Gregg Phillips and Catherine Engelbrecht of “True the Vote,” Dinesh D’Souza’s partners in the lame sci-fi conspiracy thriller “2000 Mules,” have been jailed for contempt by a federal judge in Texas after they refused to comply with court orders in a lawsuit filed by a Michigan-based election system HR management platform called Konnech, VoteBeat.org’s Jessica Huseman reports.
Long and pretty funny story as short as possible: The lawsuit stems from Phillips and Engelbrecht accusing Konnech of storing the personal data of election workers on a server in China. The thing is that they were actually right about it, according to an indictment of Konnech’s CEO Eugene Yu, who was charged with breach of government contract by the Los Angeles District Attorney on Engelbrecht and Phillips’ tip. Though it appears that Yu’s intent was never more nefarious than simply trying to pad profits by outsourcing tech labor to China (while still lying about that to client jurisdictions and being pretty fucking reckless with the personal data of people already under constant threat), that naturally did nothing to stop True the Vote and their QAnon fanboys from taking it way further, publicly accusing him of being an agent of the ChiComs trying to meddle in elections, hence the defamation lawsuit even as Yu faces indictment for the original accusation.
The bottom line is that even when they finally get a win by identifying a real vulnerability for election integrity – though it’s with workers, not the voting or tabulation itself – and are actually taken seriously by law enforcement for once in their lives, 2020 election conspiracy assholes can’t help themselves. They take it too far and end up getting tossed in jail for contempt.