We already know the Democratic National Committee rigged the primary process in Hillary’s favor. And for months, tin-hat types have warned that Progressives are working on plans to somehow cook the 2016 election.
So when Department of Homeland Security (DHS) chief Jeh Johnson announced plans to strengthen polling places nationwide against cyber attacks by categorizing them as ‘critical infrastructure’ it’s hard not to take note. Furthermore, he claims DHS is conducting discussions with some 9,000 local voting jurisdictions throughout the U.S.
If the election process becomes part of the ‘critical infrastructure,’ then the federal government would provide ‘strategic guidance’ on cyber and physical threats, coordinate with ‘federal agencies, state, local and tribal governments and private-sector stakeholders.’
Simply put, categorizing the election process as ‘critical infrastructure’ means the federal government will develop uniform guidelines for administering elections in all 50 states and U.S. territories, including the development of software, hardware and all the federal oversight that goes with it. Also worrisome is that word ‘stakeholder,’ defined as “an independent party with whom each of those who make a wager deposits the money or counters wagered,” is the same word used time and again by the United Nations, especially when it comes to programs like ‘Agenda 21.’
Add to this — a newly approved presidential policy directive (PPD) to define what qualifies as a “significant attack” in comparison to “steady-state incidents,” which is “digital espionage efforts.” The PPD also introduces jurisdictional boundaries for the FBI, DHS and Office of the Director of National Intelligence to follow when it comes to relevant investigative cybersecurity cases and based upon details of the incident.
Top this off with a group of cybersecurity professionals working to make sure that if Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton wins the election in November, she’ll have cybersecurity advisers to include in her administration. This is in-line with the DNC’s platform which promises to “build on the Obama Administration’s Cybersecurity National Action Plan.”
That plan includes supporting the “empowerment of a federal Chief Information Security Officer and Obama’s establishment of a 12 member Commission on Enhancing National Cybersecurity within the Commerce Department.” Remember that the Commerce Departments’ mission is to “promote job creation and improved living standards for all Americans by creating an infrastructure that promotes economic growth, technological competitiveness, and sustainable development.”
And while it’s fairly safe to say President Obama isn’t going to take over the nationwide election by November 2016 or even cancel them, once you connect enough of the dots, it becomes more than a conspiracy theory.