The CEO of the Konnech election software company has been arrested for selling the personal data of American poll workers to Communist China, just 24 hours after The New York Times published a piece defending him from “election deniers,” whose research has placed Konnech, its CEO, and the Chinese Communist Party at the center of the 2020 election theft plot.
Eugene Yu is the Chinese-born founder of Konnech Incorporated, an election software company that won major contracts for the 2020 election including in Los Angles County, California, one of America’s largest. In all, L.A. County agreed to pay Konnech $2.9 million as part of a 5-year contract to use the company’s PollChief software to track election worker schedules, training, payroll, and communications.
It is there that Yu has been criminally charged with stealing the personal data of hundreds of election poll workers and selling it to Communist China. That information, watchdogs and law enforcement warn, could be used to blackmail poll workers and vote counters to swing election results.
It’s unclear from law enforcement statements if the Communist Chinese have been able to gain further access to American voting systems by way of Yu and Konnech’s deceptive conduct.
Yu was arrested in Michigan’s Meridian Township, where local officials say they’ll seek to extradite him to California to face his charges. During his arrest, authorities seized computers, hard drives, and a mountain of “digital evidence.”
In addition to Los Angeles County, Konnech’s PollChief software is used in elections around the country. Election integrity watchdogs who have launched investigations into the 2020 election say that Yu and Konnech’s crimes in Los Angeles are just the tip of the iceberg and that they actually sold personal information on up to 2 million poll workers to Chinese Communists.
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Yu’s arrest came just a day after The New York Times published an article defending him from so-called “election deniers,” portraying Eugene Yu and Konnech as the victims of anti-Chinese conspiracy theorists.
Before the charges against Yu were announced, Times writer Stuart A. Thompson accused Yu’s detractors of “using threadbare evidence, or none at all” to suggest that “a small American election software company…had secret ties to the Chinese Communist Party.”
Apparently, Yu and his fellow Konnech employees, many of which are of Chinese backgrounds, had received a number of email inquiries regarding accusations of 2020 fraud and election malfeasance, something that Thompson and The New York Times took issue with.
Portraying the suspected CCP agent as the victim, Yu, Thompson reported, has “cried” over the scrutiny applied to Konnech and their relationship with Communist China.
“I’ve cried,” Mr. Yu wrote in an email. “Other than the birth of my daughter, I hadn’t cried since kindergarten,” Thompson reported in his defense of Yu and Konnech.