MyPillow’s Mike Lindell to Perform ‘Tests’ on Alabama Voters List After Meeting with Merrill and Ivey
MyPillow founder and Donald Trump adviser Mike Lindell plans to run “tests” on Alabama’s voters lists after buying the list, Alabama Secretary of State John Merrill said. who, along with Governor Kay Ivey, met with Lindell on Friday.
Lindell, the founder and CEO of MyPillow who is Trump’s main attack dog in the former president’s battle claiming the 2020 presidential election was stolen, will scour Alabama’s voters list to determine if the state has ineligible persons, including deceased residents.
Merrill said he didn’t expect Lindell to find evidence that Alabama’s voters list, which is available for purchase by anyone, is tainted.
“We know we don’t get people on the voters list unless they are qualified to be on the voters list,” the secretary of state told AL.com.
Lindell, who arranged the meeting with Merrill after attending Trump’s “Save America” rally in Cullman in late August, praised Alabama’s election procedures, ranging from the Voter Identification Act to the ‘State the way the votes are compiled in the state, according to Merrill.
But Lindell “still believes there is potential for some equipment to be hacked, even though we have assured her that none of our equipment is connected to the Internet,” the secretary of state said.
Alabama’s election equipment was custom-built, Merrill said, and there are no components for a modem that can connect to a cell phone or landline in the equipment.
“You can’t impact our equipment that way, but he thinks it’s possible to hack our system, so he’s going to do some testing,” Merrill said.
Lindell was in Alabama for about 3.5 hours and Merrill took the CEO of MyPillow to see Governor Kay Ivey during the visit.
“Gov. Ivey briefly met Mike Lindell in his office this morning to welcome him to Alabama. She shared with him how successful Alabama is in running an election. It was a good casual conversation, ”said Gina Maiola, spokesperson for the governor. “Secretary Merrill wanted to introduce them, and she is always proud to welcome visitors to Alabama. “
When asked if he believed Lindell believed the 2020 election was stolen in favor of President Biden, Merrill replied “not in Alabama.”
“I know our election administration is the best in the country,” he said. “As far as our condition is concerned, we have come light years from where we were [Lindell’s] before he came to Alabama today.
Merrill declined to say if he believed the election was rigged in favor of Biden outside of Alabama.
Lindell held three days “Cyber symposium” in August, where he claimed to have access to information implicating China in electoral fraud, and offered a $ 5 million reward to anyone who could refute the information.
Lindell’s claims have not been proven, and dozens of court cases Trump led alleging the election was riddled with fraud were dismissed by the court.