Media Statement: Konnech Software Platform Developed to Schedule Poll Worker Shifts Has No Impact on Election Outcomes

Official Statement of the DeKalb County Democratic Committee

Allegations and challenges are continued attempts to undermine local election integrity

Following the 2020 election, legal challenges around the country have repeatedly failed to support the barrage of conspiracy theories and allegations of misconduct relating to the election outcome. The latest attempt to undermine election integrity is the assertion that the logistics management software developed by Michigan-based Konnech was used to influence election results.

Konnech’s product is exclusively used for the management of election poll workers, from recruitment and training to shift scheduling and timely payment processing. There is absolutely no connection between Konnech software and the actual casting or tabulation of votes. They are separate systems that do not integrate in any way.

Konnech’s contract with Los Angeles County recently came under scrutiny when county officials alleged that poll worker data may have been stored on servers in China rather than in the United States. That news follows an ongoing flood of local voter registration challenges, open records requests and emails seeking to cast suspicion and further disrupt the election process in DeKalb County.

The DeKalb County Voter Registration and Elections office, responsible for local poll worker scheduling, confirmed that the poll worker data at issue did not include any private information, but only information that is publicly available. They also have assured poll workers that the safety of their data is a top priority and are taking further steps to ensure the public’s confidence in the county’s data security protocols. This includes housing data on the DeKalb County server.

Using the alleged Konnech data breach to insinuate that DeKalb County elections have been compromised is simply the latest attempt of the far-right to spread misinformation and draw illogical conclusions about our county’s safe, secure and fair elections.

Coordinated Campaign Office Now Open in Chamblee

Coordinated Campaign Office Now Open in Chamblee

The Democratic Party of Georgia (DPG) has opened a field office in Chamblee to help coordinate the campaign activities of multiple Democratic groups working here in DeKalb County through the midterm elections. Organizers and representatives from DPG, the Dekalb Dems, the Young Democrats of Georgia, and several candidates are working with the Coordinated Campaign office to ensure that we deploy the most robust and effective Get Out the Vote strategy in the history of DeKalb County.  We strongly encourage our house district chairs, precinct captains and others to reach out to the Coordinated Campaign office to participate in the many volunteer campaign activities planned and to get canvasing materials. This office will help all of us build a cohesive strategy for the upcoming midterm elections. The office is located at 

5383 New Peachtree Rd, Atlanta, GA

Atlanta Chinatown Mall, suite # 5389-N 

(The location is close to the front of the mall.)


OFFICE HOURS 

Sunday 11:30 am – 9:00 pm

Monday – Closed

Tuesday – Thursday 11:00 am – 9:00 pm

Friday 11:00 am – 7:30 pm

Saturday 8:30 am – 9:00 pm

Request For Proposal – DIGITAL MARKETING DIRECTOR

The DeKalb County Democratic Committee (DCDC) seeks an experienced contractor or firm to create, implement, and manage digital fundraising and communication. It is DCDC’s goal to raise money and awareness concerning the 2022 election cycle. The selected contractor will work with the DCDC communications lead in partnership with the fundraising lead.

Bi-partisan DeKalb Board of Elections and DeKalb Democratic party urge Gov. Kemp to veto Voting Bills

Bi-partisan DeKalb Board of Elections and DeKalb Democratic party urge Gov. Kemp to veto Voting Bills

The DeKalb County Democratic Committee and Board of Registrations and Elections (DeKalb BRE) joined the DeKalb House and Senate Delegation to denounce proposed voting bills on the steps of the Gold Dome on March 17.

“I was taught never to take our precious freedoms for granted,” Republican DeKalb BRE Vice-Chair Baoky Vu said in a statement. “The proposed so-called ‘elections integrity’ legislation … is nothing short of real voter suppression. If men and women in uniform such as Pat Tillman and Humayun Khan were willing to die fighting to defend our American democracy, then we must be willing to live fighting for it.”

DeKalb Democrats Denounce Outside Partisan Attack Against DeKalb’s Right to Vote

DeKalb Democrats Denounce Outside Partisan Attack Against DeKalb’s Right to Vote

The DeKalb County Democratic Committee is pleased to know that the DeKalb Board of Registration and Elections has upheld the principles of democracy by rejecting the partisan attack on the eligibility of DeKalb voters.

On Tuesday, December 22, the Republican Party and a Texas-based group called “True the Vote” wasted DeKalb taxpayers’ time and resources by challenging the eligibility of over 50,000 DeKalb citizens to vote in next month’s U.S. Senate runoffs. This is another blatant attack on our democracy by Republicans who do not reside in our state and Republican leaders who refuse to condemn these attacks.

Democrat or Republican, DeKalb voters should be free to exercise their right to vote without fear of losing it due to unscrupulous attacks.