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This Untold Story of Poll Worker Data, Chinese Servers, and Scandal, Only the FBI Knows the Truth


 Margot Cleveland
The Federalist, Nov. 18, 2022

“If the data had been stored on a Chinese server, it is inexcusable that the FBI did not intervene in Konnech’s civil case in Texas to protect its confidential human sources — or, at a minimum, Hasson, who discovered the data breach and brought it to the FBI’s attention.”
 
Developments over the last month in two cases, one criminal and one civil, involving the election-management software company Konnech and its CEO Eugene Yu, reveal the FBI remains mired in malfeasance.

Either the FBI has abandoned multiple confidential human sources and discarded an 18-month investigation into evidence that Yu maintained the personal information of tens of thousands of American election workers on a server in China, or the bureau has allowed Yu to be arrested for crimes he did not commit and permitted the innocent American to be branded a felon and traitor.

While at this point the public cannot tell which scenario is true, the Department of Justice and the FBI know, and their failure either to charge Yu (or provide the L.A. district attorney’s office with confirmation of the alleged crimes) or to clear him represents another blot on the disgraced agency’s name.

Here’s what you need to know to understand the brewing scandal. 

Konnech Provides Election Logistics Software

Konnech is a Michigan corporation founded by Yu, a Chinese national but an American Citizen. According to court filings, “Konnech provides governmental entities in the U.S. with an election logistics software product called PollChief which those governmental entities use to recruit, train and schedule poll workers; coordinate the distribution of equipment and supplies to polling places; and dispatch support personnel to address technical and other issues.” The PollChief system “requires that workers submit personal identifying information, which is retained by the Konnech.”  … [To read the full article, click here

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