Watercooler 8/22/2016 Open Thread: Critical Infrastructure

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Why does DHS want to designate election booths ‘critical infrastructure?’

U.S. Seeks to Protect Voting System From Cyberattacks

“…DHS officials admitted they had no evidence of any “credible threat” of a cyber-attack. But designating the nation’s election system as “critical infrastructure” under a post 9/11 federal statute may be a way for the administration to get Justice Department lawyers, the FBI, and DHS staff into polling places they would otherwise have no legal right to access, which would enable them to interfere with election administration procedures around the country.”

Well, bless their pea pickin’ hearts. I mean, isn’t this just what we need? I guess the only thing to do now is enjoy the open thread…

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