MyPillow magnate Mike Lindell did not file his lawsuit asking the United States Supreme Court to overturn the 2020 election results before Thanksgiving.
“We will have this before the Supreme Court before Thanksgiving,” Lindell promised in September during an episode of former Trump Administration official Steve Bannon’s “War Room” podcast. “That’s my promise to the people of this country.”
Lindell has been a loyal, vocal supporter of claims by former President Donald Trump that the 2020 election was stolen from him. No federal court has substantiated his claims with a favorable finding.
Lindell’s 82-page complaint was provided to a number of state attorneys general but none of them agreed to join the litigation, which effectively renders the suit kaput.
“We are in unchartered territory as a Nation,” begins Lindell’s proposed complaint. “The November 2020 election was stolen.”
Twitter user Ron Filipkowski, who describes himself as General Counsel for the Woke Mob, posted a video clip of Lindell appearing on Steve Bannon’s podcast. In the “Real America’s Voice” stream, Lindell blamed Republican National Committee (RNC) chair Ronna McDaniel for the unwillingness of any state attorney general to join his legal action.
The pillow manufacturer alleged McDaniel was calling the attorneys general and asking them not to participate in the lawsuit.
“How dare the RNC try and stop this case from getting to the Supreme Court?” asked an incensed Lindell. “Shame on you, RNC! You are worse than Fox now.”
He said he found it very disturbing some attorneys general said no to his lawsuit for what he termed “no reason.”
“You know a lot of things are happening out there that are very suspicious,” said Lindell, adding, “[A]lmost trying to slow these guys down.”
The pillow manufacturer likened nailing down support for his lawsuit to herding cats. “You have different ones at different levels,” he said. “I do have some, a couple, [whom] I don’t want to announce right now, that said straight-up, ‘[W]e’re not going to do it.’”
Lindell questioned their patriotism and sense of duty. “What else would it be?” he said. “I don’t get it.”
An analysis of the complaint by a legal site throws shade at the lawsuit, implying the one-year delay in filing renders the suit untimely. AboveTheLaw’s Liz Dye notes the suit relies on an adult diaper manufacturer’s patent infringement case.
“It follows that unimpeachable logic with a 50-page recitation of every half-baked conspiracy about election fraud and rejected argument we’ve seen in dozens of doomed suits for the past year,” said Dye. “Mail-in ballots are illegal, electronic voting is illegal, Dominion switched the votes, China hacked the ballots, blah blah blah.”
She next noted Lindell’s suit seems strikingly similar to one brought by Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, which was tossed because the court ruled Paxton lacked standing to bring the action.
“If we have understood this gobbledygook correctly, [Insert Your State] has standing to sue the Justice Department for failing to prosecute non-existent election crimes,” Dye continued, “and thus [Insert Your State] can leapfrog itself into standing to sue the swing state defendants on behalf of the federal government.”
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