When Jeh Johnson was appointed the director of Homeland Security, we doubt he had any idea he would be taking over the elections.
Jeh Johnson, the man appointed by president Obama to be the director of the Department of Homeland Security is now being tasked with another job, securing the elections in November.
The first step is declaring the election a piece of “critical infrastructure” like the electric power grid and Wall Street. Both of which, the DHS is in charge of security.
Jeh made these comments when speaking to reporters about the takeover.
“We should carefully consider whether our election system, our election process, is critical infrastructure like the financial sector, like the power grid.
There’s a vital national interest in our election process, so I do think we need to consider whether it should be considered by my department and others critical infrastructure.”
The threat of a hack into our election system is very real.
Recent studies showed that some of the machines used in the primaries may have even been tampered with in a few of the Bernie and Hillary races.
Just this week a FBI agent came out and said that the election systems in Illinois and in Arizona have been hacked and could be susceptible to sabotage or rigged results.
Russia has been suspected of several hacks, but nothing has been proven yet.
Jeh Johnson is right about one thing; our election is part of our critical infrastructure.
Without the ability for our people to hold elections and vote for the candidates we believe will do the best then we do not have a democracy.
Cyber security is needed due to the tremendous amount of threats that are there, but does this give too much power to the party in control?
If the person in charge of the elections is an appointed person, in this case a Democrat appointed by Obama, does that give the party in power too much control?
One thing that we have heard over and over during this presidential race is that the elections are rigged. We heard if from Bernie Sanders for months and months, and he still lost.
It turned out that it was rigged against him, the DNC rigged the primary against his campaign and it was proven in the WikiLeaks release of DNC emails.
The DNC did go to great lengths to make sure that Hillary won despite the momentum of the party was with Bernie.
It is not crazy to think that a party might rig an election to maintain control. It is obvious that those around Hillary made sure she won the primary.
The DNC is not the DHS though, and the DHS should be held to a higher standard, but the possibility is there, and that possibility is what scares us.
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