Why Is Jeh Johnson Flexing Muscle Now Less Than Fifteen Days Before A New Administration

Statement by Secretary Jeh Johnson on the Designation of Election Infrastructure
as a Critical Infrastructure Subsector

Release Date: January 6, 2017
For Immediate Release

I have determined that election infrastructure in this country should be designated as a subsector of the existing Government Facilities critical infrastructure sector. 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.

I have reached this determination so that election infrastructure will, on a more formal and enduring basis, be a priority for cybersecurity assistance and protections that the Department of Homeland Security provides to a range of private and public sector entities. By “election infrastructure,” we mean storage facilities, polling places, and centralized vote tabulations locations used to support the election process, and information and communications technology to include voter registration databases, voting machines, and other systems to manage the election process and report and display results on behalf of state and local governments.

Prior to reaching this determination, my staff and I consulted many state and local election officials; I am aware that many of them are opposed to this designation. It is important to stress what this designation does and does not mean. This designation does not mean a federal takeover, regulation, oversight or intrusion concerning elections in this country. This designation does nothing to change the role state and local governments have in administering and running elections.

The designation of election infrastructure as critical infrastructure subsector does mean that election infrastructure becomes a priority within the National Infrastructure Protection Plan. It also enables this Department to prioritize our cybersecurity assistance to state and local election officials, but only for those who request it. Further, the designation makes clear both domestically and internationally that election infrastructure enjoys all the benefits and protections of critical infrastructure that the U.S. government has to offer. Finally, a designation makes it easier for the federal government to have full and frank discussions with key stakeholders regarding sensitive vulnerability information.

Particularly in these times, this designation is simply the right and obvious thing to do.

Full Press Release HERE.


WTH? Nationalized Voting?

Why would this lackwit, Muslim, Obama-zombie even consider such a move?

Not only is this a perversion of our democratic voting rights as a nation, but it is NOT within the power and scope of DHS to make laws. It usurps states rights and the right of congress. He called the states back in August to “offer” assistance on cybersecurity if they wanted it. Yet the courts forced states to stop when voter id was under review. That in itself helped curb some fraud in states that had a form of voter id in place.

Plain and simple stop using voting machines that are computerized in any way, go back to hand-counting along with better security measures, and certified guards. Link state records to check names registered against social security numbers, death certificates and current addresses before allowing a person to complete the registration to vote process. Don’t allow online computer voting and registration. How about scanning the magnetic strip on current driver’s license or identification card as they come in the door so that only those databased for the location (downloaded the night before election day) will be allowed to move into the voting area?

The only cyberattacks mentioned at all were done BY DHS according to Georgia more on their system. The only proven irregularities came from Democrats who launched underhanded means for manipulating outcomes like bussing in or trading votes.

Why now less than 15 days before Trump takes office? What purpose does this stupidity serve? Or, is it covering up with sleight of hand?


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13 Responses to Why Is Jeh Johnson Flexing Muscle Now Less Than Fifteen Days Before A New Administration

    • Uriel says:

      I am not a big Alex Jones fan. His conspiracy stuff while worrisome is a bit over the top for me. We now have a new president duly elected with congressional approval. Had this been done in October when Jeh first brought it up then yes I would have sweated it. At this point to try to overturn would be an act of treason I believe and all who take part labeled so. That is not legal opinion obviously but certainly one I believe. Just as I believe the SMART next step is to swear him in MONDAY of next week quietly to prevent further discord or actions. Then have regular inauguration as scheduled. What I am More worried about is the UN meeting coming up next week unless they move it to a later date. Obama could side with them legally at the summit if he is still technically in office to blast Israel and go to war against them at this point. Even if the House has nearly unanimously put paid to his midnight actions.

      • I.R. Wayright says:

        A lot of people thought Glenn Beck was nutz a few years back when he was still on CNN and later on FoxNews. A surprising number of his predictions came true. Most notable among them was the “Caliphate” he laid out on the white boards for us.
        Who believed him then? How did he know what was coming?
        Lately his radio program is more of a comedy show but I still listen when I can.
        I’d like to subscribe to the Blaze but I don’t spend money I don’t have for extra entertainment.

        I admit that Alex Jones is pretty radical with some of his theories but you can not ignore the man and need to see what he says, apply your own filter, and keep your eyes and ears open. I mean, who do you trust more, him or a current administration spokesperson?
        Jones helped spread the word about the “Bilderburgers” and that is information everyone needs to know. He was in the crowd outside Trump rallies being attacked so he could give us man on the street reports of what was going on.

        In summary, why not get as much information as you can from a variety of sources?
        That way you will eventually arrive at the truth, however obscured and slanted it had been.

        • Uriel says:

          Good point. I agree.

        • Terry says:

          I have to agree with you I.R. Where there’s smoke there’s a reason. As outrageous as some of his “conspiracy theories” have been, there is almost always enough evidence to at least make you wonder. And with what all that is going on that we know about for sure, it’s not too big a step to believe ANY theory.

  1. MadJack says:

    The next two weeks are going to be rife with danger. Hopefully our congress will step up to the plate to thwart Obama.

    • Uriel says:

      You said it Madjack! Welcome to Hardnox. From the opening minutes though we see Demwits already causing problems.

  2. Hardnox says:

    Sorry dude… read the Constitution. Yeah that thingy. Voting is a State’s issue. Go pound sand.

    He can determine anything he wants in retirement…

    • Uriel says:

      The only thing DHS has been good for over the years is funneling all monies to pie-in-pockets There has been little accountability for law or states rights. General guidelines for cyber are something states should be cognizant of but they should have rights to decide what and how within their borders to meet them.

  3. myfoxmystere says:

    Jeh Johnson’s whoppers stink of Democratic Sewage backup. On a side note, I smell a tinge of sewage from his buttbrother Hank Johnson mixed in the slop. Did Jeh and Hank try to flip Guam over and end up falling into someone’s toilet instead? Jeh has this ability to fling turds around.

  4. SafeSpace says:

    According to new legislation currently before the House, ALL new regulations from unelected officials in non-legislative agency positions MUST pass (among other things) a cost-benefit analysis before being enacted. Proposed regulations must also pass scrutiny as to whether they even fall within federal purview — or if they are state-level matters. So much for Feh’s grandiose plans.