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“ The charges, and guilty plea, include conspiracy to deprive Philadelphia voters of their civil rights by fraudulently stuffing the ballot boxes for specific Democrat candidates in the 2014, 2015, and 2016 primary elections and a violation of the Travel Act.
“The Trump administration’s prosecution of election fraud stands in stark contrast to the total failure of the Obama Justice Department to enforce these laws,” Public Interest Legal Foundation President Christian Adams said in a statement. “Right now, other federal prosecutors are aware of cases of double voting in federal elections as well as noncitizen voting. Attorney General William Barr should prompt those other offices to do their duty and prosecute known election crimes.”
As Judge of Elections, DeMuro was paid to oversee the election process in the 39th Ward, which encompasses Philadelphia.”
“ Recent data has not shown a compelling public health justification for vote-by-mail. Wisconsin is one of the only U.S. states that held its primary election with in-person voting after the nation’s coronavirus lockdowns began. Only a few dozen people at most were confirmed to have contracted the virus after participating either as voters or poll workers, and none of those cases was fatal. Out of the 413,000 participants, that equals an infection rate below two-hundredths of one percent. Just days later, South Korea held national elections which did not result in any new coronavirus cases.
The lawsuit also states that checking off “illness” or “disability” is part of the slippery slope to falsifying voting records, which is a felony.”https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/05/22/virginia-lawsuit-mass-vote-by-mail-logistical-nightmare-increases-risk-of-disenfranchisement/
“ West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey, U.S. Attorney Bill Powell and Secretary of State Mac Warner announced a criminal charge against a rural mail carrier Tuesday in a voter fraud case related to absentee ballot requests.
President Trump recently accused the Democrats of using the Coronavirus as a vehicle to rig the election with mail-in voting. “Trying to use Covid for this scam!”
On Tuesday morning, President Trump said “There is NO WAY (ZERO) that mail-in ballots will be anything less than fraudulent. Mail boxes will be robbed, ballots will be forged & even illegally printed out & fraudulently signed.”
“Is it coincidence that Trump is raising these concerns as the ballot scandal is unfolding in Oregon, and the media and tech giants who attack him are also working overtime to discredit and demean the thousands who were sent the wrong ballot by elections offices?
Let’s recap the Oregon Ballotgate:…”
“ Overall, about one-in-eight mail-in ballots that were sent out, unsolicited, by Rhode Island state officials were returned and deemed undeliverable. This means that in the June 2 election, about 12.5 percent of the nearly 780,000 mail-in ballots sent to registered voters had to be sent back to state officials for being undeliverable.”
“As election security continues to be an enduring mission of the DOD, national security officials stress the importance of allowing Americans to exercise their right to vote — a vote cast is a vote counted.
Voting has begun for the 2020 presidential election primary season — but it’s not the beginning of the U.S. government’s defense against foreign interference and influence in our elections.
At the Reagan National Defense Forum last December, Army Gen. Paul M. Nakasone, U.S. Cyber Command commander and director of the National Security Agency, laid out the Defense Department’s role in election security. “We began the ability for us to defend the presidential elections not today, not six months from now. We began it the day after the midterm elections,” he said, “We have not let up in terms of our ability to understand what our adversaries are doing.”
The Defense Department plays an important role in that whole-of-government partnership, spearheaded by the NSA and Cybercom’s Election Security Group, formed in the wake of the successes of the Russia Small Group during the 2018 midterms.
It’s not enough to just know and understand what our adversaries are doing; the nation expects us to do something about it.”
David Imbordino, National Security Agency election security lead
David Imbordino, the NSA election security lead, and Army Brig. Gen. William Hartman, Cybercom’s election security lead and commander of Cyber National Mission Force, co-lead the joint Election Security Group. Its purpose is to align the two organizations’ resources, efforts and actions to disrupt, deter and degrade adversaries’ ability to interfere and influence the U.S. elections.
“The biggest success out of 2018 wasn’t the 2018 midterms,” Hartman said. “The biggest success was we put in place, both organizationally and from a business practice standpoint, a focus on an enduring mission to protect the democratic process.”
The Election Security Group’s primary objectives are to generate insights on foreign adversaries that lead to improved cyber defenses and to impose costs on countries that seek to interfere. It directly supports partners, such as the Department of Homeland Security and the FBI, by collecting, declassifying and sharing vital information to enable agencies’ efforts in election security.
“[The FBI will] engage with social media companies,” Imbordino said. “That information can enable a social media company to then use their platform, where they have very unique insights that we don’t have, to mitigate and potentially unravel [malicious] social media influence campaigns.”
When NSA and Cybercom see a cyberattack happening against a certain victim, they communicate that information to appropriate government offices, which, in turn, work with private-sector partners to provide notification and enable future cyber defense.
“We look at adversary meddling in an election on two different fronts. One is covert influence, and then there’s interference,” Imbordino said. “For interference, what we’re talking about is an adversary trying to go change a vote total, targeting election infrastructure, voter rolls. Influence is more of the social media component of trying to influence public opinion.”
“It’s not enough to just know and understand what our adversaries are doing,” he continued. “The nation expects us to do something about it. Enabling our partners with the right information at the right classification level they need to take action to defend our democracy against these threats is essential and allows all of the tools of the government to be employed in this fight.”
Guiding all of Cybercom’s efforts is their underlying framework for the continuous execution of cyberspace operations, known as persistent engagement — the concept of constant contact with adversaries in cyberspace, engaging beyond DOD networks to “defend forward,” officials said, noting that persistent engagement enables Cybercom to be postured to impose cost against foreign malicious actors before they reach the homeland.
An example of persistent engagement in action is “hunt forward” operations that involve deploying defensive cyber teams around the world at the invitation of allies and partners to look for adversaries’ malicious cyber activity. These teams send insights back from these missions, enabling defense for U.S. and partner networks, and providing real-time situational awareness for Cybercom to better protect the nation from foreign attacks in cyberspace.
“In a hunt forward operation, we are able to work with partner nations and receive an invitation to execute operations in their country,” Hartman said. “These are generally countries that are in the near abroad of adversaries that we’re potentially concerned about.”
Hunt forward operations produce detailed information identifying risks and threats to critical infrastructure, networks and data. These insights will enable the U.S. to detect and defend against potential cyber threats to the upcoming 2020 elections, he explained.
If malware is discovered on hunt forward operations, Cybercom can publicize malicious software through antivirus portals, imposing costs of time, money and access on the adversary.
Another way the combined Cybercom and NSA Election Security Group enables defense is through the National Guard Bureau.
National Guard members supporting their state and local elections have the ability to share information to various organizations within the Election Security Group. The group will then use national-level intelligence to assess whether there is a foreign threat before providing that information to the National Guard, DHS and FBI.
“The primary way that we work with the states is really working by, with and through DHS and FBI, which is absolutely a critical component of how we interact,” Hartman said. “And the National Guard is present in all 50 states, three territories, and District of Columbia, which allows us to potentially look at something that may be occurring in the United States and see if we can track that activity to any foreign actor or to any foreign space.”
As election security continues to be an enduring mission of the DOD, national security officials stress the importance of allowing Americans to exercise their right to vote — a vote cast is a vote counted.
(Courtesy of U.S. Cyber Command) https://www.defense.gov/Explore/News/Article/Article/2078716/dod-has-enduring-role-in-election-defense/
“ She said she’s been told that colleges are registering out-of-state students to vote, and there’s no way to know if they are double-voting because only 40 percent of states communicate about registered voters.
“There’s no system in place for them to get caught,” the senator said.
That could have a dramatic impact on the 2020 election, as President Trump wonMichigan by .3 percent, or less than 11,000 votes.
Johnson invited any residents who have received erroneous ballot applications to send that information to her via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.”