The media made a lot of noise about the 2016 elections being “hacked.”
It turned out to be true.
But you won’t believe who was behind the hacking.
Reports surfaced that Obama’s Department of Homeland Security attempted to hack the state of Indiana’s electoral systems.
The DHS launched over 14,000 hits on their electoral system between November 1st and December 16th.
Indiana was the second state hacked by the DHS – Georgia was the first – that fought back against Obama’s attempts to impose federal controls over state election systems by labeling them “critical infrastructure.”
The Daily Caller reports on the explosive allegations:
“Indiana Secretary of State Connie Lawson, the incoming president of the association, told The DCNF Tuesday that, “we know that between November 1 and December 16 we were scanned with about 14,800 scans, nearly 15,000 different times.”
The state’s IT team traced the intruder to a DHS computer’s IP address. The same DHS unit attempted 10 times in 2016 to hack into the Georgia electoral system.
Federal officials are barred under DHS rules from trying to penetrate a state system without the express approval of the state. Neither Georgia nor Indiana approved the DHS scanning attempts.
The DHS inspector general has launched an official investigation into the Georgia breach attempt.
Thomas Vessely, IT director for the Indiana secretary of state, told TheDCNF that “we kindly declined [DHS] assistance because we were very comfortable in the work we were doing in monitoring our election system.”
Lawson said she “always assumed it was because I was the incoming President of the National Association of Secretaries of State and because we declined their assistance.”
Why was Obama’s DHS retaliating against states that defied their edicts?
And why was the DHS attempting to hack electoral systems during the campaign?
These are disturbing questions that require answers.
Other questions were raised about the timing of the hacks.
The Daily Caller also reports:
“Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp told TheDCNF Jan. 24, 2016, he was suspicious because four of the 10 attacks against the Georgia election network occurred as he was about to talk to DHS officials, or coincided with his public testimony opposing the critical infrastructure designation.
“It’s certainly concerning about the dates,” Kemp said.
Kemp hopes the IG can determine if the hacks were timed to intimidate him.
Lawson said despite the scale of the scans, the DHS efforts to attack its election system was unsuccessful. “Our voter registration system was not penetrated.”
She said there was “one slight penetration on an (election) website that was actually old and out of date, so it didn’t go anywhere.”
The hacks on Georgia’s system were after the election, but occurred during the time their Secretary of State was speaking out against the Obama administration.
DHS’ alleged attempted hacks on Indiana occurred at a time when the state’s governor was the Vice Presidential nominee on the Republican ticket.
Was this more intimidation?
Or was this a sinister plot with an even more frightening intent?
Either way, Americans must have confidence that our elections are conducted freely and fairly.
If Obama was using the government to intimidate state officials or meddle in their election protocols then there is a serious scandal that requires immediate investigation.