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Friday, 06 January 2017 19:03

Feds Announce Takeover of US Electoral Process

Written by  Adan Salazar

US election systems will henceforth be treated as “critical infrastructure,” the Department of Homeland Secretary Jeh Johnson decreed Friday in a move some are describing as a major federal overreach.

In a letter to the Associated Press, Johnson revealed the US government would monitor and intervene in future elections, a process previously handled on a state-by-state basis.

“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,” Johnson stated. “Particularly in these times, this designation is simply the right and obvious thing to do.”

The designation “allows for information to 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,” according to the AP.

“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.”

The announcement of a federal takeover of the electoral process follows a report from several intelligence agencies also released Friday which purports the Russian government worked to influence the outcome of the 2016 US election.

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Jeh Johnson is likely the most incompetent cabinet member in the history of the USA. The US Borders have been wide open since he has headed DHS and everyone from Central American Throw Away Children , imported as Latin Gang Minions , to ISIS terrorists infiltrating as Latin American illgal immigrants have had a free reign . It is a threat to our national security , greatly increased the cost of social services spending , puts huge strains on our schools and other local community programs , law enforcement, etc, etc . NOW this bufoon wants to disregard the constitution and takeover our election process as George Soros has attempted for decades . NO ! Thank You !!!

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(Updated: January 11, 2017)

We must make sure to insist on giving a pink slip to Mr. Jeh Johnson when the President-elect is inaugurated. We cannot allow this further intrusion of the Feds into matters clearly left to the states in our Constitution. I have noted in his appearances before Congressional committees his asinine brazen arrogance. He needs to find out that his arrogant grasp of power won't work.

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Omg! Now there will really be election fraud!

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It is really absurd for the Govt. to act of hear-says. Russian hacking is in the air for a long time and yet no proof has been forthcoming.

It is most shameful for the USA to claim such unfounded rumors. This is virtual admission by USA that they, their intelligence system/communication system are inferior and unsafe compared to Russia. this in turn gives an upper hand to Russia. Keeping the system vulnerable to hacking by anyone and then saying they did that etc is mere admission of inferiority; who is now super power, USA or Russia.

Ridiculous, again if Russia hacked the election in favor of Mr. Trump, why they fail to prove and bring it to justice? How in then Hilary got popular vote massive majority, particularly in one State? that needs to be investigated. I am sure leaking happened from their own sources and Hilary/her supporters rigged the election. In PA one case was reported that even if one woman voted to Mr. Trump when the button pressed, the vote switched to Hilary. many people would not notice and similar default must have been set up in machines in many places. G. Sorros must have been a vital resource for this setting, if any. A thorough investigation into the whole affair is necessary.

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Are they going to do something REALLY useful and force every state to match it's voter rolls against citizenship?
MILLIONS of illegals and dead people would be forced to stop voting in California alone!

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Dept of Homeland Security has made numerous power grabs that have not benefitted our Nation nor our Citizens. They have
been the subject of various investigation and why they continue to take powers that were not part of the original intent. Based
upon many of their actions they have not made us more secure but they have grabbed control over our freedoms but not
curtailed the invasion of our nation by our enemies across our borders. When you give up freedom for security you lose
your freedom and become little more than serfs of the political elites in Washington D C and the corruption we have had
over the past 8 years

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Is there ,any thing good ,about a demoturd?

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Russia might have had some good information for Trump and the nation since we could not believe the liberal media or the government but they did not do anything to corrupt the electoral process other than report the evil lying liberals and help the nation see the difference

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This is yet another 2 Week overreaching rule that will be abolished the moment Donald Trump becomes President. It is really becoming kind of amusing to watch the desperate Socialists Obama appointed to the government trying to make last minute regulations that will literally never be enforced anywhere. How totally pathetic they all are. Thank God again for the American People waking up and electing Donald Trump and preventing the venal and totally corrupt communist Hillary Clinton from being elected.

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Hell no Jeh Johnson.

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Another instance of the FEDS getting involved in matters that do not concern them. All states should be required to follow the same rules & use the same voting ballots or machines & none "owned by an outside person or company" ! No matter whom is POTUS, the process will always be swayed with the FEDS in control !

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NO!!! A DIRECT violation of Everything the US Constitution stands for!! READ AKK of what follows and start THINKING!
BS DHS is a worthless PC hiring bundle of HS. Also those 400 Federal Agencies that in the last 7.5 years added SWAT teams to kill Americans for the current CRAP obaination!!!! Maybe ALL of those hired since the POS obamination has bee hire should have Though NEW background CHECKS!!!! Suspect 90% should be Fired and/or imprisoned for Crimes
* Be VERY VERY careful of WHAT you wish for - DEMON-rats WANT the "Constitution of States" - to OVERTHROW the US Constitution. READ the details at JBS.org or .com - Enforce the Original Constitution AND require ID for voting - problem solved!!!! LIKE: Maybe, Proper Owners ONLY should vote on issues that effect Property taxes, for example? Or only allowing those who could COLD Test the SAME test given to Real Immigrants. Like to we live in a DEMON-ratsy (mob rules) or an Constitutional Republic - HUGE Difference!!!

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Mandatory ID along with a chad proof ballot. Electonic voting machine are not completely trustworthy as we have seen the last couple elections. Also STIFFER AND ENFORCABLE LAW AND PUNISHMENTS for those not qualified to vote or votes for another or in any way is found to make more that one vote per qualified US Citizen voter.

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No one who has listened to a speech before Congress by Jeh Johnson would trust him to plan a trip to the grocery store. It amazes me he is in office, never mind granted any responsibility. the Left freely tosses out accusations of Fascism, but the central goal of Fascism is centralized government control of everything - like the ACA, Common Core, the EPA, Fed. Reserve, - they even want to control the climate. And now they want to take control of voting from the states. As if Washington thinks it can represent itself as ethically cleaner than state governments. A significant reason we're sinking into the quicksand of economic disaster is that one out of every fifteen people in the United States is employed by government at some level and government sucks capital out of the productive private sector to pay for itself.

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Mandatory Voter ID is all that we need for fair and secure elections.

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I feel Jeb should have endorsed voter ID laws way back. I have no use for him! May Trump clean the swamp! He's going to need a lot of help, this corruption goes deep!

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Jeh, Start packing. 13 days to go away!!!!

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ANOTHER DISHONEST DEMOCRAT IDEA TO MAKE SURE A DEMOCRAT GETS INTO OFFICE. JUST CALIFORNIA ALONE, MAINLY DEMOCRATIC, WILL PUT A DEMOCRAT IN OFFICE EVERY TIME. SUCH A SICK, SICK UNDEMOCRATIC PARTY! THIS IS ANOTHER TAKEOVER BY THE GOVERNMENT TAKING AWAY OUR FREEDOMS, ONE BY ONE. AND SOME PEOPLE DISLIKE TRUMP!!??? THEY SHOULD BE OUTRAGED OVER THE CURRENT DEMOCRATIC RUN GOVERNMENT. MEN DIED WHILE FIGHTING FOR OUR FREEDOMS AND SOME OF YOU ARE FINE WITH THIS???? TRY LIVING IN A COUNTRY THAT HAS NO FREEDOMS AND SEE HOW MUCH YOU LIKE THAT. ONLY THEN WILL YOU APPRECIATE WHAT YOU HAVE IN AMERICA.

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I have problems with the DHS period. How can you trust an election to a branch of the DNC. DHS has proven to be incompetent and partisan on many levels. No all of a sudden, they can control the election? Trump is getting a lot more on his plate than he got 11/8. God, help him!

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Before any federal agency takes over the Electoral process,he better be named Moses or I ain't buying it,The feds covered up for Obama&Hillary this last (8yrs)
,and I trust none of them,FBI,CIA DHS,not a single one of them,over hall the whole bunch,and I would feel better.

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