Despite constant insistence to the contrary, there is evidence that not everything that occurred in the handling of the 2020 election was on the up and up.
In fact, the CEO of an election software company was just arrested over suspicions that he stole poll workers’ personal data and stored it on servers located in China, Breitbart reported.
Incredibly, The New York Times this week first published an article attempting to discredit the allegations, only to publish an article the very next day announcing the arrest.
On Monday, Stuart Thompson of the NY Times sought to debunk the “conspiracy theory” from “election deniers” that Eugene Yu, CEO of the Michigan-based Konnech election software company, was linked to the Chinese communist regime and had given that rival government access to the vast information on election poll workers that his company had gathered.
Just one day later, however, Thompson and the NY Times reported that Yu had been arrested for the exact thing that the so-called “election deniers” had accused him of — stealing the personal data of poll workers and potentially giving access to that data to the Chinese government.
“I have never seen anything age this poorly, this quickly. By NYT’s @stuartathompson,” conservative pundit Mollie Hemingway tweeted. “Also, could adults stop using the Democrat propaganda term ‘election denial’ to describe people with legitimate challenges to election administration? It’s so puerile.”
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I have never seen anything age this poorly, this quickly. By NYT’s @stuartathompson
Also, could adults stop using the Democrat propaganda term “election denial” to describe people with legitimate challenges to election administration? It’s so puerile. pic.twitter.com/YEcevYjhdI
— Mollie (@MZHemingway) October 5, 2022
“Oct. 3: lengthy feature ‘debunking’ a ‘conspiracy theory’ about security of poll worker data. Oct. 4: arrest on just that charge. All from a newspaper that spent *years* pushing the absurd conspiracy theory that Trump stole the 2016 election by colluding with Russia,” Hemingway added.
Arrested and facing extradition for theft of personal information
The New York Post reported that Yu and his Michigan-based Konnech company were awarded in 2020 a five-year, $2.9 million contract from Los Angeles County to use its software to “track election worker schedules, training, payroll, and communications,” per the L.A. County clerk.
He was arrested Tuesday in Michigan and his company’s equipment and hard drives were seized as evidence as L.A. County prosecutors seek to have him extradited to California to face charges of theft of personally identifying information of poll workers, which as noted had been stored on servers located in China when that data was never supposed to leave the United States.
Meanwhile, Yu’s company complained in a statement of the CEO’s “wrongful detention” and, apparently ignoring the fact that the information had been stored in China, laughably asserted, “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.”
It remains to be seen what, if any, consequences will befall Yu, or if the media will ease up on its demonization of so-called “election deniers” who are, in fact, simply asking questions about obvious inconsistencies and apparent illegalities.