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Politics Smartmatic Sues Mike Lindell, Accusing Him of Spreading Election Lies to Sell More Pillows

09:46  19 january  2022
09:46  19 january  2022 Source:   newsweek.com

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Lindell knowingly spread “ lies ” about Smartmatic ’s machines being used to switch votes in the 2020 election “because he wants to be seen as a champion of a deceptive message that still sells ,” Smartmatic alleged. There is no evidence of any widespread fraud involving Smartmatic ’s machines, which were only Lindell has refused to back down from his baseless claims of widespread election fraud despite the litigation being brought against him, and filed a lawsuit in June against Dominion and Smartmatic accusing the companies of “weaponizing the litigation process to silence political dissent

Voting Company Smartmatic Sues MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell For Defamation. Dominion sued former Overstock CEO Patrick Byrne, who has become known for spreading election conspiracy theories after stepping down from Overstock in 2019, alleging the businessman “manufactured and promoted fake evidence to convince the world that the 2020 election had been stolen” using Dominion voting machines, and accused him of doing so in order to boost his own investments in blockchain voting technology.

The voting machine company Smartmatic has filed a lawsuit against MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell, alleging that he spread election lies about the company as a marketing tool to sell more pillows.

The voting machine company Smartmatic has sued MyPillow CEO and Trump-ally Mike Lindell for making untrue and defamatory alleging that the company's voting machines helped rig the 2020 election against Donald Trump. In this photo, Lindell speaks during the daily briefing on the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, DC, on March 30, 2020. © Mandel Ngan / AFP/Getty The voting machine company Smartmatic has sued MyPillow CEO and Trump-ally Mike Lindell for making untrue and defamatory alleging that the company's voting machines helped rig the 2020 election against Donald Trump. In this photo, Lindell speaks during the daily briefing on the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, DC, on March 30, 2020.

Lindell, a conspiracy theorist who rose to prominence as a trusted friend of former President Donald Trump, became a lead voice pushing Trump's baseless claims that an unprecedented, nationwide conspiracy of voter fraud "stole" the 2020 election from Trump.

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Smartmatic argued that Lindell 's election -fraud claims are "fictional," and that his lawsuit against them is a "stunt." The voting-systems company Smartmatic wants MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell 's lawsuit dismissed, accusing him of going on a 'crusade without a claim'.

While most of the world has moved on from November 2020, Mike ' Pillow Guy' Lindell is continuing to re-litigate the results of the presidential election – in some cases, literally. The MyPillow founder and ardent supporter of former president Donald Trump is suing Dominion Voting Systems and Smartmatic in US District Court in Minneapolis, accusing them of waging a "lawfare campaign. " According to the lawsuit , Dominion and Smartmatic are "weaponizing the judicial system and the litigation process to silence dissent, unpopular beliefs or facts inconveniently out of line with mainstream groupthink."

While Lindell has pushed numerous conspiracy theories to explain Trump's loss, he has mainly focused on voting machines from Smartmatic and Dominion Voting Systems. He has alleged that these machines switched votes from Trump to current President Joe Biden.

However, Smartmatic's voting machines were only used in one U.S. county during the 2020 election, Los Angeles County, Forbes reported. Neither Lindell nor anyone else has yet to produce concrete evidence proving that the machines flipped votes during the election.

In its lawsuit, Smartmatic's attorneys point out that Lindell has published content repeating his claims about their machines on three different websites: FrankSpeech.com, MichaelJLindell.com and LindellTV.com. Each of these websites contains promotion codes and advertising for MyPillow and Lindell's autobiographic book, What Are the Odds? From Crack Addict to CEO.

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" Lindell — a talented salesman and former professional card counter — sells the lie to this day because the lie sells pillows ," the lawsuit continues. "I lost 22 retailers. It's been cancel culture for MyPillow." Last month, after Dominion threatened to sue Lindell , the pillow magnate defiantly urged the company to file the lawsuit. "I want Dominion to put up their lawsuit because we have 100% evidence that China and other countries used their machines to steal the election ," he said at the time.

Dominion also accuses Lindell of deceptive trade practices in addition to defamation because he lied so MyPillow could derive “financial benefits from making those false statements,” and notes Lindell ’s election fraud campaign sold copies of his book and raised the likelihood that former President Donald Trump would Dominion had previously sent Lindell three letters warning of potential litigation after he started spreading the conspiracy theory, saying his “smear campaign against Dominion has been relentless” and harmed the company, and suggested he would likely be sued for defamation.

In some of his media appearances accusing Smartmatic of voter fraud, Smartmatic lawyers' added, Lindell also promoted his book or ran advertisements for MyPillow.


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"Mr. Lindell went from a limited public profile, to being known by the millions of

individuals across the country who support President Trump," the lawsuit states. "President Trump's supporters showed tremendous appreciation and admiration for what he was saying. This fame was a motivating factor for Mr. Lindell."

"Mr. Lindell understood he could not change the outcome of the election with his disinformation campaign," the lawsuit continues. "He could, however, gain a bigger audience for his book and gain more purchasers for his MyPillow products."

To back up their claims, Smartmatic's lawsuit contains images of social media commentators thanking Lindell for his continued support of Trump while also pledging to buy more of his products.

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From RT.com…. While most of the world has moved on from November 2020, Mike ‘ Pillow Guy’ Lindell is continuing to re-litigate the results of the presidential election – in some cases, literally. The MyPillow founder and ardent supporter of former president Donald Trump is suing Dominion Voting Systems and Smartmatic in US District Court in Minneapolis, accusing them of waging a “lawfare campaign.”.

MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell is expanding his legal offensive against Dominion Voting Systems, now taking aim at another voting machine company, Smartmatic , as he continues to push allegations of fraud in the 2020 election . Lindell 's legal team prepared a new complaint for a federal court in Minnesota, dated Thursday, which accuses Dominion and Smartmatic of waging a "lawfare campaign," in which they allegedly are "weaponizing the judicial system and the litigation process to silence dissent, unpopular beliefs, or facts inconveniently out-of-line with mainstream groupthink."

Smartmatic has filed similar defamation lawsuits against former Trump attorneys Sidney Powell and Rudy Giuliani, as well as Fox News, Newsmax and One America News Network.

Smartmatic alleges that the defamatory statements repeated by the defendants made its brand "synonymous with election fraud" among politicians and members of the general public.

Smartmatic's lawsuit against Lindell seeks damages, relief and legal fees to be determined by a jury.

Lindell is also being sued for $1.3 million by Dominion Voting Systems for allegedly making similarly defamatory claims.

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