FBI information concerning ByteGrid LLC, AltPoint Capital Partners (secretary of state)

Christopher Bing filed this request with the secretary of state of Maryland.
Multi Request FBI information concerning ByteGrid LLC, AltPoint Capital Partners
Est. Completion None
No Responsive Documents


From: Christopher Bing

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Maryland Public Information Act, I hereby request the following records:

Any reports, notes and/or memos originally authored by the FBI and provided to the Maryland Office of the Governor and/or Secretary of State's office concerning the security risk posed by ByteGrid LLC and/or AltPoint Capital Partners. In July 2018, public media reporting suggested that ByteGrid LLC, an election technology vendor used in Maryland, was owned in part by AltPoint Capital Partners, a firm led by a Russian oligarch with close ties to Russian President Vladimir Putin. The documents I am seeking relate specifically to the warnings about ByteGrid LLC provided to the state government by federal agencies.

I would appreciate a response to my inquiry to the extent possible.

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.

In the event that there are fees, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 10 calendar days, as the statute requires.



From: secretary of state



RE: *Response to Request for Public Records*

Dear Sir/Madam:

The Office of the Secretary of State received your request
dated July 16, 2018. I am responding to your request pursuant to the
Maryland Public Information Act, General Provisions (“GP”) Sections 4-101
through 4-601 (“the PIA”).

The Office of the Secretary of State does not maintain this
information. You may want to contact Jared DeMaris from the Board of
Elections at Jared DeMarinis, Public Information Act Officer, 151 West
Street, Suite 200, Annapolis, MD 21401

(410) 269-2840 jared.demarinis@maryland.gov; www.elections.state.md.us

I trust this letter is fully responsive to your request. If I
can be of further assistance, please let me know.


Tami L. Cathell

PIA Representative

*Tami L. Cathell*
Web Content Manager/Help Desk
Public Information Act Representative
Division of State Documents
Office of the Secretary of State
16 Francis Street
Annapolis, MD 21401

Click here
complete a three question customer experience survey

From: secretary of state


Dear Sir/Madam:

I have received request for documents authored by the Federal Bureau of
Investigation (FBI) and provided to the Maryland State Board of Elections
concerning Bytegrid. The Maryland State Board of Elections does not have
any documents responsive to your request.

Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions.

Jared DeMarinis
Director - Division of Candidacy and Campaign Finance
Maryland State Board of Elections
151 West Street, Suite 200
Annapolis, MD 21401-0486
Phone: 410-269-2853