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Russian Hacking Versus Our Lack of Election Security

RINOs and Leftist Dems are in harmony against Trump’s G-20 discussions with Putin and his handling of the so-called “Russian Hacking” in the last election.  But, they are also in harmony stonewalling the Trump “Presidential Commission on Election Integrity”.

Facts:

  • Russia did not “Hack” into State controlled voting machines, computers or other election systems.  They attempted to “hack” into these systems but were UNSUCCESSFUL.  (This must be true since Obama did not bother to inform the States of the Russian Hacking attempts!)
  • Russia did NOT hack into the DNC emails.  The elicit retrieval of emails from the DNC by “foreign” agents were a result of phishing programs being activated by DNC staff itself when they clicked on links embedded in emails or ads.  In short, the DNC hacked themselves!  (You can’t protect a system from stupidity)
  • Multiple States have reported errors in their voter rolls that range from bad addresses to enrolled dead people.  Also, there have been documented cases of illegal aliens and felons voting in past elections.

After some 240 years of revisions to State voting procedures and methodology, maybe it is time to do a review of our election processes, security, and what a future voting system should look like.  There are two main components of the future system:

  1. The “system” should be absolutely protected against vote manipulation by electronic or manual intervention means.  Vote tallying must be accurate and back by redundant tallies that are easy to audit.
  2. The “system” must ensure that only eligible voters are registered at the time of an election with proper checks and balances to make sure all voters are citizens and that no one is registered to vote in a federal election in more than one state.

You can’t have it both ways!  Either you support the development of a secure voting system or not!  Russian supposed hacking makes the Presidential commission even more critical.  The commission asked the States for EXACTLY the same information that the State’s have deemed to be PUBLIC DOMAIN information.  So what is the big objection to reviewing and comparing voter rolls across State lines and comparing voting systems and controls across State lines?

Politics!

The left uses the same arguments against the commission and its mandate as they use against voter ID requirements.  Racist, disenfranchises voters, etc.  The bare fact is that the commission and its review has the potential of identifying State policies and practices that allows non-citizens and felons to vote in federal elections.  We know that felons, dead people, and non-citizens have “voted” in past federal elections.  We just do not know how many violations occurred.

  • Why not compare State level voting systems and procedures and let the States decide if there are better, more efficient, and accurate methods to voting and tallying? 
  • Why not see if there are needed electronic systems controls that need to be put in place to block any hacking attempts from the outside to change votes or tallies?  Government systems are generally generations behind the private sector when it comes to security and efficiency.
  • Why not set up an integrated system that would allow States and their counties to verify whether a voting registration request is being requested by a citizen, non-felon, and one not registered in other counties/States?  If the system found that the request was being made by an applicant who was registered in another county/State, the system could ask the applicant if they would like to deregister from the other country/State before proceeding.  (I recently moved from California to Idaho and it was completely up to me to deregister to vote in  California.  There was no way for Idaho to know if I was registered in another State or not.  I could have easily voted absentee in California and in person in Idaho.)

Democracy succeeds or fails largely on the premise of one citizen, one vote.  If our elected officials cannot see their way clear to spend a little time reviewing our voting systems, their security, and their integrity, then obviously we do not count for much!

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RD Pierini

@RDPierini

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The Left & the MSM are THE EXISTENTIAL THREAT to America

Senate Security Briefing Documents the Real Issues Facing the US

The Left Wing media and the Democrat Party are distracting US citizens with the “Russia” and “Comey” issues while the world left by Obama is a powder-keg ready to consume the West.

The Senate Intelligence Committee met today in an open, then closed, session to review the status of world-wide threats with the heads of the CIA, FBI, NSA the DNI and others.  The purpose of the hearing was to lay out to the committee the status of world and threats to the US.  Too bad the MSM is cherry picking the discussion as even the open portion of the meeting was scary to say the least.  But, the MSM focus remains on the Comey firing and the “Russian/Trump” left-wing conspiracy.  They feel this is more important than the US being attacked at home and abroad by radicals and enemies across the globe.  This is TRAITOROUS at best.

Bullet Points from the Meeting:

  • The American people deserve to know that North Korea represents an EXISTENTIAL threat to the US NOW! 
  • They need to know that Russia is seeking to expand their territorial land grab in Europe, Eastern Europe and the Middle East. 
  • Also, Russia is stepping up their counter-intelligence efforts using updated technology and methods as are the US and others.
  •   NATO nations are threatened by Russian westward expansion; continued radical Islam terror attacks; 
  • The US is directly threatened by terrorism plans from Al Qaeda, ISIS, Iran and other radical groups;
  • and Iran is rapidly moving toward developing their nuclear capability and refining their delivery systems. 

All the MSM and the left can focus on is their narrative that Trump colluded with the Russians and defeated Clinton!

The graphic above shows that in spite of wall to wall coverage of Director Comey for the past year or so, only 17% of Americans have a positive view of the Director! In spite of his notoriety, 48% of Americans have no opinion of Comey.  And, 40% OF AMERICANS FEEL CONGRESS IS SPENDING TOO MUCH TIME ON THE “RUSSIAN AND WIRETAPPING” INVESTIGATIONS!  American need jobs and security, not political rhetoric!

Trump will continue to deliver on his campaign promises that are already making the MSM and the left apoplectic.  Their coordinated efforts to de-legitimize President Trump is inciting violence, hatred, and is posing an existential threat to our democracy and our future. 

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The only possible outcome from this activity is higher and higher levels of violence ending with and all out armed conflict between the left and the legitimate government of the United States.  When?   Probably well before the end of Trump’s first term and perhaps as early as the mid-term elections.   We will see how sanctimonious the MSM pundits and the Democrat fringe are when this occurs.  Hopefully Trump will utilize the tactics of his hero Andrew Jackson, rather than Abraham Lincoln, and not engage in a civil war to bring the country back together. 

Far fetched?  It starts with killing free speech.  The left has a coordinated effort underway on college campuses and elsewhere to shut down conservative viewpoints.  Sanctuary cities are already defying Federal laws and are aided and abetted by left-wing judges who ignore the Constitution and the rule of law.  Firing the first shot is merely a matter of who and when.

RD Pierini

Twitter:  @RDPierini

 

 

TrumpCare Challenge-Governance With the “Art of the Deal”

Democrat Obamacare Vs Republican TrumpCare

Obamacare was NEVER “sunshined” to the American Voter, or even Congress, before it was passed.  Just ask then House Speaker Nancy Pelosi who said we will have to pass it to see what is in it!

The TrumpCare replacement, ala Paul Ryan, was just made public and all hell broke loose.  AS IT SHOULD!  The good news, it has not even undergone House hearings or opened yet for amendments let alone scheduled for a vote in the House.  The Senate has yet to propose its own bill or reviewed the House bill with its Republican caucus. 

So far, what you are witnessing is Congress going through a normal legislative process where this TrumpCare bill will be sliced, diced, amended, changed dramatically or even scrapped altogether before the process is finished. 

That is a good thing.  That is what we sent our representatives to Congress to do!

Keep in mind, there are two parts to the ultimate TrumpCare legislation.  One, Repeal Obamacare.  Two, Replace Obamacare.  According to many of the conservatives, the current bill does not go far enough to completely repeal the current ACA/Obamacare law.  Further, these same conservatives do not feel that the current replacement bill is not a free-market, conservative principled replacement.  You are hearing the term Obamacare-Lite!

Why did Trump praise this bill even though the bill did not contain all that he wanted and campaigned to deliver?

The House, Ryan TrumpCare bill is a Start!  Trump see this bill as the START of the Negotiations, not the FINAL PRODUCT!

Now the fun part begins.  The “sausage making” will be on full display as it should be.  For those who are less than 25 years old, you have never really seen a real legislative process!  For those of us who have attained senior status, we may have forgotten what a real legislative process looks like!

Be that as it may, the public display and posturing by the various factions works to our advantage.  Call your Senator, call your representative, tweet President Trump directly and let you voice be heard.   This bill, in its current form, will not be passed nor signed by President Trump.  It is only the beginning. 

Be assured that President Trump, VP Pence, and HHS Secretary Price will be working to make sure all sides come together.  They would also include the Democrats but it is doubtful if they will join in the debate.  They seem to be fixated on the Russians, period. 

Maybe if Putin weighs in on the TrumpCare process, the Democrats and their lackeys in the main stream media ears would perk up.  Don’t hold your breath!  Just imagine the editorial meeting in the NYT trying to figure out how to tie this to Russian Hacking and Trump collusion with Putin!

RD Pierini

@RDPierini

Hat Tips

http://www.newsmax.com/Headline/conservatives-gop-obamacare-plan/2017/03/07/id/777477/

http://www.newsmax.com/Headline/conservatives-gop-obamacare-plan/2017/03/07/id/777477/

http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/03/07/sean-spicer-inaccurately-claims-paul-ryans-health-care-bill-fully-repeals-obamacare/