MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell has been banned from Twitter and other social media sites for his claims of having evidence that 2020 election results were hacked, but cybersecurity experts say his so-called “proof” doesn’t add up. Lindell, who recently pulled his MyPillow ads from Fox News for not supporting his version of Trump’s Big Lie, has found support only on the very fringes, where Steve Bannon’s show is considered a news source and Alex Jones is a Cassandra for the right. His pillows have been taken off the shelves at retailers such as Bed Bath & Beyond, and Kohl’s. And he and his company are facing a $1.3 billion defamation lawsuit from the voting machine company Dominion, which Lindell has falsely accused of being involved in voter fraud.
But in reality, Joe Biden legitimately won the 2020 Presidential election, and no amount of fake facts will change that. The problem is, no one in Mike Lindell’s life seems to be willing to tell him that, not that he would listen. The famously obstinate Lindell won’t listen to anyone except Donald Trump and the voices in his own head, so any attempts to bring him back down to Earth One are fully wasted.
Even when someone earnestly tries to reach Lindell, it doesn’t go well. Witness The Daily Show’s Jordan Klepper, who clearly did his best, but the audience can see him give up in real time.
Lindell has also been sharing the most bizarre election conspiracy theory yet: he alleges that hackers from Beijing had switched nearly 24,000 votes for Donald Trump in their rural, GOP-leaning Wisconsin county.
Mike Lindell is insane. Pass it on.
— Jon Cooper 🇺🇸 (@joncoopertweets) August 6, 2021
Mike Lindell may be trending, but there is a pro-democracy pillow company you should be talking about instead. It also happens to be their founder’s birthday today! Please wish @OneFreshPillow a happy birthday and give them a follow!
— MeidasTouch.com (@MeidasTouch) August 6, 2021
There is no evidence to back Lindell’s claims, so CNN’s Drew Griffin decided to takes the most recent findings to Lindell. Let’s just say it didn’t go well. We love you for trying, Drew.