The U.S. presidential election of 2016 was one of the more tumultuous elections in recent memory, but new revelations from within the Obama White House shows that the former President was preparing for even more chaos than occurred.
In the run-up to the November 8th polling, a number of scenarios had been promoted by the mainstream media as to what sort of anarchy could prevail on that fateful day. The United States had already been subjected to a number of violent encounters with the radical left, who consistently attempted to disrupt Donald Trump’s numerous appearance and speeches, including one assassination attempt that the mainstream media barely even reported. Furthermore, the nation was reeling from Hillary Clinton’s medical emergency just 8 weeks prior, a number of Russian hacker stories, cyber security lapses at the DNC, and the wholesale possibility of mainstream-media-induced civil unrest.
All of these concerns had coalesced in then-President Barack Obama’s short-timer mind, causing him to secretly create contingency plans that included putting armed federal police on the streets of America – an action akin to declaring martial law. Now, state officials are displaying their fury over the clandestine plan that they say was not shared with them.
“An organization representing top state election officials is complaining it’s being kept in the dark by the federal government after a new report showed the Obama administration was quietly making extensive plans — including the possibility of deploying armed troops — in the case of an election day cyberattack or last-minute propaganda efforts from Russia.
“Time Magazine reported on a document it obtained showing the administration’s plans, which noted that state and local governments would have the primary jurisdiction, but called for the deployment of armed troops to counter a ‘significant incident.’
“The plan allowed for the deployment of ‘armed federal law enforcement agents’ to polling places if hackers managed to halt voting. It also foresaw the deployment of ‘Active and Reserve’ military forces and members of the National Guard ‘upon a request from a federal agency and the direction of the Secretary of Defense or the President.’“The National Association of Secretaries of State, a nonpartisan group that encourages cooperation and information sharing between the top voting officials of the states, said they had no idea the administration was making such plans, which shows a continued lack of communication.
“‘Time and time again, state election officials who hold the constitutional authority to oversee the voting process have been left wondering why our federal leaders are being so opaque about their plans to help secure elections from foreign nation-state threats,’ said Kay Stimson, spokesperson for NASS.”
This federal overreach was a staple of the Obama administration, and drew the ire of states’ rights advocates throughout his disastrous presidency.
Luckily, the election prevailed with little to no violence or tomfoolery, making Obama’s ridiculously uncouth secret plan unnecessary. The only real violence that night came from within the Hillary Clinton campaign gathering in which an allegedly intoxicated Clinton assaulted campaign manager John Podesta as it became apparent that she would be utterly annihilated in the electoral college by President Donald Trump.