurp States’ rights. Each original Federal Agency can create a small dept. of ‘interoperability’. The respective ‘interops’ can accomplish everything, and more, than ‘Homeland Security’ without stepping on our Constitution.

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  8. If they think they can take this victory away, then they need to have some of their own legally available marijuana, just to calm down a little bit. We won. They lost.

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  9. I’ve always believed that Jones is not ‘for us’, but is some kind of agent working for the nwo, so whatever he says I ignore, knowing his fear mongering is at their request. I don’t know enough about this subject, though, to understand if what’s happened will result in the election being overturned, or if it’s some kind of coup by Obummer to begin ending elections altogether, should he succeed in some attempt to eliminate our constitution, and replace it with himself and his ideas of, as he said “…the right thing to do!”–crowning himself ‘king’ of the U.S., if not of the world.

    We do have infiltrators from the nwo in the ‘alternative’ media by this time, including Jones, in my opinion, so we need to take extra care to check out what’s being said, for our own sake, and not simply allow fear mongering to rule our heads.

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    • Jones has been correct on every issue I can remember his telling us about, right, often years before most of the best of us realised what happened, is taking place, and what the Globalists have in mind for us. Far more truth is found from infowars.com than will be found in MSM.

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  10. Dont trust Alex Jones…he is Bill Hicks..a hack for Ted Turner..just saying..u cant trust anyone, these days!

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  11. No voter registeration list should be in a machine connected to the Internet or to any network connected to the Internet.
    Every voter registration list should be an encrypted file when not actually in use.
    Voter registration lists should be confidential and not sold, given or otherwise made available to any individual, entity, organization, corporation or company for commercial reasons.
    Voter registration lists should be available for use by individuals and organizations whose purpose is to check the validity and accuracy of the list.
    No voting machine should have the hardware or software capability of being connected to the Internet or any other network.
    No voting machine should have the hardware or software capability of being connected to by wireless technology.
    No voting machine should have the hardware or software capability of be “connected to” by an unauthorized person during the process of voting or when unattended.
    All voting machines should be required to produce an internal paper record that can be audited but from which individual voter’s votes cannot be identified.
    The individual voter should be able to verify that their votes have been correctly recorded on the paper record.
    All voting machine software should be required to be “open” software and made readily available for examination.
    Voting machine software should be single purpose. It should not be built on a commercially available operating system and should not be able to be used for any purpose other than voting.

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  12. I don’t trust any clever idea that comes out of Jeh Johnson’s mouth.

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  13. I wouldn’t trust one word from ANY of these politicians, not even if they had their tongues notarized!

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  14. I saw this yesterday; it’s a message that Gabe Zolna received from Obama. Does this sound like someone that is planning to leave office shortly?
    PEACEFUL TRANSITION?

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  15. Trump’s administration should reject this utterly. Failing that, the STATES must reject this action. Voting laws – except in the few areas where fair access is addressed by amendments – are left to the states.

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  16. It looked I’ve a scene from Braveheart when I ripped the tags off my mattress and pillows. FREEDOM

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