It appears that Konnech, self-described as an “American” election technology company founded in Michigan, may have had access to internal election mechanisms, including computers, and appears to be linked with Chinese Communist interests.
According to Konnech’s website, the company’s ‘PollChief’ software products include the ‘Election Worker Management System,’ ‘Asset Management System,’ and the ‘MyBallot Tracking System’ used by “thousands of Election Offices across North America.”
Konnech’s software helps manage poll workers, polling locations, campaigns, assets, mail-in ballots, and supplies necessary to run elections in the United States, Canada, and Australia.
I find it odd that a local Soros-funded progressive communist democrat District Attorney would seek to prosecute an alleged theft of county poll worker data rather than the FBI, who should be running a major counterintelligence investigation into potential Communist Chinese interference in U.S. domestic elections and the potential for a hostile foreign power to cripple elections nationwide.
October 4, 2022
Head of Election Worker Management Software Arrested in Connection with Theft of Personal Data
Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gascón announced today that an executive with a Michigan-based company responsible for the software used in managing Los Angeles County election poll workers has been arrested as part of an investigation into the possible theft of personal identifying information of those workers.
“I want to thank my prosecutors and investigators for their commitment to eliminating cyber intrusions against government entities and local businesses,” District Attorney Gascón said.
“Data breaches are an ongoing threat to our digital way of life. When we entrust a company to hold our confidential data, they must be willing and able to protect our personal identifying information from theft. Otherwise, we are all victims.
This investigation is concerned solely with the personal identifying information of election workers. In this case, the alleged conduct had no impact on the tabulation of votes and did not alter election results. But security in all aspects of any election is essential so that we all have full faith in the integrity of the election process.”
Earlier today, Konnech Chief Executive Officer Eugene Yu was taken into custody on suspicion of theft of personal identifying information by investigators from the District Attorney’s Office Bureau of Investigation with assistance from the Meridian Township Police Department in Michigan. In addition, hard drives and other digital evidence were seized by LADA investigators.
The District Attorney’s Office is seeking Yu’s extradition to Los Angeles.
Konnech distributes and sells its proprietary PollChief software, which is an election worker management system that was utilized by the county in the last California election. The software assists with poll worker assignments, communications and payroll. PollChief requires that workers submit personal identifying information, which is retained by the Konnech.
Under its $2.9 million, five-year contract with the county, Konnech was supposed to securely maintain the data and that only United States citizens and permanent residents have access to it.
District Attorney investigators found that in contradiction to the contract, information was stored on servers in the People’s Republic of China.
The East Lansing Police Department and Ingham County Sheriff’s Office in Michigan also assisted in the investigation. <Source>
My first thought is that this might be a progressive communist democrat ploy to diffuse the situation and spare the corrupt Biden regime from further embarrassment over China’s compromise of allegedly secure election software under control by U.S. citizens. This begs the question, were illegitimate poll workers inserted into the process, and were supplies misrouted to create chaos at local polls?
Is the FBI deliberately concealing or slow-walking an investigation of Communist Chinese infiltration of nationwide election software?
Remember Catherine Engelbrecht, Founder and President of True the Vote, and her attempts to track down details of potential election fraud, which was largely dismissed by the mainstream media and censored by the major social media platforms?
TRUE THE VOTE ISSUES STATEMENT REGARDING THE ARREST OF KONNECH CEO EUGENE YU
True the Vote is honored to have played a small role in what must have been a wide ranging and complex investigation. The organization is profoundly grateful to the Los Angeles District Attorney’s office for their thorough work and rapid action in this matter.
True the Vote was sued last month by Konnech to try to silence our organization, including obtaining an ex-parte TRO, conducted in secret so that True the Vote had no opportunity to contest it. This TRO limited True the Vote’s ability to speak on the litigation. Today Konnech CEO Eugene Yu was arrested based on alleged evidence of the very activities he and his organization attempted to suppress. Konnech was assisted by many reporters who unblinkingly accepted their now discredited claims as fact, and simply repeated them.
According to True the Vote Founder Catherine Engelbrecht, “Election integrity should not be a partisan issue, nor should media try to suppress all conversation about it in a way that benefits one party. We will continue to report evidence of threats to our election process and work with law enforcement to ensure our elections are a secure space for all American voters.” <Source>
It appears that Catherine Engelbrecht and Gregg Phillips have alleged they were cooperating with the FBI in Michigan about data being sent overseas by Konnech. They also allege that the FBI in the Michigan field office appeared cooperative and welcoming of their data and assistance until the matter was co-opted by the FBI’s “Washington D.C. headquarters.” Engelbrecht and Phillips may have gone from investigators to those under investigation for unidentified “crimes.”
FBI Conceals Chinese Infiltration of U.S. Election Software
"This is a red Chinese communist op run against the United States by Chinese operatives, and it's a disaster."
In April 2022, Engelbrecht received a call from one of the FBI agents, who informed her that the FBI’s “Washington D.C. headquarters” was now involved in the investigation. Engelbrecht described how everything changed after this call, “There was no more goodwill, there was no more let's work together, the script had been flipped, and now we were the target,” she said. “That was a very disturbing call.”
The agent informed Engelbrecht that “two women” at the FBI’s headquarters believed that Phillips and Engelbrecht were “in the wrong for doing this” and that the D.C. office was now trying “to figure out how you guys broke the law to find all of this.”
Engelbrecht added, “which of course we didn't, but that was kind of their MO [modus operandi], they were going to try to pin something on us, and today you can pick your headlines about how the FBI has done this time and again.”
Phillips remarked, “The problem is they know about this, and they chose to do nothing. They chose to investigate it, and in the end, they chose to blame us, but this is China. These are Chinese operatives in the United States; these are Chinese citizens who are programming this.” <Source>
Is this part of the more extensive infiltration of American institutions and infrastructure?
According to the company’s Facebook page and an archived Michigan State University’s Confucius Institute webpage, Okemos, Michigan-based Konnech Inc., an American election technology company, previously built ChineseBrief.com, a ‘unique interactive communication platform and Chinese language learning tool’ for the Confucius Institute.
Confucius Institutes are public educational and cultural promotion programs funded and arranged currently by the Chinese International Education Foundation, a government-organized non-governmental organization under the Ministry of Education of the People's Republic of China. Many believe these are little more than Communist Chinese front groups designed to infiltrate U.S. institutions and to exfiltrate intelligence and intellectual property.
The Communist Chinese have infiltrated our government and institutions to an unprecedented extent, possibly including the President of the United States and Members of Congress. Will the Biden regime, Attorney General Merrick Garland’s Department of Justice, and Director Christopher Wray’s FBI take substantive action, or will they use the Clinton model of enforcement where nothing happens to those who may have harmed the integrity of United States elections?
We are so screwed.
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“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS
"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius
“A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell
“Fere libenter homines id quod volunt credunt." (The people gladly believe what they wish to.) ~Julius Caesar
“Describing the problem is quite different from knowing the solution. Except in politics." ~ OCS