He has been spending way too much time on one of his MyPillows. One of Donald Trump’s biggest fans, Mike Lindell, has been on an all-out America tour, spreading the word that the ex-president is not an ex. But there is one huge problem with what he has been saying.
Lindell has been claiming that cybercriminals had stolen 100,000 of Trump’s votes, thereby the Alabama election was “flipped” in President Joe Biden’s favor in 2020. Sunday the MyPillow guy posted a video where he explained, according to AL.com:
‘[Alabama is a] role model as to how elections should go. [But its voting system was] hacked…just like every other state.’
Lindell went to visit Alabama Governor Kay Ivey (R) and Secretary of State John Merrill (R) during his rolling tour. He claimed that the machines could have been remotely hacked through Bluetooth technology. Supposedly, he had some tests he wanted to run on the voting machines.
Not only was that not true. The Trump people knew it was untrue. Lindell had no evidence to back up his claims, no fact:
‘This was the one time we’re going to have to do a little bit of a deeper dive here. On the surface you can’t see where it happened. What I guarantee they’ve had to do in Alabama is the bad people…went deeper into the well. Very deep into the well of how they did the flips.’
Dominion Voting Systems has sued the Trump advocate for $1.3 billion. The company said that these claims were based upon false conspiracy theories. In fact, Alabama did not even use Dominion voting machines — at all.
In an interview with AL.com, Merrill explained:
‘We know we don’t put people on the voter rolls unless they’re qualified to be on the voter rolls. [But] he still believes there’s a potential to hack some equipment, even though we assured him none of our equipment is connected to the Internet.’
‘I know that our election adminstration is the best in the nation. As far as our state’s concerned, we moved light years ahead of where we were in [Lindell’s] mind before he came to Alabama today.’
Lindell also asked his viewers to believe that 100,000 votes were changed from Trump votes to Biden votes, and “every single county was affected.”
Merrill cut these arguments down saying that was not even possible:
‘All our (voting) machines are custom-built. There’s no modem component. You can’t influence them through a cell phone or a landline. There’s no way they can be probed or numbers manipulated.’
He added that the MyPillow guy bought a complete copy of Alabama’s voting rolls, which is public information. But the Secretary emphasized that any analysis indicates machine manipulation was wrong:
‘We didn’t have any vote changes. Zero. It’s not possible to have any vote changed.’
Never one to be daunted, Lindell planned to come back to the state to look at the equipment and discuss them with probate judges.
And get this, he offered up a new date for the Donald to be returned to office. First, it was August, then it was September. Now he promises “before Thanksgiving,” Yahoo News reported. Time will tell.
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