- MyPillow CEO and Trump loyalist Mike Lindell is back with another lie about the 2020 election.
- Lindell erroneously claims that 23,000 dead people voted using the same address in Wisconsin.
- The businessman made the allegations during an interview on his personal website.
Nearly a year after former President Donald Trump lost the 2020 election to President Joe Biden, MyPillow CEO and fierce Trump loyalist Mike Lindell are still making a series of bizarre – and false – claims about the election result.
This time, the right-wing businessman trumpeted a conspiracy theory that tens of thousands of people voted using a fake Wisconsin address and phone number to help Biden win the battlefield situation Trump took in 2016.
Without providing evidence, Lindell suggested in an interview on his own website, michaeljlindell.com, that 23,000 people voted using the same prison address in the state, claiming that “many of them” were not even alive.
“If you can pull up, I’ll show you in Wisconsin, just an example of how 23,000 people voted using a prison address and used the same phone number,” he said. “And a lot of them were people who showed up when we dived into it, they don’t live anymore, they just used their names obviously, and they don’t live in Wisconsin.”
—Ron Filipkowski (@RonFilipkowski) October 11, 2021
Lindell, 60, offered no further details on what alleged jail was the site of widespread fraud, or how 23,000 people would even be able to register using the same phone number.
The lie is just the latest in Lindell’s attempt to convince Americans that widespread voter fraud led to a “stolen” election. The CEO has previously blamed “rigged” election machines and Chinese interference in Trump’s losses.
He also helped fund several failed lawsuits with the aim of overthrowing the election results and is now facing his own lawsuit, with Dominion Voting Systems suing him and Trump’s lawyers Rudy Giuliani and Sidney Powell for slander over their lies about the company’s machines.
Official auditors and election experts have concluded that there was no widespread fraud in the 2020 election. Trump’s own lawyer, William Barr, even confirmed the legitimacy of the results in the weeks following the vote.
The Department of Homeland Security declared the 2020 election the “safest in American history.”