MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell is doubling down on election technology companies, including Dominion Voting System.
Dominion objected to Mr. Lindell making statement such as, “the biggest fraud is the Dominion machines” and sued him in February 2021 (among others) for $1.6 billion. The voting machine company claims Lindell trash-talked the company to bolster sales of pillows pitched by Lindell’s company.
The voting machine company initially sent Lindell a cease-and-desist order in December 2020 demanding he stop trashing the company with his claims they helped steal votes from former President Donald Trump and add them to candidate Joe Biden’s vote tally. Days after President Biden’s inauguration, Lindell told CBS News he welcomed a lawsuit from Dominion because it would give him the opportunity to show the world how they helped rig the 2020 election.
“I don’t care if you’re a Republican or a Democrat: All American people need to know the truth that this happened,” Lindell said to CBS. “So I’m welcoming Dominion because it will be found out. They’re just doing this now to try and scare me.” He claimed at the time he had 100 percent proof China and other — unnamed — countries were behind the alleged election irregularities.
A countersuit against Dominion was filed by Lindell in April 2021 alleging the voting tech company was engaging in “lawfare” and invoked the First Amendment in explainning his reason for the suit.
Next, he petitioned the court to have the voting company’s defamation suit against him thrown out of court. That request for dismissal was just denied.
In a Tuesday judgment, District Judge Carl J. Nichols denied Lindell’s appeal to have Dominion’s defamation claims dismissed.
The MyPillow CEO announced Saturday, during an interview with Alabama-based Right Side Broadcasting Network, another lawsuit he plans against Dominion.
Lindell said he has been working on a class-action lawsuit for more than five months, claiming testimonies from “hundreds” of county clerks and commissioners against “all” the voting technology companies — including Dominion and Smartmatic will be used to bolster his case.
The Pillow magnate stated his class action would likely be filed within the next two weeks and he hopes to add “more and more plaintiffs” to it. Lindell also expressed hope other election technology companies, like ES&S would sue him, too.
“All of them, they’re all defective products. It’s like having bad brakes on a car, that’s defective,” Lindell said, adding the machines are defective because he claims they didn’t do what they were supposed to do.
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