There’s a reason that the federal government has very little say in how our elections are run. Having the central government in control of the entire process could easily lead to such massive corruption it would threaten the entire foundation of the country. So it’s not hyperbole to suggest that Barack Obama’s attempts to weigh in to the 2016 election is a very dangerous step.
Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson said that he’s considering designating the nation’s electronic voting system a “critical infrastructure,” and therefore subject to federal oversight. This is all a direct result of the hacking that infiltrated the Democratic National Committee recently, The New York Times is reporting. (Which, frankly, could make the tinfoil hat folks suspicious about the entire incident.) Anyway, Johnson said he was considering contacting local election officials to develop some security measures – whatever that means.
“We should carefully consider whether our election system, our election process is critical infrastructure, like the financial sector, like the power grid,” Mr. Johnson told reporters in Washington. “There’s a vital national interest in our electoral process.”
White House spokesman Josh Earnest said…
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