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US Elections Were Quietly Federalized on 1/6/17 Under Obama and DHS is In Charge

Most people were under the impression that when Biden and the Democrats passed H.R. 1: The “For the People Act of 2021” it would federalize the US election process.  While this is true, the reality is on January 6, 2017, Jeh Johnson Director of DHS under Obama, quietly federalized US elections under the guise of “Critical Infrastructure”.  The H.R. 1  “For the People Act of 2021” was more or less a codification of what Obama/Johnson had already done in 2017.


As a result of Obama/Johnson’s federal take over of US elections, the DHS has contracted with a “non-profit” called CIS (Center for Internet Security) to provide cybersecurity services to state and local election entities.  These CIS cybersecurity services are provided at no cost to state and local entities, however DHS IS funding CIS. DHS and CIS have entered into an agreement to “secure” our elections at the state and county level, and incentivize states and counties to comply by offering the services “free”. The non-profit that is “securing” our elections in cooperation with DHS is also acting as a go-between for the government to censor the population for speaking out against the work the CIS performs.


Directly below is the statement provided by Jeh Johnson on January 6, 2017 regarding US elections and “Critical Infrastructure”.  Below that is an article post on August 26, 2022 that provides more context.


What can you do?  Submit FOIA’s to the Loudoun County BOS, Election Board, General Registrar seeking information directly based on the examples provided in the news article.  This is another reason to demand hand-counted ballots.


For Immediate Release
Office of the Press Secretary
Contact: 202-282-8010


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 doesnot 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.  Click HERE to read rest of statement unrelated to elections

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