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Politics Dominion sues MyPillow founder over election conspiracy theories

12:15  23 february  2021
12:15  23 february  2021 Source:   nbcnews.com

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'

  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.

Voting-machine maker Dominion Voting Systems has sued Mike Lindell, CEO of MyPillow and a staunch ally of former President Donald Trump, for $1.3 billion over his monthslong campaign of false claims about the 2020 election.

Lindell Michael wearing a suit and tie © Provided by NBC News

Lindell, the founder of a pillow company and one of Trump's most visible defenders after he lost the election, has spent months sharing a baseless conspiracy theory that Biden only won because of a sprawling conspiracy that includes the Venezuelan government and hacked voting machines.

Dominion is one of the country's largest voting system vendors, serving 26 states in at least some capacity with voting or vote tabulating equipment.

Voting machine company sues pro-Trump pillow man over false election claims

  Voting machine company sues pro-Trump pillow man over false election claims Dominion Voting Systems on Monday filed a $1.3 billion lawsuit against Trump ally Mike Lindell after he pushed false claims about the company rigging the 2020 election. "[Lindell] is well aware of the independent audits and paper ballot recounts conclusively disproving the Big Lie," Dominion states in its 115-page complaint. "But Lindell -- a talented salesman and former professional card counter -- sells the lie to this day because the lie sells pillows.

The lawsuit is Dominion's third against Trump allies since the election. It previously filed similar suits against lawyers Rudy Giuliani and Sidney Powell. Another U.S.-based voting vendor that mostly does business internationally, Smartmatic, has similarly sued Fox News and its hosts.

"Lindell knew there was no real 'evidence' supporting his claims," Dominion's lawsuit reads. "And he is well aware of the independent audits and paper ballot recounts conclusively disproving the Big Lie. But Lindell — a talented salesman and former professional card counter — sells the lie to this day because the lie sells pillows."

MyPillow would frequently use promo codes like "QAnon" and "FightforTrump" in order to exploit false claims about the election to sell their product, the suit alleges.

MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell's Lawyer Doug Wardlow Announces Run for Minnesota Attorney General

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The company didn't immediately respond to a request for comment, but Lindell told The Wall Street Journal that he was "very, very happy" about the lawsuit.

The number of public entities willing to entertain those conspiracy theories has dwindled as Dominion has filed its suits. The far-right news channel NewsMax did an about-face after being threatened with a lawsuit, denying its previous reporting that made those claims and cutting off Lindell when he came on the network and insisted on sharing "100 percent proof" about Dominion's role in a conspiracy.

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