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BREAKING: CEO of US election software firm Konnech arrested for storing data on servers in China
The Post Millennial, Oct 4, 2022

Eugene Yu, the CEO of the software firm Konnech, has been arrested in connection to the storage of data on servers in China.

It was on Monday that The New York Times ran an article claiming that "election deniers" had made Konnech the center of a "conspiracy theory." The article claimed that these "election deniers" had used "threadbare evidence" to suggest that Konnech "had secret ties to the Chinese Communist Party and had given the Chinese government back door access to personal data about two million poll workers in the United States."

The Times claimed that these allegations against Konnech "demonstrate how far-right election deniers are also giving more attention to new and more secondary companies and groups."

Konnech, based in Michigan, had been contracted by Los Angeles County, and Allen County, Indiana, to work on "election logistics, such as scheduling poll workers."

"Konnech," the Times stated, "said none of the accusations were true. It said that all the data for its American customers were stored on services in the United States and that it had no ties to the Chinese government."

The Times lameneted the damage done to Konnech's reputation by these "election deniers" who claimed that the company had ties to the CCP.

On Tuesday, the Times had to write that Yu had been arrested, and that data collected by Konnech had indeed been stored on servers in China. True the Vote, an election integrity not-for-profit, stated that they were able to download the personal information of some 1.8 million poll workers from Konnech servers in China. True the Vote passed this information on to the FBI.

The company itself appears to be standing by Yu, and continues to blame election deniers for harming the company's reputation. A spokesman for Konnech told the Times that Konnech had handed over all poll worker data to the county, and that it "therefore could not have been 'stolen' as suggested."

However, the Times reports that "The Los Angeles County district attorney’s office said in an emailed statement that it had cause to believe that personal information on election workers was 'criminally mishandled.'"


https://thepostmillennial.com/breaking-ceo-of-us-election-software-firm-konnech-arrested-for-storing-data-on-servers-in-china?utm_campaign=64502

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🚨🚨🚨🚨🚨 Breaking! The mother of all  💣!

Eugene Yu of Konnech belongs to a http://NIST.GOV (US gov) Interoperability Working Group which covers ALL aspects of voting including election night reporting!

Let’s review 💣
https://nist.gov/itl/voting/interoperability-working-group-membership-list

https://nist.gov/itl/voting/int

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Cloud Computing at its finest......

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🧵Breaking! Smartmatic is now chaired by a member of Bidens transition team and Obamas head of transportation security.
Recall they’re involved in US elections as I have proven. And are also partnered with Votem where Konnechs Eugene Yu is a board member.
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Gee,who coulda seen THAT coming?
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Breaking: As ordered by Federal Judge Kenneth Hoyt, US Marshals have just taken into custody True the Vote’s Catherine Engelbrecht and Gregg Phillips for contempt of court, due to their refusal to release the name of a confidential informant.
10:43 AM · Oct 31, 2022

Judge Hoyt orders that Engelbrecht and Phillips be held in custody for a day or more, until they bring forth the information they are withholding.

Judge says he never got a straight answer on who was in the Dallas hotel room January, 2021, and he doesn’t know how many people were there. Judge says the way Phillips and Engelbrecht talked suggests True the Vote did have access to the hacked computer data, though they deny it.

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The ruling came after the conservative voting organization’s leaders failed to provide specifics about the alleged evidence they’ve used to target election vendor Konnech. True the Vote has made vaguely defined accusations about the company for months.

More reporting on this case from George Webb at https://twitter.com/RealGeorgeWebb1

"Vaguely defined accusations" or not, a prosecutor found them sufficient to charge Eugene Yu.
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Every person and entity in the PRC are agents of the Chinese Communist Party.  That's how Communism works.  There are no private companies nor private citizens.  Everyone and everything is propery of the State.

This company also does work for elections in Australia, which is a known target for pro-China propagandists.

The Chi-coms have much access to American data.  Sometimes, work offshored to India tech companies gets contracted out to Chi-com IT entities.

The Chi-coms don't need to steal much of it because companies give it to them.
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BREAKING: True the Vote leaders arrested after refusing to reveal confidential informant
Hoyt ordered that Engelbrcht and Phillips be held in custody for at least a day, until they divulge that information.
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On Monday, US Marshalls took into custody Catherine Engelbrecht and Gregg Phillips of True the Vote, for refusing to identify a confidential informant.

Federal Judge Kenneth Hoyt delivered the order, holding the two in contempt of court for refusing to identify the informant, according to independent journalist Ivory Hecker.  ...

The arrest of the pair is the latest in a civil suit filed in September by Konnech, a Michigan-based company that provides software to elections offices regarding poll worker management, according to Votebeat Texas.

Kenneth alleged that True the Vote made "baseless and racist" accusations against CEO Eugene Yu, which forced him and his family to flee their home.

Yu was arrested and charged by the Los Angeles district attorney for allegedly storing government data in China, which is in breach of the company’s contract. LA officials reportedly received their initial tip regarding Yu from Phillips.  ...

Full story at Post Millennial
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Yu does have the right to confront his accusers at trial, including the confidential informant.
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Gee,what could have POSSIBILY gone wrong there?
Anyone who isn't paranoid in 2021 just isn't thinking clearly!