This morning, Dominion Voting Systems carried out her threat and added Mike Lindell, CEO of MyPillow, to the list of Trumplanders being sued for false allegations about her election program.
at 115-page complaint A lawsuit has been filed in the U.S. District Court of Columbia against Lyndell and the company he founded, and Dominion alleges that Lyndel flogged fake electoral lawsuits as part of a plot to increase pillow sales.
After winning the jackpot with Donald Trump’s endorsement of MyPillow and after wagering a million dollars on Fox News ads that made good returns, Michael Lindell took another opportunity to boost sales: Marketing MyPillow to people who watch and attend rallies to hear Lindell tell the “big lie” that Dominion had stolen the 2020 election. As when MyPillow previously faced a lawsuit over fraudulent marketing campaigns, Lyndel knew there was no real “evidence” to support his claims. He is well aware of the independent audits and paper ballot accounts that categorically refute the big lie. But Lindell – a talented salesman and former professional card counter – sells a lie to this day because the lie sells pillows. MyPillow’s defamatory marketing campaign – which includes promotional codes like “FightforTrump”, “45”, “Proof” and “QAnon” – increased MyPillow sales by 30-40% and continued to trick people into redirecting their electoral anger into purchasing pillows.
“Now I can get to the evidence faster,” Lindel told me Washington Post, Adding that he is planning “more movies, more documentaries” about Dominion’s (non-existent) role in shifting votes from Trump to Biden in the play to cancel the election. Presumably, this means that he will not submit a request for rejection before the discovery begins.
If he’s pretending he’s so crazy that he actually thinks the nonsense he’s spewing about Dominion and Smartmatic, he’s definitely bound by bit. But according to Dominion, it’s a bit of a business hustler who has actual notice and based on that his supposed “evidence” of election fraud was nothing more than a list of non-existent IPO addresses grouped together by Retired interior designer And a Known prankster.
As Dominion notes, he sent multiple letters to Lyndel explaining how his claims were not only false, but literally impossible because Dominion ballot papers leave a trace that could not be altered by piracy on election night, allowing countries like Georgia to confirm the machine’s account by rewriting Manual sorting.
Moreover, as a self-proclaimed man of numbers “I especially like game theory – the idea that success in making choices depends on understanding the choices of others,” Dominion argues that Lyndel must have known that the statistical evidence from the Kraken’s suits was insignificant. Based on the false premise that absentee votes cannot be severely skewed by Democrats. Especially since Lendl himself retweeted the former president’s multiple warnings to vote in person, so he clearly understood that there would be a split in the party between the in-person vote and the absentee ballot.
As proof that Lindel knew his “evidence” was nonsense, Dominion points to the complicated efforts of the CEO of Pillow not to disclose it despite multiple requests.
Despite the fact that he “performed his own due diligence,” “called on his experts,” and “looked at the evidence for himself,” Lindel repeatedly failed to provide any evidence – other than the fraudulent “analytics” screenshot from The American Report’s theoretical blog. The plot. 136 Indeed, after an interview with NBC News, when Lyndel was asked to provide evidence to support his claims, he replied in an email: “All the evidence against Dominion is before the Supreme Court. … Here’s one page of evidence.” 137 NBC reported[t]The email did not contain any attachment. When asked if he had accidentally deleted it, Lindel sent another email with a blank attachment and a third with screenshots of unread text.
In support of the claim that MyPillow is also on the hook, given that it has partnered with the CEO’s efforts to monetize his media appearances, Dominion noted that the company has sponsored the Women for America First “March for Trump” bus tour and has promotional codes designed to fit every Lendell media appearance. For example:
On December 3, 2020, Lendl appeared on America First with Sebastian Gorka. During that interview, Lindell told a world television audience that he, Paul and Wood were “talking about this electoral fraud” and that they were trying to acquire these “Dominion machines”. After getting a platform to promote the big lie, Lindell also seized the opportunity to market MyPillow, saying that “the boss loves” MyPillow and that people should go to MyPillow.com and use the promotional code “Gorka”. During the interview, the MyPillow logo, website, and phone number were also prominently displayed to viewers.
In another appearance on January 20, 2021, Lindel claimed “only in Fulton County, [Georgia] It shows 24,000 votes flipped inside the device, “while urging viewers to use the discount code” MIKE “for up to 66% off, which will allow Lindell to use the profits” forever. “
Lindel, who has also used his media appearances to sell his books, claims his defense of the election was actually bad for the company. “I lost 22 retailers. He told the newspaper he hit me financially like crazy. Assuming the CEO got stuck with his act, Vincent Gigante and didn’t try to turn it down before the discovery, we’ll soon find out if this is true.”
The complaint and the request for a jury trial [US DOMINION, INC. v. MY PILLOW, INC. (1:21-cv-00445)]
Dominion files a defamation lawsuit against the CEO of MyPillow over false allegations that Trump’s voting machines were rigged. [WaPo]
Elizabeth Day She lives in Baltimore where she writes about law and politics.