Mike Lindell misses self-imposed deadline to file legal action proving Trump won in 2020

My Pillow founder Mike Lindell missed his self-imposed Thanksgiving deadline to formally file a lawsuit to challenge the 2020 Supreme Court election.

Lindell, a staunch supporter of former President Donald Trump, has been a major proponent of the baseless conspiracy theory that the 2020 election was “rigged” or “stolen” in favor of President Joe Biden. Although Trump and Lindell continue to brag about the allegation, the so-called “evidence” they put forward has been constantly discredited and debunked.

The pro-Trump businessman vowed for weeks that he would finally file a lawsuit challenging the 2020 election results directly to the Supreme Court by Thanksgiving. He claimed he would have the support of several state attorneys general, but their support did not materialize and the much-vaunted Supreme Court case was not filed.

“We’ll have this in Supreme Court before Thanksgiving,” Lindell promised in September during an episode by former Trump administration official Steve Bannon. Crisis unit Podcast. “This is my promise to the people of this country.”

Supporters of former President Donald Trump take a selfie with My Pillow founder Mike Lindell as they wait for a rally to start at the Lorain County Fairgrounds on June 26 in Wellington, Ohio.
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Lindell released a copy of his complaint that he hopes to file with the Supreme Court on Tuesday. “We are in the unexplored [sic] territory as a Nation. The November 2020 elections were stolen, ”the complaint alleges before presenting a series of debunked and discredited conspiracy theories and questionable allegations. It targets in particular the main states of the battlefield, in particular Arizona, Georgia and Pennsylvania.

Lindell claimed this week that the Republican National Committee (RNC) was working to prevent his trial from going ahead. During a live broadcast Monday on his website Frank Speech, the founder of My Pillow targeted RNC president Ronna McDaniel and the GOP.

“We think they [the RNC] reached out to several [attorneys general] and pressure them, not to sign the Supreme Court complaint, ”Lindell said.

“How dare the RNC try to prevent this case from reaching the Supreme Court. Shame on you RNC! You’re worse than Fox now,” he added.

News week contacted the RNC for comment, but did not immediately receive a response.

Lindell, who continues to advertise My Pillow products on Fox News, has repeatedly attacked the Conservative Network for refusing to promote its baseless claims. Trump’s ally even staged a small protest outside the Fox New headquarters in Manhattan, New York this week, after claiming the network was a “controlled opposition” when it was broadcast live on Friday.

Addressing the Bannon podcast again on Wednesday, Lindell described Fox News as “the biggest electoral deviation of all time.” He said it was “disgusting what Fox has done”, lamenting the network is “not talking about the 2020 election”. The founder of My Pillow suggested his Supreme Court trial could still go ahead, urging auditors to contact their state attorneys general.

Regardless of Lindell’s claims, more than 60 election challenge lawsuits have so far failed in state and federal courts. Even judges appointed by Trump and other Republicans have dismissed the allegations. Meanwhile, counts and audits in states across the country have consistently reaffirmed the 2020 election results.

Former Attorney General William Barr, who was widely regarded as one of Trump’s most loyal cabinet members, said in December there was “no evidence” of voter fraud that would alter election results . The Department of Homeland Security’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency last year claimed that the 2020 election was the “safest in American history.” This federal agency was headed by a person appointed by Trump at the time.

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