by Jon Herold at Patel Patriot’s Devolution Series
There has recently been a rash of revelations providing us more context to the politically biased censorship activities related to the 2020 election. Much of the recent exposure has come from the efforts put forth by Michael Shellenberger and his team over atPublicin what they are calling the “CTIL files:”
Reading through the CTIL files revealed just how much Donald Trump’s victory in 2016 disrupted the status quo of the entrenched bureaucracy within the administrative state, as well as how desperate they were to remove him from the equation. The censorship campaign was just one part of what appears to be a much larger, but coordinated effort to prevent another Trump victory, and the genesis of this effort came from the Obama White House just before Trump’s inauguration.
On January 6th, 2017, Obama’s Secretary of Homeland Security, Jeh Johnson, released a statement designating “Election Infrastructure” as a “critical infrastructure.” In their September of 2020 Election Infrastructure Security Resource Guide, the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) explained what that designation enabled:
The critical infrastructure designation led to the creation of the EIS GCC and EISCC. They state it was for the purpose of “information sharing” but it’s really much more sinister than that. These are the entities who told us “the November 3rd election was the most secure in American history.”…Continue Reading