Once again, Mike Lindell says he is bringing the evidence that the 2020 election was ‘rigged’ or ‘stolen.’ Once again, his claims completely fail to line up with reality.Lindell is promoting a lawsuit being brought by Kari Lake, who is a Trump-endorsed candidate for Governor in Arizona, and Mark Finchem, currently a State Representative, who’s running for Secretary of State. Lindell says that at the end of next week, he’ll be loading up a plane with all the evidence (although he’s failed to show any to the public so far, despite repeated promises to do so) and his lawyers, experts, and ‘cyber guys,’ because a judge in Arizona is ready to look at the evidence.
Mike Lindell says he has finally gotten a judge in AZ to look at his “evidence:” “On July 21, I’ve got a plane load of lawyers, cyber guys, experts, flying in to Arizona!” pic.twitter.com/FkPdstRyjo
— Ron Filipkowski 🇺🇦 (@RonFilipkowski) July 16, 2022
He’s obviously really excited, but his announcement is more than a little misleading.
The lawsuit in question is indeed about a major election change — Lake and Finchem are demanding that voting machines be prohibited. Various political figures and media influencers have claimed that these machines were used in 2020 to change the outcome of the election, and after a series of lawsuits, many of those individuals no longer make that claim.
However, this case is not intended to change the outcome of the 2020 election — something that there is no provision for in U.S. law, even if there was any merit to the conspiratorial claims.
How can we know this? Well, the lawsuit itself, in a copy hosted on Lindell’s own website, says so clearly:
It is important to note that this Complaint is not an attempt to undo the past. Most specifically, it is not about undoing the 2020 presidential election. It is only about the future – about upcoming elections that will employ voting machines…
Despite this, the lawsuit does make a series of allegations about the 2020 election and voting machines, including that “[e]vidence has been found of illegal vote manipulation on electronic voting machines during the 2020 election.”
Ultimately, though, this case is not requesting any change to the 2020 election — it’s merely Lake and Finchem demanding changes they believe and say will help them in their own elections in November:
156. Plaintiff Lake seeks the office of Governor of the State of Arizona.
157. To gain that office, Plaintiff Lake must prevail in the Midterm Election, in which
all votes will be tabulated, and many votes will be cast, on electronic voting systems.
159. Plaintiff Finchem seeks the office of Secretary of State of the State of Arizona.
160. To gain that office, Plaintiff Finchem must prevail in the Midterm Election, in
which all votes will be tabulated, and many votes will be cast, on electronic voting systems.
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