Headline RoundupOctober 6th, 2022

Election Tech CEO Charged With Stealing Data About Poll Workers

Summary from the AllSides News Team

The CEO of an election tech company was arrested this week for allegedly stealing information about poll workers and storing it on Chinese servers.

Authorities arrested Eugene Yu on Wednesday in Michigan on suspicion of theft of personal identifying information, and investigators reportedly seized computer hard drives and other "digital evidence." According to the district attorney's office, Konnech was supposed to keep the data in the United States, but instead stored it on China-based servers. The DA also said the "alleged conduct had no impact on the tabulation of votes and did not alter election results."

Yu was the subject of a New York Times (Lean Left bias) article published Monday detailing how "election deniers catapulted" Yu's company, Konnech, "to the center of unfounded voter fraud claims, exposing it to vicious threats." The article said the "election deniers" accused Yu without evidence of giving "the Chinese government backdoor access to personal data about two million poll workers in the United States." Konnech is a Michigan-based election tech company that tracks election workers' payroll, communications, and schedules.

The arrest was covered across the spectrum. Sources on all sides, especially the left and center but also the right, highlighted the DA's remark that Yu's alleged misconduct didn't impact election results. Many right-rated outlets focused their coverage on painting the Times's article as misinformation, especially the part that said Yu was wrongfully accused of giving data to the Chinese government.

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