In a shocking development, Barack Obama’s Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced they may “take charge” of the November elections in multiple states.
The stunning news is leading some Donald Trump supporters to worry that an election “coup” may be planned to ensure a Hillary Clinton “win.”
The announcement follows the dubious claim Monday that “Russian hackers” were actively targeting the election systems of U.S. states.
On August 29th, the Washington Post breathlessly reported that:
But the claim turned out to be completely false.
Hackers had not compromised the state system or even any county system. One hacker — likely based in Arizona — reportedly stolen the username and password of a single election official in tiny Gila County, which has less than 1% of the state’s population.
But Tuesday, DHS was taking matters a big step further.
Obama officials cited a little-known post-9/11 law that allows DHS or Department of Justice (DOJ) to take control of part of the nation’s “critical infrastructure” in the event of a terror attack or attempted attack.
That rule envisioned “critical infrastructure” as the electric grid, water systems, subways, trains and buses, etc. But the Obama Administration seems to be using a dubious premise and extending the concept to the election systems of all 50 states.
As the Washington Examiner reported Tuesday evening, DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson said:
A White House policy directive adds…
Conservatives immediately expressed concerns that Obama might try to prevent — or even reverse — a Donald Trump victory on November 8th, by claiming the “Russians hacked it,” or some other concocted “irregularities.”