An election corruption scheme has resulted in an arrest.
"The head of an election management company was arrested after it was found that personal data of election workers was stored on servers in China, Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gascón announced this week," reported Breitbart.
Gascón detailed the arrest of Konnech Corporation Chief Executive Officer Eugene Yu, the head of a Michigan-based company which managed the software organizing poll workers in Los Angeles County, reports Breitbart.
"According to the press release, his arrest is directly tied to 'part of an investigation into the possible theft of personal identifying information of those workers.' However, it assures that this has had no impact on actual election results but recognizes that this level of malfeasance could further undermine faith in our election systems and processes," Breitbart reports.
Here's part of the press release:
Earlier today, Konnech Corporation 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.
"According to the LA County district attorney’s office, Konnech’s software was used to in LA County in the last California election, and it was 'supposed to securely maintain the data and that only United States citizens and permanent residents have access to it,'" reported Breitbart News.
This data was stored on servers in China:
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.
"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," True the Vote Founder Catherine Engelbrecht said.
Engelbrecht promised to "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."
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