Disgraced Gov. Brian Kemp (R-GA) gave Dominion Voting Systems a $107 million state contract just two weeks after meeting Li Qiangmin, the Houston Consul General of the People’s Republic of China.
According to the Tennessee Star, the meeting took place in Atlanta on July 12, 2019. Just 17 days later, Kemp, who became Governor of Georgia in January of that year, awarded the contract for the 2020 elections to Dominion Voting Systems.
Dominion was purportedly brought in to introduce a “verified paper ballot system” before the Democratic presidential primaries in March 2020.
Dominion, which has been accused of flipping Trump votes to Biden, has close ties to the Chinese government, with an SEC filing revealing that the China-linked UBS Securities LLC entity sent $400 million to Dominion in 2018.
Three of the four board members at the New York-based UBS Securities LLC are Chinese, and UBS’s China subsidiary is partially owned by the Chinese government.
Previously, the National Pulse reported that Andy Huang, the Core Infrastructure Manager of Information Technology at Dominion Voting Systems, previously worked at the state-owned China Telecom.
The National Pulse reports:
[T]he Department of Justice flagged the firm for “concerns that China Telecom is vulnerable to exploitation, influence, and control by the Chinese government” and how “the nature of China Telecom’s U.S. operations” provide “opportunities for Chinese state-actors to engage in malicious cyber activity enabling economic espionage and disruption and misrouting of U.S. communications.”
Huang, who fulfills the critical technology role at Dominion, worked at the Chinese firm from 1998 to 2002.
Tasks which Huang assisted with include the “Xiamen IDC Project,” the “Xiamen Metropolitan-are broadband network,” and the “OA Intranet infrastructure reformation project.”
Dominion has come under fire after it was exposed flipping votes to Biden in the critical swing state of Michigan. Although the company blamed a computer glitch, many, including prestigious conservative lawyers Sydney Powell and Lin Wood, have alleged that the company was part of a deliberate attempt to throw the election to Joe Biden.
This article mistakenly referred to Kemp as the Secretary of State of Georgia when this occurred and was corrected.