Reports: Ga. Gov. Kemp awarded Dominion Voting Contract after meeting with Chinese consulate official in Atlanta
UPDATED 12:40 PT – Thursday, December 10, 2020
New reports highlight the relationship between Georgia’s governor and consuls from China. They show that Gov. Brian Kemp (R-Ga.) may have closer ties to China than just asking for their business.
According to recent reports, Kemp met with China’s consul general from the Houston consulate in Atlanta on July 12, 2019. The Houston consulate was shut down by the U.S. government for being used as a location for spies.
“We’ve terminated special treatment agreements with Hong Kong in response to CCP’s actions to deny freedom to the people of Hong Kong,” Secy. of State Mike Pompeo said when he appeared before the Senate in July. “And we closed our consulate in Houston because it was a den of spies.”
On July 29 of the same year, Kemp handed Dominion a ten-year contract worth over $100 million.
— Tom Fitton (@TomFitton) December 6, 2020
Dominion has been accused multiple times of changing votes for President Trump to votes for Joe Biden. The company also has various ties to China.
In June of this year, the New York Times reported there is evidence that heavy lobbying and sales tactics were used leading up to their implementation.
On Tuesday, outlets highlighted resurfaced pictures of Kemp meeting with several Chinese diplomats who are suspected of committing espionage and attempting to steal COVID-19 research.
On July 12, 2019, GA Gov Kemp met Houston Consul General Li Qiangmin at rumored Chinese spy hub consulate in Houston.
On July 29, 2019, GA signs contract for Dominion Voting Machines statewide.
— Ron (@CodeMonkeyZ) December 8, 2020
Separate reports also called attention to massive Chinese investment in Georgia, which may violate CFIUS rules. Kemp is known to have welcomed questionable Chinese money in his state.
“China is a top source of imports and our third-largest export market,” Kemp stated. “We welcome thousands of Chinese visitors every year to the Peach State and we are constantly helping to develop new opportunities for Chinese companies.”
Critics said Kemp is willing to hand election results in his state to Joe Biden, despite evidence of fraud, due to his soft stance on China.