Pentagon’s Cyber Command on call to respond to U.S. election attack

Pentagon’s Cyber Command on call to respond to U.S. election attack
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[Ed. – Not like this has constitutional conundrum written all over it or anything.  There’s very little that doesn’t smell wrong about this whole “threat to the election” business — starting with the fact that the Democrats insistently dismiss the very real, extensively demonstrated threat of FRAUD, by illegals and community organizers.]

Concerns about Russian hacking into the November 8 election have now reached the Pentagon where the military’s top cyber official has outlined a plan to help the FBI and Department of Homeland Security to track an election altering attack. …

Adm. Michael S. Rogers, commander of U.S. Cyber Command… at an event sponsored by Harvard’s Institute of Politics speaker program, quickly added that the military is and won’t be involved in elections, but instead in tracking foreign attackers if there are any. …

Rogers said that there is an advantage to having 50 separate state election systems instead of a national one that would be an easier target. But he noted that one state could make a difference if results are manipulated.

If a probe were required to determine if the election was hacked, he said Homeland would take the lead. Johnson recently said, “There’s a vital national interest in our election process, so I do think we need to consider whether it should be considered by my department and others critical infrastructure.”

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