Leaders of Congress Demand a Federalized Voting System

vote-5By Kurt Nimmo, Blacklisted News

On Wednesday Paul Ryan, Nancy Pelosi, Mitch McConnell, and Harry Reid sent a letter to Todd Valentine of the National Association of State Election directors.

The leaders of Congress said “the states face the challenge of malefactors that are seeking to use cyberattacks to disrupt the administration of our elections” and urged the association to work with the Department of Homeland Security and “public and private sector resources” to secure the election system. They also called for designating the election system as critical infrastructure.

In August the Department of Homeland Security director Jeh Johnson said the government “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,” he added.

Johnson made his remarks after Obama ordered the CIA’s Foreign Denial and Deception Committee to investigate the hacking of voter registration databases in Arizona and Illinois. The Illinois hack occurred in late July. It brought down the state’s voter registration for 10 days and compromised data on as many as 200,000 registered voters. The Arizona intrusion was less significant. It allegedly introduced malware into the voter registration system but data was not stolen.

Neither hack endangered the voting system or attempted to influence the election.

Blame for the attacks was immediately affixed to Russia and became part of a larger propaganda campaign to convince the American people Vladimir Putin and the Russians are attempting to sabotage the election.

There is, however, no evidence Russia is engaged in an attempt to influence the election. The FBI admitted it has no idea who is responsible.

Despite this, NBC reported the “consensus among U.S. intelligence analysts is that Russia is seeking to undermine confidence in the U.S. system, using the hacks into the Democratic National Committee, state election systems and other targets that have yet to be made public, as part of a larger campaign.”

Johnson weighed in on election system cyberattacks prior to the Illinois and Arizona intrusions. “We should carefully consider whether our election system, our election process, is critical infrastructure like the financial sector, like the power grid,” he said.

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 comments drew sharp criticism.

“That confirms what another high-level source who attended a White House meeting last week said – that DHS officials admitted they had no evidence of any ‘credible threat’ of a cyber-attack,” Hans von Spakovsky wrote for the Conservative Review on August 17. “But designating the nation’s election system as ‘critical infrastructure’ under a post 9/11 federal statute may be a way for the administration to get Justice Department lawyers, the FBI, and DHS staff into polling places they would otherwise have no legal right to access, which would enable them to interfere with election administration procedures around the country.”

The Democrats have already interfered with the election system. In July a WikiLeaks email dump revealed there had been a plot to smear Bernie Sanders and to hand the Democratic nomination to Clinton. Moreover, there was collusion between the DNC and the establishment media to undermine Sanders.

More directly, during the California primary independent voters were disenfranchised. A grassroots organization, Watch The Vote, collected complaints to show a civil grand jury the various ways the election was rigged. Additionally, according to a CBS investigation, votes were cast in Southern California by dead people.

“What it does is every single vote that’s cast by a dead voter actually cancels out a vote of a lawful voter cause if they voted for one candidate and you voted let’s say for another, your vote got canceled out,” said Ellen Swensen of True the Vote.

Jeh Johnson and the government should not be looking at Russia, but the Democrats and others documented to have manipulated the vote.

Kurt Nimmo is the editor of Another Day in the Empire. He is the former lead editor and writer of Infowars.com.

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10 Comments on "Leaders of Congress Demand a Federalized Voting System"

  1. More control for them crooks…

    Always be a light that is shininginthedark

  2. This is a hopelessly bad idea – 50 decentralized voting systems is much more secure than one centralized system controlled by our federal authorities, who have shown too many times they cannot be trusted.

    A better system altogether would be to keep the national media out of the process altogether, we can wait a few days for all paper ballots to be counted in each precinct and properly tabulated with full transparency and auditing capability. If you’re serious about election corruption, take it offline and keep it as low tech as possible with full transparency and accountability. Anything as important as our election results can be properly validated and certified, there is no rush to get it done since no one takes office for months afterward.

  3. Problem, reaction, solution? Maybe they should mandate having identification cards and citizenship paperwork to prevent foreign infiltrators.

  4. Garry Compton | October 3, 2016 at 3:15 am | Reply

    According to Russian news , the Russian Gov. called the Amerikansky Gov up and had a chat over that ” alleged election crime” and the Russians claim that they would work with the WH on finding the real hackers. No word from the WH was ever received in Moscow tho. I believe the RU news over the US news – any day !

  5. Perfect way to rig a presidential election, don’t you think? Just hand it over to Obama’s right hand man, Jeh Johnson.
    “Rigged election? What’s that”? Obama.

  6. deplorableLittljo | October 3, 2016 at 6:51 am | Reply

    The great gems software (voting machine o.s.) will anoint the hildabeast as the next potus. Some point between Nov and Jan she will become terminal and be whisked away, thus cementing the no-name-potus for a third term.

  7. The best way to guard against voter fraud is to make the Electoral College proportional so it won’t be winner take all. Currently, key districts tip a state and the winner of those districts takes all the votes in that state.

    If each candidate kept the districts that voted for him or her then the corruption would have to be so widespread and no one could possibly corrupt enough districts to tip the election.

    It would also force candidates to campaign in each state and listen to each district instead of ignoring non-swing states.

    Only 100 or so votes come from non congressional districts and those can be managed directly.

    Any comments?

  8. The only reasons Hillary Clinton is even on the Presidential stage with Donald Trump is because she has corrupted the State Department the Justice Department, the FBI and the Dem Party’s primary process.

    She used the Clinton Foundation as a back door to the State Department while she and Bill were “on the grift” with their hands out in the 112 countries she visited as Secretary of State (SOS and do we ever mean it!!!).

    She corrupted the Justice Department by offering Loretta Lynch a job as her AG if she was elected.

    Lynch in turn corrupted the FBI so Clinton would not be indicted.

    So, now that Obama weaponized the IRS to prevent conservative non-profits from getting that designation from the IRS, how much is left to corrupt from the oval office???

    Let’s try Environmental Protection Agency where many of their leaders were building bombs in someone’s basement 10 years ago and discovered they could bring America to it’s knees with regulations and it’s a lot safer…

    Any others???

  9. Paul Mitchell | October 3, 2016 at 2:25 pm | Reply

    If there was any serious desire to protect the integrity of the voting system they would go back to paper ballots – duh, only in the U.S. of A.

  10. If the military-industrial complex wants a war with Russia, and is funding and training al-Qaeda, and is taking down buildings in the USA and killing Americans, what do they need voting for. Why not declare a police state and suspend the Constitution, and declare voting irrelevant. OH, that’s right, they already have. Except they need the staged theatrical productions called elections to prove that invasions of other countries are merely an effort to deliver the same kind of democracy and freedom that Americans enjoy in the Homeland.

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