[Ed. – We’ve addressed this before. It’s a power grab by the Obama government. In fact, centrally controlling how we vote would make the entire country MORE vulnerable to cyberattack in the voting process. I’m sure the feds can get their butt-boys in California and New York to make hysterical “requests for assistance.” But Texas and Oklahoma will be a harder sell. The feds may have to pay someone to hack them in the next couple of weeks in order to whip up the necessary hysteria.]
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security is urging state and local election officials to seek assistance from the federal government to fend off cyberattacks that could be used to manipulate the results of the November presidential elections.
The agency is ready to provide any assistance to help states secure their systems, if they request it, Jeh Johnson, the secretary of homeland security, said in a statement Saturday. Threats are rising that criminals will use cyberattacks to try to disrupt the administration of U.S. elections, the agency said.
“These challenges aren’t just in the future — they are here today,” Johnson said in the statement. “In recent months, malicious cyber-actors have been scanning a large number of state systems, which could be a preamble to attempted intrusions. In a few cases, we have determined that malicious actors gained access to state voting-related systems.”