Obama loves his power, but things were just taken to a whole new level with this new push from Obama’s Department of Homeland security that could allow the government to determine the outcome of elections by literally having their hands in the voting machines.
They claim they’re doing it to “protect” the election from being hacked, but there’s no way Obama and Jeh Johnson are going to get conservatives to buy it.
The federal government wants to help states keep hackers from manipulating the November election, amid growing fears that the U.S. political system is vulnerable.
But Georgia’s top election official is balking at the offers of assistance — and accusing the Obama administration of using exaggerated warnings of cyberthreats to intrude on states’ authority.
Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp’s objections add to a bumpy start for the Department of Homeland Security’s attempt to shore up safeguards for the election, during a summer when cyberattacks on the Democratic National Committee have called attention to weaknesses across the electoral system. Cybersecurity experts call tougher protections long overdue for parties, political advocacy groups and voting machinery, but DHS’ efforts risk becoming caught in the same partisan arguments about state sovereignty that have hung up programs such as President Barack Obama’s Medicaid expansion.
“It seems like now it’s just the D.C. media and the bureaucrats, because of the DNC getting hacked — they now think our whole system is on the verge of disaster because some Russian’s going to tap into the voting system,” Kemp, a Republican, told POLITICO in an interview. “And that’s just not — I mean, anything is possible, but it is not probable at all, the way our systems are set up.”
According to Yahoo! news, the FBI claims that foreign hackers have infiltrated voting systems already. However, this is likely just a play to provide more “proof” that the government needs to have their hands in election systems.