MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell is asked to foot the bill for a costly audit in the state of Idaho, which began after the bedding mogul aired a series of wild conspiracy theories on management by the State Election 2020.
Although Idaho represents one of former President Donald Trump’s greatest victories, Lindell believed he had won the state by an even wider gap – and sent election officials there a document titled “The Big Lie ”.
After reviewing Lindell’s “evidence”, Idaho Deputy Chief Secretary of State Chad Houck immediately concluded “there was something wrong” with the claims made.
“This document alleged electronic manipulation in all 44 counties. At least seven counties in Idaho have no electronic step in their vote counting processes,” Houck told local television station KMVT last month. “It was a huge red flag, and once we knew it, we could prove or disprove it pretty straightforward.”
So the state conducted an audit to definitively prove the pillow maven wrong – an effort that apparently succeeded.
Houck appeared on CNN Thursday morning to share the results, and then asked the pillow specialist to put his money where his mouth is.
“Lindell claims that across the state, in every county in Idaho. And besides, every county in the United States was actually down about 8.4%,” Houck told the ‘CNN host John Berman. “We looked at this and said it was an absolute impossibility.”
Houck continued, “We have seven counties in the state of Idaho that cannot be mechanically manipulated because they always count their votes. They are small enough to do so in a paper ledger or tally book. . How would you handle a paper ledger? “
The Republican state official also said they would send Lindell an invoice for the entire review process.
“We will total the expenses that were incurred in the [review] process, and we’ll invoice them. “
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“It was never about Mike Lindell; it was never about a partisan position on it,” Houck added. “It’s about going after the integrity of not only the electoral system in Idaho, but people are going after the integrity of the electoral system as a whole.”
Lindell and his team of attorneys did not return a salon request to find out whether or not he intended to pay. Instead, Lindell launched another batch of wild claims, which included the claim that his team had identified an 850-year-old man who voted in the 2020 election.
“I’ll give you an example today, 2650 people over 100 years old [voted in the 2020 election]”, he asserted.” Now you could say ‘well, that could be.’ 2000 of them were more than 200 [years old]. “
In recent weeks, as he tried to appear in Supreme Court and press his allegations of electoral fraud, the pillow mogul has also started knocking on voters’ doors asking if they were dead or no.