State Representative Timothy Ramthun (R-Campbellsport) released the following statement regarding the 94-page contractual agreement for election software between the recently arrested and charged Konnech CEO Eugene Yu and the City of Milwaukee. “I have grave concerns after reviewing the contractual language between Konnech and the City of Milwaukee. At face value. it appears to not only give Konnech unfettered access to private data for poll workers, but also everything else involving the administration of elections in the City of Milwaukee.”

“Of particular concern are the numerous disclosures in the contract that specifically state Konnech has unlimited access to highly sensitive election data that includes poll books, registered voter information, e-Poll Books, memory cards, tally sheets, voting machines, building layout and chain-of-custody procedures.”

“The City of Milwaukee Poll Workers and voters need to know if their private data and voter information is compromised. This data is alleged to be stored on servers in China, by reckless oversight of an election software company under indictment.”

“I am pleased Rep. Janel Brandtjen (R-Menomonee Falls) has followed my lead in asking for the immediate termination of this contract, joining Los Angeles County, the City of Detroit, Fairfax County and Loudon County of Virginia that have terminated their Konnech contracts within the two weeks.”

“To continue my efforts for transparency, please see the attached Konnech Election Software Contract with the City of Milwaukee, and the main points of concern I have outlined.”

“Elections administered with integrity have to be priority Number 1 if we are to preserve and protect our representative republic from foreign interference. This issue must be resolved immediately. Anything short of that is simply treasonous. More members of the Wisconsin State Legislature need to engage and do something!”

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