Mike Lindell wants to sue in all 50 states: report
- Mike Lindell wants to sue in all 50 states to continue advancing baseless fraud allegations.
- The MyPillow chief previously said he wanted the voting machines discontinued and filed a lawsuit in Arizona.
- Watchdogs said Lindell’s trial frenzy promotes conspiratorial views, the Guardian reported.
MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell would like to sue in all 50 states to continue to assert baseless allegations of widespread fraud in the 2020 election, the Guardian reported.
Lindell has been arguing allegations of voter fraud for some time and previously told Insider he spent $25 million to do so. “I didn’t come all this way not to be successful. We all have to get rid of them,” he told the Guardian.
The pillow entrepreneur, once known for his TV ads, has become a trusted ally of Donald Trump and wants him back in the White House. He is a major GOP donor and has repeatedly backed the former president’s claims challenging the integrity of the election.
Lindell did not immediately respond to a request for comment from Insider.
Michael Teter, director of Project 65, a bipartisan legal ethics watchdog group, told the Guardian that lawyers have a duty to follow certain rules, including not to “lie in court, make frivolous claims and misrepresent facts”.
“Lindell may be willing to pay hundreds of thousands or millions of dollars to these attorneys to continue the effort that began in 2020 to discredit our elections through sham lawsuits based on lies, conjecture and distortion” , did he declare.
Teter added, “But lawyers who take Lindell’s money and allow the courts to be abused in political theater can, and we hope, will face professional consequences.”
Last month, Lindell invested about $500,000 in a lawsuit in Arizona, brought by Mark Finchem and Kari Lake, two candidates backed by Trump and Lindell for secretary of state and governor, respectively.
Dominion filed a defamation lawsuit in February against Lindell, seeking $1.3 billion in damages. However, Lindell told Insider that Dominion had a “zero, zero, zero” chance of succeeding and claimed the lawsuits were part of the cancel culture.
Melanie Sloan of American Oversight, a government ethics watchdog group, is among those who have criticized Lindell for spreading unsubstantiated conspiracy theories and undermining faith in US elections.
She told the Guardian: ‘These ridiculous lawsuits are designed to continue to undermine Americans’ confidence in every aspect of our electoral system, allowing Lindell and his cronies to brand any results they don’t like as fraudulent. .”
Last year, Lindell launched Cause of America, a grassroots group that aims to “restore faith in local elections.” He contributes up to $200,000 a month to the group, he told the newspaper.