Homeland Eyes “Special Declaration” to Take Charge of Elections



Even before the FBI identified new cyberattacks on two separate state election boards, the Department of Homeland Security began considering a special declaration, naming the election a “critical infrastructure,” giving it the same control over security it has over Wall Street 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.

“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,” he said at a media conference earlier this month hosted by the Christian Science Monitor.

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