Tiger Beat on the Potomac (thanks Charlie) alerts us to how the Russians are gonna screw us again in the 2018 Pie Fight, and yes, Comrade Stupid has his short-finger prints all over it:
States rushing to guard their 2018 elections against hackers may be on a waiting list for up to nine months for the Department of Homeland Security’s most exhaustive security screening, according to government officials familiar with the situation.
That means some states might not get the service until weeks before the November midterms and may remain unaware of flaws that could allow homegrown cyber vandals or foreign intelligence agencies to target voter registration databases and election offices’ computer networks, the officials said. Russian hackers targeted election systems in at least 21 states in 2016, according to DHS.
We know that Comrade Stupid’s BFF Vlad hacked into the voter registration database of (at least) 21 states prior to the 2016 Goat Rodeo. They didn’t go after the voting machines. It was much more efficient than going after a million machines: think about it.
The Russians removed the Dim’s voters from the registration rolls to prevent them from voting, and thus Comrade Stupid would be elected. It’s the Republican playbook! Gee, I wonner how the Russians got that idea?
Many states have asked the Department of Homeland Security to help them in securing their systems for the 2018 election. And, speaking of being eff’ed there is a 9-month cooling-down period before the DHS will help. No ultra-sound tho.
(‘Grain looks at a calendar…)
So any help from DHS will come right before the election, which means there will be no time to prevent any fuckery. Voters who have been deleted from the rolls by the (Republicans, or, Russians for that matter), will have no chance to reregister in time to vote.