MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell, a staunch ally of former President Donald Trump who is certain that the 2020 election was stolen from him, has filed a massive countersuit against Dominion Voting Systems, which he has accused of changing votes for Joe Biden.
Attorneys for Lindell, whose home goods line is based in Minnesota, claim that Dominion has bullied the CEO over his attempts to use his First Amendment rights to speak up about allegations of voter fraud last fall.
Dominion filed a $1.3 billion defamation suit against Lindell in February, prompting the CEO to vow at the time he would countersue.
“Defendants, in their role as agents of the state administering public elections, have conducted an expansive illegal campaign which was designed to, and did, punish and silence any voice that criticized or questioned Defendants’ actions or products,” the lawyers wrote in the 51-page suit, which was obtained by The Epoch Times.
“Defendants’ illegal campaign to punish and silence their critics violates the Free Speech Clause of the First Amendment as applied to the states and their political subdivisions and agents under the Fourteenth Amendment and 42 U.S.C. Section 1983,” the suit states.
The Epoch Times added:
Lindell, in a live stream on his new Frank Speech website on April 19, called the matter “the most important case in history for your First Amendment rights.”
Dominion legal counsel Stephen Shackelford told The Epoch Times via email, “This is a meritless retaliatory lawsuit, filed by MyPillow to try to distract from the harm it caused to Dominion.”
Dominion manufactures electronic voting machines and related balloting equipment.
About a week after the Nov. 3 election, the Trump campaign filed suit against Dominion in Michigan alleging that their machines were manipulated to shave votes from him and add them to Joe Biden’s column, thereby handing the Democratic challenger the win.
The suit cited a highly publicized incident in Antrim County where the machines mistakenly counted some 6,000 extra votes for Biden instead of Trump. The suit asked that campaign challengers be allowed to be physically present to both observe and confirm the accuracy of the machines used by Wayne County election officials to count votes.
“[B]allots that were tabulated with defective or malfunctioning tabulating machines or software must be excluded from the tally or hand-counted to confirm they are accurately counted and may be included in any certified canvass,” the lawsuit said.
Dominion claims that its machines are essentially foolproof, but as Lindell’s lawyers point out, there was evidence that the machines could be hacked and thus manipulated before the election.
In January, as early voting in Georgia’s two Senate races was taking place, inventor and author Jovan Pulitzer told a room full of state legislators that hackers were breaking via Wi-Fi into Fulton County’s Dominion Voting Systems machines. He explained that the machines are able to send and receive signals, making them anything but secure.
“At this very moment at a polling location in the county, not only do we now have access through the devices to the poll pad, the system, but we are in,” Pulitzer told the legislators.
“And it’s not supposed to have Wi-Fi, and that’s not supposed to be able to happen. So we’ve documented now that it’s communicating two ways in real time, meaning it’s receiving data and sending data. It should never happen, there shouldn’t be Wi-Fi, we’ve now documented it in real time so we can suck down the data, but that’s going on right there where everybody is voting, and I just wanted to get it into the record.” he added.
As for Lindell, he practically begged Dominion to sue him.
“I’m very happy that they finally got that suit filed. My message to Dominion is thank you for finally getting this done, because it’ll be back in the limelight now,” he told CNBC in February after the voting systems company filed.
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