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Homeland eyes special declaration to take charge of elections
Even before the FBI identified new cyber attacks on two separate state election boards, the Department of Homeland Security began considering declaring the election a "critical infrastructure," giving it the same control over security it has over Wall Street and and the electric power grid.
The latest admissions of attacks could speed up that effort possibly including the upcoming presidential election, according to officials.
"We should carefully consider whether our election system, our election process, is critical infrastructure like the financial sector, like the power grid," Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson said.
originally posted by: Moresby
Any attempt to federalize election monitoring would face an immediate Constitutional challenge.
I doubt it will get that far. This feels more like a shot across the bow. An attempt to remind Russian, or whomever, that people are watching.
originally posted by: IAMTAT
originally posted by: olaru12
Trump did encourage Russia to hack Clinton...maybe that has something to do with it.
Why...of course it'll be Trump's fault.
Thank you so much for that, olaru.