Mike Lindell’s National Effort to Stop Voting Machine Use Begins

  • MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell is funding what he calls a nationwide series of lawsuits to stop the use of voting machines.
  • Lindell claimed he paid about $500,000 for the first lawsuit filed Friday in Arizona.
  • The document lists Trump-backed gubernatorial candidate Kari Lake and Arizona Representative Mark Finchem as plaintiffs.

MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell is funding what he calls a nationwide series of lawsuits to stop the use of ballot boxes in local and national elections.

Speaking to Insider on Sunday, Lindell said his bid to stop the use of electronic voting machines in all 50 states had begun, with the first injunction filed in Arizona on Friday.

The document lists Trump-backed gubernatorial candidate Kari Lake and Representative Mark Finchem as plaintiffs. Lake and Finchem — funded by Lindell and represented by attorneys such as Alan Dershowitz — are suing Kathleen Hobbs, the Arizona secretary of state, and members of the Maricopa and Pima Counties oversight boards.

The filing presents itself as “a civil rights action for a precautionary and declaratory measure to prohibit the use of electronic voting machines.” It also urges Arizona officials to discontinue use of any electronic voting system until “the system is open to the public and subjected to scientific review by objective experts,” who “will determine whether it is safe from manipulation or intrusion.”

Lake and Finchem’s complaint says the initiative “is not an attempt to undo the past” or re-litigate the 2020 election, arguing that the use of “unverified electronic voting machines” undermines public confidence in the validity of the future election results.

Maricopa County was where the Cyber ​​Ninja voting audit confirmed Joe Biden’s victory in the 2020 presidential election and found 261 fewer votes for Trump. Meanwhile, former President Donald Trump baselessly claimed in October that there were “fictitious” votes in Pima County, Arizona’s second most populous county.

Trump expressed approval of the Lake and Finchem lawsuit during his rally in Ohio on Saturday.

“Every state should follow the lead of the Patriots in Arizona, where yesterday Kari Lake, Mark Finchem and others filed a lawsuit to ban electronic voting machines and replace them with transparent hand counting,” Trump said. he said. “Hand, hand, hand counting system! Paper – paper, paper, paper! We don’t have to worry about heaven-sent signals!”

Lindell told Insider that the costs of legal fees involved in Arizona’s lawsuit totaled about $500,000. He said subsequent lawsuits – for which he plans to open 49 more states – would cost him “about $100,000 to $200,000” per legal battle.

“I’m going to do what I can,” said Lindell, who previously said he spent tens of millions of his money defending the former president’s election fraud allegations. “Right now, I’m funding them, so I’m going to keep doing them.”

Lindell added that injunctions in South Dakota, Minnesota, Texas, Wisconsin, Alabama, Louisiana and Colorado are coming.

He said he appreciated Trump’s message at the Ohio rally and the former president’s apparent appreciation for his efforts.

“I think everyone there, including him, appreciates it. I’m not going to back down, I’m going to keep trying to help our country and fix this and do away with the machines,” Lindell said.

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