Thirty Million Dollar Loss By Mike Lindell Revealed Over 2020 Fight

0
929

Mike Lindell, the MyPillow CEO who’s become one of the most feverish proponents of utterly bonkers claims about the integrity of the last presidential election, now says that he’s spent some $30 million on efforts to prove the existence of imaginary systematic election fraud. As summarized by The Guardian, Lindell says that money has, besides other specific costs, supported the retention of “about 70 lawyers, cyber consultants, private investigators and other staffers.”

And Lindell is still going. There’s never been any real-world evidence anywhere of widespread election fraud in the 2020 U.S. presidential race, but, well… at this point, it seems like they’re essentially going to be at this indefinitely, or at least until they run out of money. Lindell apparently dropped some $500,000 on an Arizona lawsuit filed last month by Mark Finchem and Kari Lake — who are running for Secretary of State and governor, respectively, and who are hoping to block the usage of machine tabulators for Arizona elections. They want that machine tabulation stopped “until the system is made open to the public and subjected to scientific analysis to determine whether it is absolutely secure from manipulation or intrusion” — obviously, that point has long since already been reached, but if a message suddenly somehow appeared in the sky saying the elections were secure, they’d likely still not believe it.

Going forward, Lindell evidently hopes to financially back anti-voting machine litigation in states including Colorado, South Dakota, Texas, Wisconsin, Michigan, and Alabama. “I’d like to file the lawsuits in all 50 states… I didn’t come all this way not to succeed. We’ve got to get rid of them all,” Lindell remarked, in apparent reference to the election machines that he and others falsely imagine are responsible for imaginary systematic fraud. Some of Lindell’s other efforts include an apparently forthcoming documentary featuring the involvement of ex-Fox News personality Lara Logan and focusing on supposed evidence of the imaginary fraud, along with a new-ish organization called Cause of America, which says its aim is to shore up “trust” in the electoral process. Lindell says he’s spending some $100,000 to $200,000 a month on running that deception-promoting organization. He’s achieved some fame, obviously — Lindell met with then-President Trump at the White House in late January of last year, and he’s since shown up at Trump rallies — but there’s no indication it’s enough to offset these massive financial losses.

Trump, predictably, is a big fan of the Arizona lawsuit Lindell has funded, although there’s absolutely no real-world indication it’s going to succeed. “Hand, hand, hand count system! Paper – paper, paper, paper! We don’t have to worry about signals being sent down from the sky!” Trump said at an Ohio rally. Trump is supporting Lake in her bid for governor, and for someone as conspiratorially minded as her to actually get the top job in a swing state ahead of the next presidential election could be legitimately bad news for the stability of U.S. democracy. What if she wins and refuses to go along with the certification of election results that aren’t to her liking?