Election Software CEO Arrested for Storing Data on Chinese Servers

Mainstream media dismissed the story as a “conspiracy” just before the arrest.

QUICK FACTS:
  • Eugene Yu, the CEO of U.S. software company Konnech, was arrested near Lansing, Michigan on Tuesday after being accused of storing election data in China.
  • Yu’s arrest comes just after election integrity nonprofit ‘True the Vote’ claimed Konnech gave the Chinese government backdoor access to the personal data of millions of U.S. poll workers.
  • The New York Times had brushed off the claim before the arrest, citing Konnech’s denial of the accusations itself as proof there was no misconduct.
OFFICIAL STATEMENTS ON THE ARREST:
  • “Konnech allegedly violated its contract by storing critical information that the workers provided on servers in China. We intend to hold all those responsible for this breach accountable,” Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gascón said about the arrest.
  • The district attorney went on to say, “Konnech allegedly violated its contract by storing critical information that the workers provided on servers in China. We intend to hold all those responsible for this breach accountable.”
  • Gascón added that his office had found no evidence suggesting the information had been sold.
  • Konnech issued a statement following Yu’s arrest denying the allegations: “We are continuing to ascertain the details of what we believe to be Mr. Yu’s wrongful detention by LA County authorities. Any LA County poll worker data that Konnech may have possessed was provided to it by LA County, and therefore could not have been ‘stolen’ as suggested,” the company said.
BACKGROUND:
  • Concern about election integrity is on the rise as Americans struggle to keep faith in free and fair elections and Republican lawmakers make moves to change election security.
  • American Faith recently reported how the Arizona Supreme Court supported an election integrity ruling that kept a ballot measure backed by Democrat donor George Soros off the state ballot.
  • Proposition 210 would have rolled back Arizona’s new election integrity law put in place after the 2020 presidential election. The proposition was funded by Soros, who has long been suspected of attempting to influence the American election system.
  • Conservatives questioned the validity of signatures gathered by the group ‘Arizonans for Free and Fair Elections,’ which has strong monetary ties to Soros’ ‘Open Society Foundation.’