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Dominion Voting Systems sued both MyPillow and its CEO Mike Lindell on Monday, after he spread baseless claims that Dominion’s voting machines helped rig the 2020 US presidential election.
Dominion is seeking more than $1.3 billion in damages, the publication said. Lindell is a staunch ally of former president Donald Trump and a major GOP donor. He has repeatedly supported Trump’s claims challenging the integrity of the election.
In December, Lindell said that “the biggest fraud is the Dominion machines.” The conspiracy theory that Dominion’s technology switched votes from Trump to Biden has been thoroughly debunked.
The Wall Street Journal first reported the news.
The lawsuit accuses Lindell of repeatedly making false allegations that Dominion’s voting machines had “stolen” votes from Trump in the 2020 presidential election.
Lindell knew there was no credible evidence to support his claims, Dominion added.
Lindell had MyPillow sponsor Women for America First’s “March for Trump” bus tour, which was dedicated to promoting the Big Lie that the election had been stolen.
The company has already filed defamations lawsuit against pro-Trump attorney Sidney Powell and Trump’s personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani, also seeking at least $1.3 billion in damages in both cases.
Dominion had told Lindell in January to expect “imminent” litigation.
“Mike Lindell is begging to be sued, and at some point we may well oblige him,” Michael Steel, a spokesman for Dominion, told CNN on February 7.
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