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ARE FEDERAL ENTITIES INVOLVED IN KANSAS ELECTIONS?
This post is outside of my normal posts, but I wanted a way to share this information online easily with fellow Kansans. If you aren't interested, just ignore this post.
Are federal entities involved in Kansas elections?
If voting machines are not connected to the internet, how is the EI-ISAC able to monitor cyber security for our Kansas elections?
Why is the CIS, CISA, and DHS involved in Kansas elections?
Why is our Secretary of State’s office denying that Kansas has an agreement with CIS?
Why are we using ES&S, who is partnering with DHS and CIS, to host our voter registration database which is in “real time” on our pollbooks that are connected to the network/internet?
I have lots of questions that need answers. Below I want to share research that I have pulled together that paints a very disturbing picture. This is not about Republican or Democrat or any party for that matter. This is about the integrity of our elections. If elections are to be run by the states, then why are the states partnering with federal entities like DHS and CIS to monitor our elections?
Please read through ALL the materials below. Go to the links and read for yourself. Watch the videos.
Please put aside what you have been told and look at this information with a discerning eye. If you can explain why federal entities have their hands in Kansas elections, please comment and explain. I am pretty sure that you will be reading information below that you have not heard before, and it will shock you as it has me.
Start by reading this article:
The above article details what is going on with Kansas elections, including FOIA documents of emails between the Secretary of State’s office and the Center for Internet Security (CIS) and Multi-State Information Sharing and Analysis Center (MS-ISAC). Please read through the embedded FOIA documents within the article.
Below is a screenshot of an email between Bryan Caskey, State Election Director at the Kansas Secretary of State’s office, and MS-ISAC, CIS, and ES&S regarding a “Warning Incident” that happened on Election Day, November 3, 2020.
What is EI-ISAC and MS-ISAC?
First, the EI-ISAC:
The Elections Infrastructure Information Sharing and Analysis Center (EI-ISAC), is a voluntary, collaborative partnership between the Center for Internet Security (CIS), CISA, and the Election Infrastructure Subsector Government Coordinating Council (EIS GCC). The EI-ISAC is funded through DHS grants and offers state and local election officials a suite of elections-focused cyber defense tools, including threat intelligence products, incident response and forensics, threat and vulnerability monitoring, cybersecurity awareness and training products.
Membership in the EI-ISAC is open to all state, local, tribal, and territorial organizations that support election officials of the United States of America. Membership is voluntary and no-cost for participants."
Second, the MS-ISAC:
As a trusted cybersecurity partner for 13,000+ U.S. State, Local, Tribal, and Territorial (SLTT) government organizations, we cultivate a collaborative environment for information sharing in support of our mission. We offer members incident response and remediation support through our team of security experts and develop tactical, strategic, and operational intelligence, and advisories that offer actionable information for improving cyber maturity.
24x7x365 Security Operations Center (SOC) offering threat intelligence, detection, and response assistance
Regular webinars examining critical and timely cybersecurity issues
Access to the Nationwide Cybersecurity Review (NCSR) to review your cybersecurity maturity
No-cost cybersecurity tools and resources, including a CIS SecureSuite Membership
Cybersecurity Advisories and Notifications
Access to Secure Portals for Communication and Document Sharing
Cyber Alert Map
Malicious Code Analysis Platform (MCAP)
Weekly Top Malicious Domains/IP Report
Monthly Members-only Webcasts
Here is a list of the MS-ISAC members in Kansas from the CIS website.
Kansas - 18th Judicial District Court of Kansas
Kansas - 190th Air Refueling Wing
Kansas - 8th Judicial District of Kansas
Kansas - Kansas Intelligence Fusion Center
Kansas - Office of the Secretary of State
Kansas - State of Kansas
Here is a list of the EI-ISAC members in Kansas from the CIS website.
Kansas - Allen County Clerk
Kansas - Anderson County Clerk
Kansas - Atchison County Clerk
Kansas - Barber County Clerk
Kansas - Barton County Clerk
Kansas - Bourbon County Clerk
Kansas - Brown County Clerk
Kansas - Butler County Clerk
Kansas - Chase County Clerk
Kansas - Chautauqua County Clerk
Kansas - Cherokee County Clerk
Kansas - Cheyenne County Clerk
Kansas - Clark County Clerk
Kansas - Clay County Clerk
Kansas - Cloud County Clerk
Kansas - Coffey County Clerk
Kansas - Comanche County Clerk
Kansas - Cowley County Clerk
Kansas - Crawford County Clerk
Kansas - Decatur County Clerk
Kansas - Dickinson County Clerk
Kansas - Doniphan County Clerk
Kansas - Douglas County Elections
Kansas - Edwards County Clerk
Kansas - Elk County Clerk
Kansas - Ellis County Clerk
Kansas - Ellsworth County Clerk
Kansas - Finney County Clerk
Kansas - Ford County Elections
Kansas - Franklin County Clerk
Kansas - Geary County Clerk
Kansas - Gove County Clerk
Kansas - Graham County Clerk
Kansas - Grant County Clerk
Kansas - Gray County Clerk
Kansas - Greeley County Clerk
Kansas - Greenwood County Clerk
Kansas - Hamilton County Clerk
Kansas - Harper County Clerk
Kansas - Harvey County Clerk
Kansas - Haskell County Clerk
Kansas - Hodgeman County Clerk
Kansas - Jackson County Clerk
Kansas - Jefferson County Clerk
Kansas - Jewell County Clerk
Kansas - Johnson County Election Office
Kansas - Kearny County Clerk
Kansas - Kingman County Clerk
Kansas - Kiowa County Clerk
Kansas - Labette County Clerk
Kansas - Lane County Clerk
Kansas - Leavenworth County Clerk
Kansas - Lincoln County Clerk
Kansas - Linn County Clerk
Kansas - Logan County Clerk
Kansas - Lyon County Elections
Kansas - Marion County Clerk
Kansas - Marshall County Clerk
Kansas - McPherson County Clerk
Kansas - Meade County Clerk
Kansas - Miami County Clerk
Kansas - Mitchell County Clerk
Kansas - Montgomery County Clerk
Kansas - Morris County Clerk
Kansas - Morton County Clerk
Kansas - NIC Division of Tyler Technologies
Kansas - Nemaha County Clerk
Kansas - Neosho County Clerk
Kansas - Ness County Clerk
Kansas - Norton County Clerk
Kansas - Office of the Secretary of State
Kansas - Osage County Clerk
Kansas - Osborne County Clerk
Kansas - Ottawa County Clerk
Kansas - Pawnee County Clerk
Kansas - Phillips County Clerk
Kansas - Pottawatomie County Clerk
Kansas - Pratt County Clerk
Kansas - Rawlins County Clerk
Kansas - Reno County Clerk
Kansas - Republic County Clerk
Kansas - Rice County Clerk
Kansas - Riley County Clerk
Kansas - Rooks County Clerk
Kansas - Rush County Clerk
Kansas - Russell County Clerk
Kansas - Saline County Clerk
Kansas - Scott County Clerk
Kansas - Sedgwick County Elections
Kansas - Seward County Elections
Kansas - Shawnee County Elections
Kansas - Sheridan County Clerk
Kansas - Sherman County Clerk
Kansas - Smith County Clerk
Kansas - Stafford County Clerk
Kansas - Stanton County Clerk
Kansas - Stevens County Clerk
Kansas - Sumner County Clerk
Kansas - Thomas County Clerk
Kansas - Trego County Clerk
Kansas - Wabaunsee County Clerk
Kansas - Wallace County Clerk
Kansas - Washington County Clerk
Kansas - Wichita County Clerk
Kansas - Wilson County Clerk
Kansas - Woodson County Clerk
Kansas - Wyandotte County Elections
When did Kansas become a member of MS-ISAC and EI-ISAC?
The following is found on Page 12 of the Status of Election Security in Kansas report dated August 8, 2018: (Keep reading pages 13-14 too!)
"Interstate Information Sharing. A representative of CIS stated Kansas has been a member of MS-ISAC since June 2012 and joined EI-ISAC in April 2018. Seventeen counties and the SOS are members of EI-ISAC.
Albert. According to CIS, the SOS utilizes Albert. However, CIS could not provide information concerning how long the SOS has utilized Albert."
EI-ISAC Agreements with States/Counties
Here is an example of what these agreements between EI-ISAC and counties/elections look like. This one is from Hoke County, North Carolina.
There was a big push for states and county elections offices to become members of EI-ISAC. Apparently it started out kind of slow, so they decided to change up how they were doing their membership agreements.
EI-ISAC REPLACES MEMBERSHIP AGREEMENT WITH A CHECKBOX
They changed how they did their membership agreements to make it easier for states/counties to jump on board so quickly.
The following is from the 2018 EI-ISAC Year in Review:
From page 5 - "Traditionally, while membership in the ISACs has always been no-cost, members were required to complete a Membership Agreement in order to join. While this document was not extensive, it did create an extra step in the process. To streamline the membership process due to the large number of elections offices that were joining, ISAC staff worked with teams across CIS to make one seemingly small change: replacing the Membership Agreement (which required handwritten signatures of both parties) with a checkbox on the online registration form for potential members to agree to a set of terms and conditions. This led to unprecedented membership growth in both the EI-ISAC and MS-ISAC; in fact, MS-ISAC membership grew by over 150 percent in 2018."
From page 6 - " In Washington and Kansas, EI-ISAC staff participated in cyber-focused trainings to broaden election officials’ knowledge base."
There is a lot more in this document if you want to take the time to read it all.
Look at page 8 especially.
Here is Secretary of State Scott Schwab testifying before the House Elections Committee on 2/8/22 stating that he is the first Secretary of State in the nation to receive top secret clearance.
Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA)
Multi-State Information Sharing & Analysis Center (MS-ISAC)
Elections Infrastructure Information Sharing & Analysis Center (EI-ISAC)
Center for Internet Security (CIS)
This page on the CIS website mentions the Albert system which I saw in the FOIA emails between the Kansas SOS office and CIS. This must mean that either the State of Kansas is paying for this Albert system to be in place….
“Additional Services (fee-based)
Network Security Monitoring (Albert)
One of our most popular services is the network monitoring solution known as Albert. Albert consists of an IDS sensor that gathers network data and sends it to the EI-ISAC for analysis.”
ES&S has partnered with DHS and ISAC to install Albert on their systems.
From this article:
“Election Systems and Software (ES&S) is pleased to announce multiple steps, including deeper partnerships with the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and Information Sharing and Analysis Centers (ISAC), plus the installation of advanced threat monitoring, to further security in the U.S. voting environment.
ES&S is pleased to announce memberships in two Information Sharing and Analysis Centers (ISAC): The Elections Infrastructure ISAC (EI-ISAC) and the Information Technology ISAC (IT-ISAC).
Through membership in the EI-ISAC, ES&S gains access to election-specific threat alerts, cybersecurity awareness and training products, and tools for implementing security best practices. Additionally, as members of the IT-ISAC, ES&S is afforded opportunities to proactively analyze and share IT-focused threats to protect the nation's voting systems and make them even more resilient to cyber-attacks. Under the leadership of the IT-ISAC, ES&S is a founding member of the newly formed Elections Industry Special Interest Group (EI-SIG). The EI-SIG was formed to allow election vendors to expand information sharing concerning threats to election IT systems and engage in dialogue across sectors.
ES&S is also pleased to announce new partnerships with multiple Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Critical Infrastructure Program offices including the National Protection and Programs Directorate (NPPD) and the National Cybersecurity Assessment and Technical Services (NCATS) to conduct cyber hygiene scans of ES&S public-facing internet presence, monitor and share cyber threat information, detect and report indicators of compromise, develop and distribute election security best practices, and raise the election security awareness of election officials and the voting public.
ES&S President and CEO Tom Burt said. "As a leading provider of election services and products to election officials across the country, ES&S recognizes the importance of collaboration in enhancing cyber-protections to ensure the integrity of the U.S. vote, and we're honored to partner with DHS, EI-ISAC and IT-ISAC in furthering security."
"Gift-Wrapped Opportunity for Fraud"
Before the Nov 2020 election, the EAC notified ES&S that its pollbooks were hackable. Then, at least nineteen Secretaries of State were notified. They are shown in the image above. If you look close, you can see the email address for Bryan Caskey, the Kansas Director of Elections at the Secretary of State’s office.
These were the states in this email, which includes Kansas:
South Dakota, Maryland, Wisconsin, Illinois, Wyoming, Virginia, Indiana, Arizona, Michigan, Texas, Delaware, DC, Tennessee, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Kentucky, Kansas, Nevada, Washington, Florida, Missouri, Alabama, Iowa, Mississippi, Arkansas, Idaho.
Note: Secretary of State Scott Schwab testified before the House Elections Committee on 2/8/22 that the pollbooks are required by federal law (EAC?) to be connected to the network/internet.
Listen to that here:
There is still concern over election equipment being connected to the internet, even when officials say they are not.
ES&S is hosting the Kansas voter registration data?
Here is Secretary of State Scott Schwab testifying before the House Elections Committee on 2/8/22 where he talks about this hosting:
I believe this is what Secretary of State, Scott Schwab was referring to when he said that ES&S was hosting our voter registration data: Empower (Voter Registration).
ES&S’ Empower solution provides secure data hosting, storage and management, saving our customers the time, money and staff required to install and manage a web hosting system.
And as I referenced above, ES&S is partnering with federal agencies like DHS and CIS, and also using the Albert system.
Why do we have federal agencies involved in Kansas elections?
Lots of red flags here.
HAVV Identity Checks - What happened in Kansas?
The following information was brought to my attention through an article written by Jeffrey O’Donnell.
If you want to see the total numbers for each state, you can see those here. Note that Kansas is second highest in number of transactions, and the overwhelmingly highest in Single Match Deceased. So there were 177,530 HAVV requests where the person was shown as deceased. Something isn’t right there. Click here to view this interactive chart and look at other states if you wish.
The below chart shows the Kansas HAVV requests by week before and after the election. Notice how the number of transactions were astronomical all the way through the November 2020 election to the middle of June 2021. Then it drops drastically. Click here to view the interactive chart for Kansas.
That does not make sense at all!
Was there some kind of cyber interference that was trying to register voters in Kansas?
These questions need to be asked of our election officials!
Is Johnson County, Kansas using Konnech’s PollChief software?
I am going to put this article here because I have heard from a reliable source that Johnson County, Kansas is using Konnech’s PollChief election management software. Don’t know about Konnech Inc.? Read the article below by Patel Patriot who does an incredible job digging into LA County, California, which also uses Konnech’s PollChief software. The key to this all is that Konnech’s PollChief software is housed on China’s Unicom server, and True the Vote was able to access the data of 1.8M U.S. poll workers, including names, addresses, phone numbers, bank accounts, children’s names, and much more…on a server in China. Which means that all this data is in the hands of the CCP.