This Is A Coup: The Homeland Security Takeover Of US Elections

By Jon Rappoport

On a scale of importance from 1 to 10, with 10 being the most important, this breaking development is a 500.

On Friday, the traditional day of the week for quietly releasing big news that will hopefully be ignored by the public—and also obscured by the Fort Lauderdale Airport shooting—the chief of Homeland Security announced that his office will be taking over US elections.

If you can’t see the coup in progress, you need to keep looking until the message comes through.

Read carefully—ABC News reports. My comments are in brackets:

“Citing increasingly sophisticated cyber bad actors and an election infrastructure that’s ‘vital to our national interests’, Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson announced Friday that he’s designating U.S. election systems critical infrastructure…”

[Also known as: “we’re taking over.”]

“’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 said in a statement. He added: ‘Particularly in these times, this designation is simply the right and obvious thing to do’.”

[Also known as: “we’re taking over.”]

“The determination came after months of review and despite opposition from many states worried that the designation would lead to increased federal regulation or oversight on the many decentralized and locally run voting systems across the country. It was announced on the same day a declassified U.S. intelligence report said Russian President Vladimir Putin ‘ordered’ an influence campaign in 2016 aimed at the U.S. presidential election.”

[Also known as: “we needed an excuse, a fake cover story for our takeover, and Russia is it.”]

“Such a change [in who controls the US election process] does not require presidential action [or Congressional approval], and only requires the secretary [of DHS] to first consult with the assistant to the president for homeland security and counterterrorism.”

[Also known as: “this is a coup by the White House.”]

“Johnson said election infrastructure included storage facilities, polling places and vote tabulation locations, plus 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.”

[Also known as: “We’re taking over every significant aspect of the national election process.”]

“The designation [of US elections as critical infrastructure] 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. 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.”

[Also known as: “we can intercede in the election process and determine its outcome without any need to pretend we’re being transparent; only people we approve will know the details of how we run elections; secrecy works.”]

“The Obama administration has proposed international cyber rules for peacetime that would expressly note that countries shouldn’t conduct online activity targeting critical [US] infrastructure, which will now also include election systems.”

[Also known as: “in case there is any doubt, elections systems in America will be property of the federal Executive Branch.”]

This is a coup.

This is equivalent to declaring a national state of emergency, including martial law: the DHS, if it deemed it necessary, could utilize armed agents to enforce the new directive and take over states’ offices that resist.

Election-processes belong to the states. But not anymore.

And of course, with this awesome new power, the DHS could intercede, behind the scenes, in the voting process and rig elections.

There is an additional aligned factor at work in this op: the proposed elimination of the Electoral College—yet another measure designed to “federalize” the election process.

Most people are entirely ignorant of the fact that the Constitution was a pact among states. With reluctance, the independent states agreed to relinquish certain specified powers to the newly created central government, while retaining all other powers.

The Electoral College was, therefore, a natural invention, because the states would maintain crucial influence in determining the outcome of presidential elections. State Electors would cast their presidential votes based on which candidate won in their state.

Eliminating the Electoral College now would add one more layer of federal control over the whole country, and take control from the states. More centralization.

Imagine it. Only the popular vote counts. The states are dumped. And on top of it all, the Dept. of Homeland Security has the power to run the election process as a piece of “critical infrastructure.”

Rigging the vote in New York and California, plus a few other populous states, would decide the election. And in time, no one would think about “New York” or “California” as separate entities—because they wouldn’t be. They would just be “more land and people” that are part of “wholly unified” America.

This is perfect for the “unity politicians” who spout empty rhetoric every chance they get—“we’re all in this together.” As I tirelessly point out, such slogans are nothing less than covert ops, and their goal is roping in as many dullards as possible under a messianic banner of A Better Life for All under a Beneficent Government.

Also known as: we the rulers decree, you the people submit; your survival depends on us; we give and take as we will, and that shall be the whole of the law.

Eventually, why have presidential elections at all? Just allow the DHS to determine which candidate will best serve the needs and desires of the controllers.

It’s cleaner, simpler, and more direct.

It’s a coup.

Will Trump cancel it?

Obama is basically challenging him to do it—which would create one more firestorm in the press directed at Trump.

“See, the new president just stopped the DHS from protecting our sacred free elections. Trump is exhibiting more treasonous cooperation with his Russian masters…he’s leaving the door wide open for their secret invasion against our liberties…”

The timeline is clear. One: Hillary will surely win the election. Two: Trump won the election. Three: Trump won because Russia “hacked the election” in his favor. Four: We must protect our national election process from foreign hacking. Five: Homeland Security must put itself in charge of national elections.

Stay tuned.

A coup just occurred.

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The author of three explosive collections, THE MATRIX REVEALED, EXIT FROM THE MATRIX, and POWER OUTSIDE THE MATRIX, Jon was a candidate for a US Congressional seat in the 29th District of California. He maintains a consulting practice for private clients, the purpose of which is the expansion of personal creative power. Nominated for a Pulitzer Prize, he has worked as an investigative reporter for 30 years, writing articles on politics, medicine, and health for CBS Healthwatch, LA Weekly, Spin Magazine, Stern, and other newspapers and magazines in the US and Europe. Jon has delivered lectures and seminars on global politics, health, logic, and creative power to audiences around the world. You can sign up for his free emails at NoMoreFakeNews.com or OutsideTheRealityMachine.

  • Gus Tapo

    The Gestapo will fix this on Jan 20

  • doucyet

    If their going to eliminate the EC, then every voter must be a legal citizen. And alive!

    • Karolyn

      Really? Don’t count on that since the Dems think it’s just fine for illegals to vote.

  • Psychic Warrior

    Imagine how irrelevant any election process is that is controlled by humans but is actually controlled by the Reptilian Overlords and their gatekeepers. It’s not our country, our planet or our elections or your vote. It’s their planet and they will create as much obfuscation that is necessary to keep US fighting among ourselves.

    • Derek

      Until they can’t. You sound awfully defeatist for a warrior.

      • Jeff

        I concur. We need fighters not new age whiners. Like they said in one of those Predator movies “if it bleeds we can kill it!” To all the people who say voting does not matter, it sure seems like it did this time. The powers that be really hate Trump

        • BeeTheChange

          It’s more likely Wikileaks is really TPTB’s little disinfo project, Trump was their choice all along, and all their alleged hatred is really just another lie.

          • Pyra Gorgon

            That’s the buzz on the porch.
            Trump is too tied into too many upper echelon circles for him to not have handlers and a script of agenda. Who would have ever voted for Trump if the other choice was not an obvious villain, Hillary Clinton? So yeah, I totally see your reasoning.

          • BeeTheChange

            … and then Trump and Putin will smoke the peace pipe with China. Global hegemony. Done.

          • Pyra Gorgon

            hmm! Interesting. Use more words. Puzzle into it religious, social, and local level impacts, please.

            You forget India and China are feuding. India is a powerhouse, too. I think Europe is going to get smushed under a mud people onslaught and filter out of power struggle equations for at least one generation, maybe two. Already we see banking cartels re-locate to the Orient and abandoning the West to wallow in the social engineering destruction-spiral of their making. America still has shiny war planes, though…

          • BeeTheChange

            Three biggest military forces on the planet combined into one, BRICS will fall in line. My prediction is based solely on what the globalists’ most probable timeline will be and the easiest method for them to accomplish it.

          • Pyra Gorgon

            Fair enough. Do you also include planetary changes? If you do not, all is for naught!

            We are entering the first year of the ice age. We see fluctuating weather patterns, crazy weather storms, increased seismic and volcanic activity, and crop losses due to fungi. Food shortages will be common starting by 2018.

            Hungry people is a game changer. Maybe that is why America is gearing up into a militarized police state…to handle hungry zombies…who they have mock trained against already…

          • BeeTheChange

            Who is saying this is the first year of an ice age? The claims of climatologists, geologists and most other scientists have proven unreliable.

        • onetree

          We’ll have to see over the next few months and years whether “electing” Trump made any difference at all or whether the same agenda just kicks into high gear.

        • NoCoincidences

          And they also hate those of us who voted for Trump. Three words for them:
          F*ck ’em all!

  • rahrog

    SECEDE from the federal government, and the bankster war criminals that own it.

    SECEDE…SECEDE…SECEDE!!!

    • Karolyn

      Texas is working on it!

      • Pyra Gorgon

        An Ozark ranger told a Texan rancher one morning over coffee, “Yeah, when I get out the door ’round six am, it takes me ten minutes in my ole pickup to get to my back 40.” The Texan, not to be outdone, says, “Pshaw! Here in Texas, we get up ’round five thirty and it takes me 3 hours in my pickup to get to my back 400!”
        The Ozark rancher nods knowingly, “Yep, I used to have a truck like that…”

      • rahrog

        YEP!!!

    • Elizabeth Martin

      Oh, sure. What’s the plan? Not doable in reality. cheers

  • Grace by Faith on yt

    Does this mean elections are technically part of the nation’s “infrastructure” now? Because I’ve never heard that word used in this context before. Why I find this article and the use of that word disturbing, and it’s ALL about words, is the EO that GHW Bush signed in 1992 (12803) privatizing the nation’s infrastructure (roads, bridges, dams, airports, railways, etc.), meaning it’s all up for sale to the highest bidder, foreign nations and American/foreign individuals included.

    Just one example of this sell-out is the owner of Klamath Lake and its dams. Hidden behind four subsidiary corporations, and I have them if anyone’s interested, is none other than Warren Buffet. So is this DHS stunt for real, or is it just a literal smoke screen for the truth, that anyone can buy our elections system now that it is part of our nations “infrastructure”?

    That said, I know elections are fake anyway and we do nothing but give our opinion to abet in their manufacture of fake consensus because the fed is a corporation and that’s how they roll (we go the the polls to be polled only, employees and inventory – us – of corporations never have a say in who runs it), but this chess move is entirely interesting, and quite possibly the most disturbing event of the New Year, and they are already legion.

  • BlackJack77

    Why are they doing this? So they can control all future elections and make sure only the most left wing, globalist candidates get elected. That way they can circumvent the will of the people at every turn. I just hope Trump is able to take the oath on 1/20 because they are still planning on blocking it and then holding a new election that they totally control.

    • Karolyn

      Our government gets more corrupt at every turn and the elite, establishment are only wanting to control each and every one of us. This is all being done, including the “fake news” stories and blaming Putin for Trump winning because the globalists and globalist Clinton didn’t win. They are out to get Trump any way they can and I hope he watches his back because they are not above eliminating those that don’t do their bidding.and fall in line. Hillary’s call after congratulating Trump on his win went straight to Podesta and told him “it wasn’t over yet”. These people that are supposed to represent the people are pure evil and they will get their due reward some day.

  • eddysachs

    ‘Drip …drip…drip…drip’…can you hear that?….its the sound of our lifeblood being slowly & inexorably siphoned off…a drop at a time…from the very Heart of America…along with free speech …….circling the drain.
    “Get up Stand up!…. Don’t give up the fight! …Get Up Stand Up!.. Stand up for your Rights” -Bob Marley

    • BeeTheChange
      • eddysachs

        Cheers Bee…beautiful image…he was right about so many paradigms that are eternal & untouched by time…& simple common sense kindness & humility… living in the ‘now’

        • BeeTheChange

          I know, and I miss him a lot. At least he left us his music. I put it on as soon as I saw your comment.

          “You can’t fool all the people all the time.” Ya.

    • Elizabeth Martin

      Yep – we the People must regain our Constitution, The NWO/totalitarian tiptoe is now the loud sound of the jack-booted thugs of the Fourth Reich. We must each fight on every level we still have available to us. This does not mean military civil war, because we cannot win that way. May Heaven help us all, and may we all help each other – or we’ll all be in the FEMA Concentration camps – what a “life”….. cheers

      • eddysachs

        my sentiments as well …cheers

        • Elizabeth Martin

          We all have to keep our spirits and body/mind strong…………and keep standing up TOGETHER. Otherwise, we’re toast. Take good care………..much love

  • Darkwing

    Tramp, sorry Trump, will keep this is place, that will make his reelection a pass.

  • gweneth

    DHS the darling of the faked 911 disaster will allow for free elections….right.
    Here is a simple, yet (I hope) effective way to vote.
    This a first blush, so would like to know what others think.
    Each voter would make up an eight character unique userid and password to login into the voting machine Cast your vote.
    Then get a receipt (date and time stamped and make sure the receipt represents your vote).
    Then the vote counters may count and publish (on a secure website) all votes with the unique userid (the owner would be the only person to know which is his or her id).They must publish the votes cast – as this would legitimize to all voters that a vote cast is a vote counted.
    The voter then looks for this id (at the published sight) and ensure the votes are accurate.
    This would, also, allow for a real number of voters in a precinct to be counted.

    Paper, of course is the only real answer along with verifiers and keeping them at the counting table until all votes counted have been verified at least 3 times.

    • onetree

      I don’t think Homeland Security is going to see any need to legitimize elections. The results will be treated like any other aspect of “national security.” After all, we are not officers of this corporate entity we’ve known as our country. And I don’t believe they even consider us shareholders. Regardless of what they believe, however, we actually are shareholders and all actions they have done to try to become our masters and/or owners is illegitimate. The biggest mistake people make is believing that the fake system they like to call the “federal government” or even “state government” is necessary for the people to get along with one another. I would argue that “government” is the main reason we’ve had so much trouble achieving an ongoing peaceful relationship.

    • Elizabeth Martin

      Those who COUNT the votes control the outcome. Blackbox voting is easiest to manipulate, but don’t forget all the PAPER votes thrown into the waters of Florida, and the Unconstitutional Supreme Court manipulation back with little Bushie. And all the NEW deviousness devised by the Obama/Clinton clan!

  • Jeff

    Anyone else notice that Jeh Johnson looks like an eel?
    This has been a crazy year of the Deep State losing its grip and its narrative. Is this in the cards? Something inevitable and irresistible like Pluto in Capricorn? First it was Hillary will win in a landslide, then it changed very unexpectedly to The Electors will refuse to endorse Trump, then it morphed into a ludicrous fantasy about Trump being a Russian Spy! I am just a bit concerned that there is a huge military buildup on the Russian border that is being blacked out (can we even say that now?!?) by the MSM, and Obama still seems like he is going to pull come crap and try to nullify the election. This power grad by DHS makes no sense, unless they are planning to do something drastic

  • WatchmanofEzekiel33

    Truly we live under an Oligarchy Regime.

  • Kevin Harrison

    so what can WE THE PEOPLE SO ABOUT IT

    • onetree

      I think the first to realize is that it’s all illegitimate.

  • Archie1954

    It would have been a lot less necessary for a federal takeover if the States had done a decent job of managing elections. they haven’t done that. Everything from election fraud to preventing voters from voting has been the norm. Throw in a little outrageous gerrymandering and you have a completely compromised election process. If Federalization can cure that than go to it!

    • Pam Rugtiv

      As soon as the traitor president is gone this will begin to look like America again.

  • Reggin Mudd

    All voting does is give them your consent. Wake up…

  • Jon, it was great to meet you in San Mateo in 2014. Thank you so much for staying on top of situations like this, and keeping those who care informed on Activist Post!

  • rom
  • Amish Prepper

    Department of Homeland Security is going to be cleaned out and this will not happen on DJT’s watch, you can bet on that. He will not allow our elections to be taken over by our government!

  • Pam Rugtiv

    Sorry, Obama–Elections are owned by the states. PEOTUS will undo it.

  • Eric Bolt

    Homeland insecurity was filled w/ the most Dangerous 9/11 terrorist 4 years before America was told it existed-! criminally controlling Bush over Gore-! dozens of 9/11terrorist, escaped Justice inside the HomeLand insecurity Dept in 1999- 2000-! Some of the highest ranking TICA terrorist known control the HLinsecurity Office-! 9/11 terrorist Oklahoma City terrorist [ANB] criminally Murders Agents gov Employees like the 70’s & before today still unchallenged He works for the FBI & the CIA as other Agency’s needing Murder to carry out kabbalah rule over America

  • Louis Charles

    a WELL REGULATED MILITIA, being necessary for the security of a free state…….

    stupid American Ostrich. What part of this don’t you get?

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