Georgia Gov. Kemp Awarded $107 Million Contract to Dominion Two Weeks After Meeting With People’s Republic of China Consul General

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by Debra Heine

 

Georgia Governor Brian Kemp awarded a $107 million contract to Dominion Voting Systems two weeks after he met with the Houston-based Consul General of the People’s Republic of China in Atlanta.

Kemp met with Li Qiangmin, Houston Consul General of the People’s Republic of China, on July 12, 2019.

The Secretary of State’s office announced on July 29, 2019 that Dominion’s election services were procured to implement a “verified paper ballot system” in the state prior to the March 2020 presidential primaries.

Dominion Voting Systems, which operates voting machines in 28 states, has been accused of switching Trump votes to Biden in the 2020 election.

According to reports, the voting software company has multiple links to China, including a $400 million filing in the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) one month before the election that links Dominion, UBS Securities LLC, and China.

The filing reportedly shows that UBS arranged a private placement of $400 million with Staple Street Capital III, L.P. on October 8, 2020.

Staple Street Capital, a private equity firm located in New York, purchased Dominion Voting systems on July 17, 2018, for an undisclosed amount.

The securities firm that arranged the transaction, UBS Securities LLC, is a division of UBS Americas Inc, which ultimately falls under UBS Group AG, a company listed on the SIX Swiss stock exchange.

Three of four board members of UBS Securities LLC are Chinese according to Bloomberg, at least one of whom appears to reside in Hong Kong.

Heavy reported that an executive board member of Staple Street Capital, William Earl Kennard, is a former ambassador to the EU who was appointed to that position by former President Barack Obama.

Also concerning to many, is Dominion’s use of components made in China.

During congressional testimony in January, John Poulos, the President and CEO of Dominion, admitted that parts for their voting machines are manufactured in China.

“We do have components in our products that come from China. Our tabulated products have always been manufactured in the United States,” Poulos said. The Chinese components, he said, included “LCD components, the actual glass screen on the interface down to the chip component level.”

Additionally, there are new reports that a company owned by a Chinese firm manufactures modems that are used by Dominion in their voting machines.

Revealing yet another link to China, the National Pulse reported on Nov. 25 that the Core Infrastructure Manager of Information Technology at Dominion previously worked at China Telecom.

China Telecom is wholly run by the Chinese government, and has been identified by the U.S. Department of Defense as having collaborated with the country’s military for over two decades.

Similarly, the Department of Justice flagged the firm for “concerns that China Telecom is vulnerable to exploitation, influence, and control by the Chinese government” and how “the nature of China Telecom’s U.S. operations” provide “opportunities for Chinese state-actors to engage in malicious cyber activity enabling economic espionage and disruption and misrouting of U.S. communications.”

Huang, who fulfills the critical technology role at Dominion, worked at the Chinese firm from 1998 to 2002.

In July of 2019, Li Qiangmin, Consul General of the People’s Republic of China, met with Kemp in Atlanta to discuss trade and tourism issues, according to U.S. China News.

On behalf of the state government, Governor Brian Kemp thanked Consul General Li Qiangmin for his contribution to the development of Trade and Tourism between China and Georgia over the past five years. Consul General Li stressed the importance of the development of friendly relations between China and the United States and welcomed Governor Brian Kemp’s early visit to China.

After the meeting, Gov. Brian Kemp personally presented “Inspired Georgia” to Consul General Li Qiangmin on the title page of the book. Consul General Li also returned fine Chinese crafts to the governor.
Also attending the meeting were the Executive Director of China Affairs of the Georgia Economic Development Agency, China Chief Representative (Global Business) Xu Siwei and Jassy, China Manager of the Jozhou Tourism Bureau, and Liu Bo and Ge Mingdong, Head of the Chinese Consulate General in Houston.

About two weeks later, Kemp procured a $107 million ten-year contract with Dominion, which covered 30,000 touch screen voting machines and the installation of a “verified paper ballot” voting system, according to Forbes.

“$89 million in payments were front-loaded into the first two-years of the contract,” Forbes reported.

The deal was opposed by both Republicans and Democrats in the Georgia legislature.

The New York Times reported in June of 2020 that there was “some evidence that heavy lobbying and sales tactics have played a role in their adoption in Georgia and elsewhere.”

According to the report, Georgia has eight registered lobbyists for Dominion, including Lewis Abit Massey, a former Democratic Georgia Secretary of State, and Jared Thomas, former chief of staff for Republican Governor Brian Kemp.

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Debra Heine reports for American Greatness.
Background Photo “Georgia Capital” by andre m. CC BY-SA 3.0.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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27 Thoughts to “Georgia Gov. Kemp Awarded $107 Million Contract to Dominion Two Weeks After Meeting With People’s Republic of China Consul General”

  1. Jessie

    Yes we know Kemp is corrupt and so his whole office. Why aren’t people saying more about this? If there were anything to Kemp he would step down. We all know what kind of man he is now.

  2. Merrie Lewis

    This is a libelous piece of trash and you “journalists” know it. Georgia has a strong trade agreement with China, has for years, as shown by the economic growth of and for the state. And just because a few parts were manufactured in China, like 90% of all electronic devices used by millions upon millions of people worldwide, is no indication of ANYTHING nefarious in Dominion’s voting machines. And global companies have Chinese investors who then have board seats … absolutely common practice worldwide. Americans have board seats on Chinese companies where their companies have invested heavily. You are depending on the ignorance of everyday Georgians who now hear the word “china” like you depended in the past on the words “Soros” and “Hillary” to get the Pavlovian response of snarling, frothing hatred to attain your stupid right-wing political agendas through their manipulated votes.. How can you live with yourselves. Disgusting.

  3. Why didn’t he just give Dominion the 107M all upfront so they could make their sales quota and he could receive a generous……..Christmas gift? What, that would be a ……..violation and a fiduciary failure. Nice oversight GA?

  4. Ed Smith

    Unfortunately our country is sliding into the abyss of the other dictatorship countries.
    Our so called leaders are in it for the money.
    Look into the finances of everyone in the Senate and Congress as well as the Governors of all states. FOLLOW THE MONEY ALWAYS.

  5. PK

    Did Zuckerberg give him some of the $3.9 million he dumped in the swing states??

  6. Deb

    Gimpy Wimpy Kempy needs to go!!😡

  7. Georgia Voter

    Recall this bastid. He gotta go!

  8. MuneShadowe

    Also see if there were any questionable donations to his campaign from any groups from outside the state, that would be telling.

  9. Kemp is a Total Jackwaggon and should be Recalled….He knew what he was doing and was paid well for screwing the people of Georgia .Get him and that Sec. of State out of Office….. Also both are Dirty with CHICOM cash !!!!!!

    1. Good comment! Kemp reminds me of the “car dealer” in Fargo. He really screwed up and it only got worse. That story didn’t end well either.

  10. Stiv

    Shameful. He should resign

  11. Stephen

    Kemp and his state government are compromised and corrupt.

  12. Julie

    You have to wonder how many of these kind deals are happening throughout the country, not just Democrats but Republicans like Kemp. You wonder how these people and their families become wealthy while in office, and there needs to be laws against this kind of thing. China is anti-Trump and Kemp is standing by them and the election results because it is what China wants.

    1. I think there are laws against this tiny thing, but the court systems are so corrupt these days, that I don’t think they actually enforce the prosecution of these Lawless ones.

  13. Onekama Man

    The only item left to complete in this investigation is to determine how much money or what was Comrade Brian given in exchange for the contract.

  14. Jolie

    California’s Newsom did the same, but it was billions, not millions. People didn’t know about it either. Hush, hush.

  15. Dave Huff

    At what point does it become treason?

  16. MARC

    WTF ???? WHERE IS THE FBI ??????? TRUMP IMPOWER A SPECIAL PROSECUTOR!

  17. Freedom

    Kemp doesn’t look like he’d fair too well in prison. He looks like the suicide type to me.

  18. Larry

    Kemp has the”YUAN” disease!!

  19. Tank

    ‘Would love to see Glenn Beck’s white board on this one! Kemp is a traitor. Awarded $100M+ to Dominion and probably received a Kickback percentage of that for himself. Welcome to Quid Pro Quo.

    1. Viteye

      Look at the family finances that is where you will find any kick backs.

  20. Carmen Cassady

    Gov. Kemp has an Eric Swalwell problem on STEROIDS. He is dirty as they come. A full-blown, bought and paid for Chi Com. Guilty of treason and murder and selling out Amer.
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  22. Eric Schrader

    Where is the Georgia Bureau of Investigation in all of these matters? Essentially, this was a no bid contract, which I’m sure has to be against Georgia Law. Come on, Man!

  23. Gerald Iverson

    The corrupt and evil people in government and those who took money to sell out our country by corrupting this election will go down.
    Mark my words. And pres Trump has already won and it will be confirmed.

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