- MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell predicted an increase in the Republican vote in the next midterm elections.
- Lindell told RSBN in Arizona that he’s seen a lot of support for his voter fraud case in California.
- Liddell told Insider that at least 30 people he met in California wanted to talk about the economy.
MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell, a staunch ally of former President Donald Trump, believes there will be a strong Democratic turnout in the upcoming midterm elections, citing the interest “liberals and progressives” in California have shown in the fraud campaign. voters.
During a rally in Arizona on Sunday, Lindell told RSBN that he had recently spent a lot of time in Northern California — a Democratic stronghold — where he was repeatedly approached by people interested in his views on voting machines.
“And I was up there for five days with all these liberals, progressives. And I talked to all of them — I walked the streets. You know me, I just come down,” Lindell said. “They all came up to me, they wanted pictures. But they wanted to know, is it your stuff, is this real stuff with the voting machines and stuff?”
“And they see the gas problems and everything,” he added, referring to high gas prices while predicting what he thought would be the most significant Republican turnout in history. “I think they’re either going to vote for a Republican or they’re not going to vote at all.”
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Lindell told Insider on Sunday night that his trip to California took place last week and that “at least 30 people” had approached him in the four days he was there.
“They were all friendly and wanted pictures,” Lindell said, adding that these people often “wanted to talk about how bad the economy is.”
The last time California went GOP was 1988. The state has also seen relatively steady voter turnout in the last several elections.
It is unclear whether there is significant support in California for Lindell’s voter fraud conspiracy theories. In September of last year, former President Donald Trump claimed without evidence that California’s recall election — which Governor Gavin Newsom won — was rigged. However, there was no evidence of widespread fraud in the recall election.
Meanwhile, Lindell is facing a $1.3 billion lawsuit from voting systems company Dominion, which sued him and his home goods company in February last year. The suit alleges Lindell defamed Dominion by spreading false conspiracy theories about the company’s role in the 2020 election.
Last week, the Supreme Court declined to intervene in the lawsuit, upholding a lower court ruling allowing the case to proceed.
Lindell told Insider in December that he had used up half of his estimated $50 million fortune promoting Trump’s baseless election fraud theories, including $10 million spent creating the social media hub Frank Speech after being banned by Twitter for spreading misinformation.
On September 13, Lindell’s phone was also seized by FBI agents investigating his involvement in efforts to discredit the 2020 election. A week later, Lindell sued the FBI, accusing the agency of violating his rights “First, Fourth, fifth and sixth amendments” by seizing his phone.