Why Is The DHS Preparing To Take Control Of The US Election?

Tyler Durden's picture

What do you do when you're the dictatorial leader of an oppressive government regime looking to maintain power while simultaneously preserving the facade of free and open elections?  Well, if you're the Obama administration then you look for avenues to nationalize state-run election infrastructure.

But you can't just seize control of infrastructure that has been successfully run at the state level for a couple hundred years...that kind of stuff only happens in Venezuela and we're better than that.  No, you need a catalyst for this kind of blatant power grab.  "Coincidentally", a catalyst just like the FBI's warning a couple of days ago about "foreign hackers [read Putin] penetrating state election systems."  Then, once you've defined the super villain, all you need is a couple of political cronies to go on a fear mongering tour to whip the electorate into a frenzy.  And wouldn't you know it...Harry Reid recently did just that by sending a letter to the FBI voicing his "concerns" that the "Russian government" may be looking to tamper with the upcoming presidential election.  Per the New York Times, Harry Reid's letter to the FBI included the following:

"I have recently become concerned that the threat of the Russian government tampering in our presidential election is more extensive than widely known and may include the intent to falsify official election results.

The combination of all these things might be just enough to scare the American electorate into forfeiting another chunk of their individual sovereignty to the elite political class in Washington DC while plunging us one step closer to the inevitable end game of "fundamentally transforming" our constitutional democracy into a police state.

Per the Washington Examiner, this sort of scenario is precisely what Department of Homeland Security Secretary, Jeh Johnson, discussed at an event hosted by The Christian Science Monitor earlier this month.  

"We 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."

 

"There's no one federal election system. There are some 9,000 jurisdictions involved in the election process."

Jeh Johnson's comments related to election infrastructure can be viewed below.  His full comments can be viewed here.

 

As an added little benefit, seizing control of state election infrastructure makes it so much easier to move toward the ultimate end game of standardized federal voting laws.  Fighting intense legal battles in multiple states on voter ID laws and the rights of convicted felons to vote is just too tedious and the costs of expensive lawyers keeps adding up for Soros (see "Soros Emerges As Mastermind Behind Plan To "Enlarge Electorate By At Least 10 Million Voters").

So how is "critical infrastructure" defined and exactly how is it managed?  Well the Department of Homeland Security has a whole website dedicated to that topic. 

The nation's critical infrastructure provides the essential services that underpin American society and serve as the backbone of our nation's economy, security, and health. We know it as the power we use in our homes, the water we drink, the transportation that moves us, the stores we shop in, and the communication systems we rely on to stay in touch with friends and family.

 

Overall, there are 16 critical infrastructure sectors that compose the assets, systems, and networks, whether physical or virtual, so vital to the United States that their incapacitation or destruction would have a debilitating effect on security, national economic security, national public health or safety, or any combination thereof. The National Protection and Programs Directorate's Office of Infrastructure Protection (IP) leads the coordinated national effort to manage risks to the nation's critical infrastructure and enhance the security and resilience of America's physical and cyber infrastructure. Read more about how IP leads this national effort.

And why shouldn't we trust political appointees to run federal elections?  They've proven themselves time and again to be impartial, disinterested parties, right?  Well there is that one time when the IRS targeted Tea Party groups but that was just one time.  We're sure that would never happen again...

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Four chan's picture

the jews we gave we the peoples airwaves to have used it against us, but they fucked up, they pushed the biggest criminal since madoff on us and we the people aren't having that or their bullshit polls. the jew, media, npr and educational leftist all fucked up by backing that peice of shit. now we can all have a great big belly laugh at them showing their asses and her getting destroyed by a real american. DONALD TRUMP.

gonetogalt's picture

Well, if Harry Reid is OK with it it must be OK.

Here2Go's picture
Here2Go (not verified) gonetogalt Aug 31, 2016 5:13 PM

"Is Homeland Security Preparing To Take Control Of The US Election?"

 

Only if it looks like Hillary might lose...

wee-weed up's picture

 

 

Be afraid... be VERY afraid.

This needs to be stopped by all means possible.

Beam Me Up Scotty's picture

Russians can't tamper with PAPER BALLOTS MORONS!!!  It doesn't get any fucking SIMPLER THAN THAT!!!

Oh the real reason you don't like paper ballots is YOU can't tamper with them either!!!  Or its much harder to tamper with them!!!

espirit's picture

Well this certainly looks like the end game.

DHS in all 57 States when the ballots are cast. LEO's on board to maintain order when the tallys are in.

It's been a hoot ZHers, been proud to be here.

SWRichmond's picture

Here's how this works: the lavishly government-funded think tanks constantly wargame "scenarios" which might result in loss of control by the MIC.  Studying and comparing multiple scenarios results in response measures which appear to be viable in many different scenarios.  Thus is born the all-encompassing enemy; since the people have observably grown tired of Al-CIAda, the Russians will do nicely.  So start floating stories via the MSM about Russian intervention in this or that.  Do it early, it will be useful later and you will be able to provide specifics later which suit your as yet unknown but soon-to-be current problem.

Later, when you are surprised to learn you might lose an election to a populist (which none of your pundits came close to predicting), enhance the Russian Boogeyman theory with increased specifics (remember, the Russians are already to blame for ...whatever).  Stories of election hacks, political party hacks, and so on. 

And now we have a senior Democrat operative (who is now a reliable mouthpiece, having obviously once before wandered off the reservation and been suitably "corrected" by beating him badly in an "exercise equipment acident") start wondering aloud about Russians hacking the election.  And actually this is delicious, because it means the dems are convinced they're going to get their heads handed to them in November and they need an excuse for their faithful, and also perhaps a reason why the FEC will refuse to certify the results of the election.  Enhance and build public perception by having another Communist operative at the Orwellian-named DHS announce publicly that elections are a vital national resource.

TRAIN.  Check your cold-weather EQ.  The "election" is in November.  The swearing-in (if it happens) is in January.

RESIST.  Freedom isn't free, and it sure as hell isn't easy, and it's certainly not something someone else is going to give you.

LowerSlowerDelaware_LSD's picture
LowerSlowerDelaware_LSD (not verified) espirit Aug 31, 2016 10:53 PM

"Why Is The DHS Preparing To Take Control Of The US Election?"

Becasue they already changed all of the signs and stationary to say President Hillary.

bleu's picture

Agree. We gonna get Hillary. http://bit.ly/1p1jKnr

MarsInScorpio's picture

This is the lead-in I wrote when I shared this on Facebook:

 

I wrote just a day or two ago that if you can't see what Obama and Crazy Hillary are doing to make a complete take-over of America and finish the job of establishing a dictatorship, then you are a complete idiot - an idiot so stupid that you don't deserve any respect for anything you have to say.

Especially when these idiots start their CIA-approved chanting rants about "conspiracy theories" from "tin-foil hat" whack jobs. It's nothing less than the last desperation attack using Saul Alinsky's "Rules for Radicals" prescription of ridicule to eliminate the credibility of your opponents.

And with so many Useful Complete and Total Idiots quacking the Party Line in and on the MSM, you can be sure these snickering jerks will be out like Mad Dogs baying at the midnight full moon.

Anyone who can say with a straight face that Crazy Hillary's extremely well-documented video and photograph evidence that she is one clot away from burning in Hell, will just breeze through mocking the take-over of our 2016 presidential election.

Obama is a mad, dictatorial psychopath whose every aspect of who he is, and what he is, is nothing but a lie. Combine his lunacy with the mentally deranged Crazy Hillary, add a despicable Congress terrified to impeach and remove, a federal court system incapable of issuing meaningful orders to jail Obama for contempt, a criminalized FBI that won't arrest this band of insane power seekers, all wrapped up with what Obama has created to be dictatorial Executive Orders, and you have America's Hitler and Stalin melded into the sick minds of Obama and Crazy Hillary.

This is that which you've been warned about ever since people saw through the MSM brick wall protecting Obama from real scrutiny.

You have to be crazy to vote for Crazy Hillary. But if Obama and Crazy Hillary pull off the following election take-over, blood will flow to kill them before they kill America.

This situation is exactly why the Second Amendment is in the Bill of Rights. What other choice is there but to fight for your life when dictators try to take it away?

The Saint's picture
The Saint (not verified) espirit Aug 31, 2016 10:57 PM

The Federal Government is the single largest crime syndicate this country has ever seen.  Let's hope one man, Donald Trump, can turn the government back into a servant of the people instead of monster of criminality.

The Gun Is Good's picture

It's not a one-man job, unfortunately. It would be oh so nice if it were (for us), but we're all going to have to get our feet dirty to change this. (Plus, presidents have been whacked for going against the deep state grain before....)

OpTwoMistic's picture

Obama has to be removed right now even if it takes the military. This man is nuts.  I do not believe Hitlery will even be on the ballot in nov.

archon's picture

Time to do elections like a real banana republic... dip your finger in the ink well, vote, and go home.

Bad Attitude's picture

Can't do the inky finger thing. That makes it difficult for Democrats to vote more than once.

At ever stage, the credibility of the election process is being destroyed. Requiring voters to produce some form of ID (just like they have to do to buy lottery tickets, cigarettes, and alcohol) is "racist." Attempting to purge the voter rolls of dead people is "racist." Not letting felons vote is "racist." And now, Obama want's one of his apparatchiks to run all of the elections.

Trump is right. The election system is rigged.

Forward (over the cliff)!

piliage's picture

Dats Rayciss....

Jeh Johnson is a scary Marxist piece of shit. Here are some of his choice opinions.

"it's 'Critical' We Don't Call ISIS 'Islamic Extremism'"

"The President's executive orders on immigration are constitutional"

"The reading of the Quran reminded me of 2 things that MLK said which are quintessentially American values"

"undocumented aliens in the United States are not going away and are in effect citizens"

How we have this fascist running border security is breathtakingly corrupt and terrifying.

SWRichmond's picture

Agree.  Johnson has made some truly revealing statements.

weburke's picture

me thinks clinton does not trust the head of fbi and some guys in it. 

macholatte's picture

 

I think nearly all of us here know what this DHS False Flag is all about.
It’s NOT about stopping an election hack but ensuring one.
This scenario would likely not exist had Trump not made a big stink about voter fraud.
The oligarches will stop at nothing to get their way.

Give Me Paper Ballots & Liberty or Give Me Death
– some rich old white guy

 

VOTE TRUMP
VOTE OFTEN

!! NEVER HITLARY !!

The Merovingian's picture

We have paper ballots here where I am registered ... I am photocopying the damn thing before sending it in.

RockySpears's picture

Of all the paper ballots, the Postal one are the easiest to "play with".

  Vote in person, it's the only way.

We got Brexit on paper only,

RS

Things that go bump's picture

Isn't this a cause to demonstrate over? I'd prefer those spooks in DHS keep their hands off our elections. 

DavidC's picture

Given the choice available to the American people I would imagine the Russioans are quite happy just to let them get on with it, sit back and enjoy the farce.

At least Trump has said that he is willing to talk with the Russians, Hitllary on the other hand...

DavidC

poeg's picture

Only people with "hand on" access to the voting machines CAN tamper with them. WTF is so hard about grasping that one UNASSAILABLE fact????

Anti-kleptocrat's picture

.. and so United States Revolution #2 begins ... history will not mourn the many politicians, bureaucrats, and 'journalists' lost in the fight ... 

LowerSlowerDelaware_LSD's picture
LowerSlowerDelaware_LSD (not verified) Here2Go Aug 31, 2016 5:19 PM

They flood the country with ILLEGAL aliens then say "trust us, we'll do the elections fairly."

BennyBoy's picture

DUMBSHIT DHS here's the Best Practices:

 

PAPER BALLOTS

 

 

TeamDepends's picture

From the people who brought you the Affordable Care Act (guffaws), comes the wait for it........(suspenseful music) Elections Are Too Important For You Little Peons To Have Any Say Act! That's right citizen, you don't have to worry about election results any more. So, BOHICA!!!

DeadFred's picture

It would be s good way for the Kenyan Guy to stay in power for a few more years. Just declare that the election was hacked by the Ruskies and call for a new one in a couple years after the system was improved. Obama for Prez 2016!!!

adanata's picture

 

 

Not to worry... they don't have the time to accomplish it before this bizarro 'election'... I use the term loosely.

DuneCreature's picture

Oh, sure they can. One little EO from the Muslim and Chief and presto-changeo. ...... Or so they think........

Are they that stupid? ....... I'll give you 4 to 1 on that bet.

A taste of the inner workings at US Department Of Homeland Security. .......... All is not 'as advertised' at homey land sucky tease headquarters.

The Army Of Darkness - Former DHS Terror Analyst Phillip Haney

Starts about 29:00 min. in.

On Caravan To Midnight Show with John B. Wells

Live Hard, ISIS is USus And Us Is Ice Cold Idiots For Not See'n It, Die Free

~ DC 2.0

Slomotrainwreck's picture

"Is Homeland Security Preparing To Take Control Of The US Election?"

Step 1 - find 50,000 volunteers with laptops & WIFI

Step 2 - Assign each a polling station

Step 3 - Load an open source software questionnaire package on their laptop which sends data to a secure server.

Step 5 - The important step. Go to the polling area and ask exiting voters to honestly answer the the questionnaire.

Step 5 - Throw the new falsely elected BUMS out! Then overthrow the government. Then live happily ever after.

Bastille Day's picture

DHS determined rhat Trump is too dangerous to be pres and to save the nation they must take over the elections to ensure that he does not become pres.  You know, in the name of Homeland security.

ToSoft4Truth's picture
Hmmm....  Sounds familiar.

 


"I've abandoned free elections to save the free election process." - Barrack Obama

 


"I've abandoned free market principles to save the free market system" - George W. Bush
JRobby's picture

Anybody DHS labels as dangerous and or an "enemy combatant" is one until DHS is dislodged from power.

October 26, 2001 through 2016 will be known as the total fascism years of American history. Cheney and his burned out little monkey boy Bush created DHS and the legislature passed it into law. They are all to blame and they will all be tried when the time comes.

Clashfan's picture

JRobby--They are all to blame and they will all be tried when the time comes.

Me--hahahahahahahahahaha

that was funny +1

Who writes your stuff? Killer.

Mr Pink's picture

Is this the same Jeh Johnson who recently said that Trump was not fit for POTUS? Sounds like a perfect impartial professional to oversee our election

WayPastCaring's picture

Would you fucking morons quit yammering about the Jews??? Just STFU already. God, I am so sick of that, I suppose you won't be happy until you can start Holocaust II, The Final Solution Redux, so you can wipe out all of those big-nosed, dirty, money-grubbing, child-eating animals, right???

Heil!

Mr. Universe's picture

I know all through out history everybody has gotten it wrong about those whom Jesus said "are followers the synagogue of Satan" I know, just because there was lots of smoke, there was no real fire that explains the eviction of them from over 100 countries. Yep, they have no part in this at all. Just ask good 'ol Georgie Soros, as he lines up the international police force to oversee the elections and makes sure things go the right way. 

Fiction Peddler's picture

He referred to the synagogue of Satan as those who claim to be Jews but are liars.  These must be the ones running much of the world today.  There must be others who call themselves Jewish who are not evil.

 

fishpoem's picture

Perhaps you're not paying attention. As an exercise, run through the list of Obama's top advisors. No random sample there. If you haven't noticed the intimate connection between American Jewish organizations, zionist Israel, and Washington money flow, you're missing a real treat.

Borrow Owl's picture

Hey Tylers:

WTF is up with the ongoing autoplay bullshit?

I honestly couldn't give a flying fuck what the Combover Messiah has to say.

Hows about we save that shit for the dumbfuck herd animals?

 

 

Friedrich not Salma's picture

Install NoScript and don't approve ZH.com to run scripts.

El Vaquero's picture

They want to go from a system where hackers have to hack a shitload of decentralized sites to only having to hack one.  Morons.  

ToSoft4Truth's picture

Morons?  They're in on it.  They are brilliant. 

espirit's picture

It's not that I'm really fixated, or needing truth.

But why is your banana sun burnt... err watermelon colored?