WASHINGTON – One of the largest voting machine manufacturers in the United States on Monday sued a prominent supporter of former President Donald Trump for defaming the company on false accusations of rigging President Biden’s 2020 election.
Dominion Voting Systems sued Mike Lindell, managing director of MyPillow Inc., Minnesota, and his company in the US District Court for the District of Columbia for more than $ 1.3 billion in damages.
In its complaint, the company cited a number of statements by Mr Lindell, including in media appearances, social media posts and a two-hour film alleging widespread electoral fraud. Mr Lindell said he helped produce the film, which he released online in early February.
The complaint alleges that Mr. Lindell made false claims about the integrity of Dominion’s voting machines and that he has no credible evidence to back up his claims that the company stole Mr. Trump’s election – what Dominion has called the “big lie” .
“He is aware of the independent audits and ballot papers that finally refute the big lie,” the complaint said. “But Lindell … still sells the lie to this day because the lie sells pillows.”