Politics Dominion Voting's Lawsuit Against Mike Lindell Cites 'FightForTrump' MyPillow Discount Code
After suing Mike Lindell, Sidney Powell, and Rudy Giuliani, Dominion says it is going after others who spread claims of election fraud - and it's 'not ruling anyone out'
When asked if the company would sue Fox News after Mike Lindell, Dominion CEO John Poulos said the voting machine company is "not ruling anyone out."Dominion has already filed defamation lawsuits against MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell, pro-Trump attorney Sidney Powell and former president Donald Trump's personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani, seeking at least $1.3 billion in damages in each case.
A $1.3 billion defamation lawsuit Dominion Voting Systems filed against MyPillow's Mike Lindell alleges the CEO encouraged customers to use discount codes tied to widely discredited conspiracy theories about the 2020 presidential election.
The lawsuit, which the voting systems company filed Monday against Lindell and MyPillow in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, alleges Lindell marketed his products toward consumers who were already engaging with election-related conspiracy theories involving Dominion. The lawsuit further alleges that Lindell promoted offer codes linked to or inspired by those theories to boost his company's sales.
Dominion CEO warns of more lawsuits 'definitely' coming
The head of Dominion Voting Systems, one of the election companies at the center of a handful of election-related conspiracies, said the company is not done filing lawsuits against those whom Dominion says promoted unsubstantiated claims. © Provided by Washington Examiner Dominion CEO John Poulos said the company's $1.3 billion lawsuits against former President Donald Trump’s personal attorney, Rudy Giuliani, Trump-aligned lawyer Sidney Powell, and Trump ally Mike Lindell are “definitely not the last lawsuits,” during an interview on Tuesday with CNBC's Eamon Javers.
"MyPillow's defamatory marketing campaign—with promo codes like "FightforTrump," "45," "Proof," and "QAnon"—has increased MyPillow sales by 30-40% and continues duping people into redirecting their election-lie outrage into pillow purchases," the lawsuit alleges.
The lawsuit cites one example in which Lindell, a vocal Trump supporter, appeared for a mid-January interview with Right Side Broadcasting Network (RSBN), during which he described Dominion voting machines as "corrupt" and said he was aware of evidence that would expose flipped votes. The RSBN host later encouraged viewers to purchase MyPillow products using an RSBN offer code. MyPillow shortly thereafter began offering a $45 discount—an apparent reference to Trump serving as the 45th U.S. president—when customers made use of a "QAnon" offer code, the lawsuit alleges.
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The legal complaint also alleges that MyPillow offered a "FightforTrump" discount code following the riot at the U.S. Capitol on January 6.
"While Lindell was onblaming Antifa for the storming of the Capitol by people shouting "Fight for Trump," MyPillow was offering discounts to people who used the promotional code "FightForTrump" at checkout," the lawsuit alleges.
Monday's lawsuit is the latest filed by Dominion in the wake of the 2020 presidential election. Last month, the company filed defamation lawsuits againstand Sidney Powell, both of whom served as members of the Trump campaign's legal team. Like Giuliani and Powell, Lindell has been accused of spreading disinformation about Dominion's role in the election.
"Despite repeated warnings and efforts to share the facts with him, Mr. Lindell has continued to maliciously spread false claims about Dominion, each time giving empty assurances that he would come forward with overwhelming proof," Dominion CEO John Poulos said in a Monday statement. "These claims have caused irreparable harm to Dominion's good reputation and threatened the safety of our employees and customers."
Two Supreme Court cases could destroy what remains of the Voting Rights Act
A 6-3 Republican Court will hear one of the most aggressive attacks on voting rights since Jim Crow.These two DNC cases concern two Arizona laws that make it more difficult to vote. The first requires voting officials to discard in their entirety ballots cast in the wrong precinct, rather than just not counting votes for local candidates who the voter should not have been able to vote for. The second prohibits many forms of “ballot collection,” where a voter gives their absentee ballot to someone else and that person delivers that ballot to the election office.
Lindell told The New York Times he was "happy" to hear that Dominion was moving forward with its lawsuit.
"I'm very happy that they've done this," he told the paper on Monday. "I'm ready to go to court. I have all the evidence that anyone would ever want to see."
Newsweek reached out to MyPillow for further comment and will update this article with any response.
If the Biden Administration Is Serious About Protecting Voting Rights, Here's What It Should Do Immediately .
The attorney general under Joe Biden should designate assistant U.S. attorney to help ensure compliance with federal voting laws and the Administration should ensure that people in custody who are eligible to vote can exercise that right.The Supreme Court’s 2013 Shelby v. Holder decision and the halting of preclearance requirements have emboldened states and localities to enact discriminatory voting laws without the Department of Justice’s oversight, resulting in an increase in racially discriminatory laws that suppress the vote.