MyPillow’s Mike Lindell Holds Conference To Show Election Fraud Proof Only To Provide Nothing
In the midst of Lindell’s bizarre, three-day conspiracy conference, a federal judge declined his request for a Dominion Voting Systems’ defamation lawsuit against him be thrown out.
Nearly nine months after Joe Biden won the 2020 presidential election, Trump loyalist and conspiracy theorist Mike Lindell is continuing his crusade to prove voter fraud occurred — despite experts disproving this fact multiple times and as he is facing a lawsuit for defamation. In a bizarre, multi-day conference hosted by the MyPillow CEO, an analyst Lindell hired to unveil the so-called evidence he’s touted, thwarted his plans by publicly saying he found nothing.
Lindell hosted a three-day Cyber Symposium in Sioux Falls, South Dakota this week in an effort to prove his baseless claims that China interfered with the 2020 election and “flipped” the votes in Biden’s favor. Lindell promised factual data that would once and for all prove his theory, but the cyber expert he hired to analyze the data, Josh Merritt, didn’t find any evidence of fraud.
“So our team said, we’re not going to say that this is legitimate if we don’t have confidence in the information,” Merritt told the Washington Times on Wednesday.
Merritt also told the outlet that the alleged “proof” Lindell has displayed no evidence of being corrupted by China.
Lindell told the audience that he would reveal the analysis that proves his theory on Wednesday but never fulfilled that promise, according to multiple reports. Merritt also said Lindell offered $5 million to an expert who could disprove the data and said when Merritt did just that, the offer was no longer available.
Harri Hursti, a longtime election security expert, attended the conference and told CNN that the data Lindell did provide was “meaningless.”
“There was nothing there even... to draw any conclusions,” Hursti continued. “There’s only a pile of nothing.”
Not only did Lindell’s conference lead to no evidence, one of the conference days was delayed because of live-streaming issues. In true Lindell fashion, he took the stage and told the audience, without proof, that the conference was being hacked.
During the midst of Lindell’s strange Cyber Symposium, a Washington D.C. district court judge ruled not to throw out a defamation lawsuit that Dominion Voting Systems filed against the MyPillow CEO. Former Trump allies Rudy Giuliani and Sidney Powell are also named in the lawsuit and all three defendants attempted to get the lawsuit thrown out.
Dominion filed a $1.6 billion lawsuit against Lindell in February, claiming that he defamed the company by spreading his conspiracy theory that the voting machines were rigged or fraudulent. Dominion sued Giuliani and Sidney Powell in January and has since sued conservative networks Fox News, Newsmax, and OANN for defamation.
“Despite repeated warnings and efforts to share the facts with him, Mr. Lindell has continued to maliciously spread false claims about Dominion, each time giving empty assurances that he would come forward with overwhelming proof,” Dominion CEO John Poulos said in a statement at the time of the lawsuit. “Mr. Lindell's lies have undermined trust in American democracy and tarnished the hard work of local election officials.”
According to reports from Lindell’s conference, he quickly exited the stage on Wednesday around the same time that news broke about his defamation lawsuit.