Another voting company is targeting MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell for his claims about the 2020 presidential election.
Smartmatic has filed lawsuits against both Lindell and MyPillow in U.S. District Court, District of Minnesota. The company accuses him of “persistent, deliberate and damaging lies about Smartmatic.”
“After the 2020 US Presidential election, Lindell embarked on a smear campaign against Smartmatic to garner publicity and, in turn, increase MyPillow profits,” reads a Smartmatic press release. “Lindell falsely claimed that Smartmatic manipulated votes in states and jurisdictions where Smartmatic technology was never used. Smartmatic’s role in the 2020 US Presidential election was limited to providing technology, support and services to Los Angeles County.”
The election technology company is seeking Lindell’s full retraction of allegedly false statements, as well as economic damages, punitive damages, and reimbursement for the costs of an attorney.
In a statement of his own, Smartmatic attorney J. Erik Connolly accused Lindell of having “embarked on a calculated, relentless and wide-ranging effort to defame” his client.
“Smartmatic cannot allow Mr. Lindell’s disinformation campaign to continue. It must come to an end,” he said.
The lawsuit is the second of its kind against Lindell and MyPillow. Dominion Voting Systems is also suing them for $1.3 billion in damages. As with Smartmatic, Lindell has also claimed Dominion helped manipulate election results in the 2020 presidential election.
Dominion and Smartmatic are suing MyPillow in addition to Lindell personally because they believe he is making these election claims to boost sales and profits for MyPillow. But Lindell remains steadfast that his claims are true.
The MyPillow CEO recently announced that Heartland Financial cut ties with him because he poses a “reputation risk” to the bank.
In an appearance on Steve Bannon’s “War Room” podcast, Lindell played a recording of a phone call between one of his employees and a Heartland Financial executive.
“Not that the FBI is even sniffing and looking, but what if somebody came and said, ‘Do you know what? We are going to subpoena all of his account records, and this and that.’ And then all of a sudden we make the news,” the executive said.
“So it’s more of a reputation risk,” he added.