Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Control of the Presidential Election

The headline reads "Homeland Security to Take Charge of Election." My first thought was, well, sure, they did such a great job at the airports, why not?

There's certainly security issues with the elections, clear problems with unauthorized voting, tallies that make no sense, and the possibility that the outcome in a state could be compromised by computer.

Consolidating the election into a singe system means a single point of failure. You could easily have multiple, overlapping intrusions skewing the results and those intrusion could come from both internal and external actors.

"Those who cast the votes decide nothing. Those who count the votes decide everything."
--Josef Stalin


Guffaw in AZ said...

My first thoughts were who ordered this, and who benefits?

IOW cui bono?


PS - will the States adverse to federal influence peacefully comply?

Chickenmom said...

That scares the hell out of me. It should for everyone else too, no matter what party you support.

SiGraybeard said...

What Chickenmom said. If the Feds are taking over the elections, the insanely incompetent DHS, I want some sort of monitoring and supervision. I trust the UN more than the DHS, and I don't trust the UN at all.