ELECTION EVE 2020
We are joined by REPUBLICAN CONGRESSMAN JEFF DUNCAN OF SOUTH CAROLINA’S 3RD CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT.
Duncan is a South Carolina native and a 1988 graduate of Clemson University. Prior to being elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 2010, Congressman Duncan served as Branch Manager and Assistant Vice President during his seven years working in community banking. Later, he became the President and CEO of J. Duncan Associates, a South Carolina based, family owned real estate marketing firm which specialized in statewide real estate auctions. Duncan concurrently served as a member of the South Carolina House of Representatives from 2002-2010. Over the years, Jeff has joined a number of caucuses and committees including the House Freedom Caucus, Pro-Life Caucus, and Republican Study Committee where he is able join other Members of Congress in advocating for conservative policies across the board. He also advocates for a balanced budget, cutting government spending, term limits, secure borders, a strong national defense, and the repeal of Obamacare. Duncan currently serves on the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittees on Energy, Environment and Climate Change, and Oversight and Investigations. He is the Co-Chairman of the GOP’s House Energy Action Team (HEAT) which supports expedited permitting of energy projects and the use of currently undeveloped areas for energy production in the United States, including areas such as the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge and other federal land. He has previously served on the House Natural Resources Committee, the House Homeland Security Committee where he was the Chairman of the Oversight and Management Efficiency Subcommittee, and the House Foreign Affairs Committee where he was the Chairman of the Western Hemisphere Subcommittee. During his tenure in the General Assembly, Duncan served as the Chairman of the House Agriculture, Natural Resources and Environmental Affairs Committee from 2007 to 2009. While a state legislator, he served on the U.S. Department of the Interior’s Outer Continental Shelf’s five year Planning Sub-Committee which was charged with making recommendations for oil and natural gas leases on offshore areas. In addition, he served on the state’s Natural Gas Offshore Drilling Study Committee and was appointed to represent the state of South Carolina on the Southern States Energy Board.
Political strategist, former investment banker, and the former executive chairman of Breitbart News STEVE BANNON also weighs in on the Presidential election. Bannon also served as the White House’s chief strategist in the administration of U.S. President Donald Trump during the first seven months of Trump’s term.
In addition, RICK GATES, Trump former campaign chairman and star witness in the Muller probe is our guest. Gates rose through multiple senior roles in Donald Trump’s campaign starting in March 2016, serving as deputy convention manager and rising to deputy campaign chairman. Following Trump’s successful election he continued his service as the deputy chairman to the president-elect’s Inaugural Committee, and after, as a co-founder of the America First Super PAC for the president. During this time, he was witness to many incredible moments of history that will define presidential politics for years to come.
Cybersecurity Expert, Reality TV star, author, ALSO served as the first female Chief Information Officer for the White House during the President George W. Bush administration, THERESA PAYTON, joins us to talk about election security and her book:
MANIPULATED: INSIDE THE CYBERWAR TO HIJACK ELECTIONS AND DISTORT THE TRUTH
Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (April 22, 2020)
Cybersecurity expert Theresa Payton tells battlefront stories from the global war being conducted through clicks, swipes, internet access, technical backdoors and massive espionage schemes. She investigates the cyberwarriors who are planning tomorrow’s attacks, weaving a fascinating yet bone-chilling tale of Artificial Intelligent mutations carrying out attacks without human intervention, “deepfake” videos that look real to the naked eye, and chatbots that beget other chatbots. Finally, Payton offers readers telltale signs that their most fundamental beliefs are being meddled with and actions they can take or demand that corporations and elected officials must take before it is too late.
- How digital voting machines, voting online, and automatic registration may boost turnout but make us more vulnerable to cyberattacks.
- How trolls from Russia and other nations actively stroke discord among Americans in falsely-generated controversies over race relations, vaccinations, fracking, and other social issues.
- Whether what we have uncovered from the Mueller investigation so far is only what they wanted us to know.
Payton is currently CEO and Founder of Fortalice Solutions, a boutique cybersecurity and intelligence services company that’s listed in the Global Cybersecurity Top 500 and the Hottest 150 Global Companies in Cybersecurity by Cybercrime Magazine. She starred as the Deputy Commander of Intelligence on the CBS TV series, Hunted. She’s a frequent guest on national and international news outlets and is featured in the book of “100 Fascinating Females Fighting Cybercrime.” Among her many accolades are the FBI Director’s award for community service and iis listed in the book of “100 Fascinating Females Fighting Cybercrime” and was recently listed “One of the 7 Women at the Top of their Game” by Meeting Magazine. She has co-authored two other books with Ted Claypoole, a Privacy and Cybersecurity lawyer at Womble Bond Dickinson, LLP. Theresa and her Fortalice team are passionate about their pro bono work for task forces and helping organizations such as the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. She sits on boards for a variety of non-profits and is on the Transformation Advisory Group for Unicredit in Milan.
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GORDON H. SMITH IS CEO, National Association of Broadcasters. He joined the National Association of Broadcasters as president and CEO in November 2009.
Prior to joining NAB, he served as a two-term U.S. senator from Oregon and later as senior advisor in the Washington offices of Covington & Burling, LLP.During his tenure in the U.S. Senate, Gordon’s committee assignments included the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee, the panel that oversees all broadcast-related legislation. He also served on the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, the Senate Finance Committee and the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. Gordon’s role on the Commerce Committee and as chairman of a Senate High Tech Task Force helped foster his interest in new media and new technology issues. Born in Pendleton, Ore., Gordon attended college at Brigham Young University, received his law degree from Southwestern University School of Law in Los Angeles, and practiced law in New Mexico and Arizona before returning to Oregon to direct the family-owned Smith Frozen Foods business in Weston, Ore. Before his election to the U.S. Senate in 1996, he was elected to the Oregon State Senate, rising to the position of president of that body after only three years.