Paul Bedard reports at the Washington Examiner:
Even before the FBI identified new cyber attacks on two separate state election boards, the Department of Homeland Security began considering declaring the election a "critical infrastructure," giving it the same control over security it has over Wall Street and and the electric power grid. . . .
Johnson also said that the big issue at hand is that there isn't a central election system since the states run elections. "There's no one federal election system. There are some 9,000 jurisdictions involved in the election process," Johnson said.
Apart from opening the door to more easily and endlessly rigged elections, putting the White House in charge of U.S. elections seems a swell idea.
But for me, it smacks of putting foxes in charge of hen house security.
History, logic, and everything you see in the daily news tells us that human freedom and dignity prefer and require a diversity of centers of power.
You can read about this wisdom in the Declaration of Independence, and it's why the Constitution divides political and governmental power in so many ways. Checks and balances, etc.
Washington solves problems by making them worse. And in return, the federal government enfeebles and infantilizes the American people.
Listen up, Washington: True diversity really is one of our strengths. Just do your job as set forth in the U.S. Constitution, consistent with Declaration norms.
That's what's needed, and that's all we ask.
That's why the states created you, by the way. We created you. You didn't create us. It'll be better for everyone if you can keep that straight.
Washington must decrease if America is to increase.