Mike Lindell Sanctioned Over 'Frivolous' Election Lawsuit

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Damir Mujezinovic

There is absolutely no evidence the 2020 presidential election was rigged for Democrat Joe Biden, but that has not stopped MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell from filing countless lawsuits in states across the nation.

An ardent supporter of former President Donald Trump, Lindell has long claimed -- without evidence -- that voting machines used in the race flipped the votes from Republicans to Democrats.

He is now in serious legal trouble.

'Frivolous' Lawsuit

In a new ruling, U.S. District Judge Carl Nichols ordered Lindell to pay some of voting machine company Smartmatic’s court costs and fees.

The judge stressed that some of Lindell's claims about the company fall "on the frivolous side of the line," as reported by The Hill.

"In particular, the Court concludes that at the very least Lindell’s claim against Smartmatic under the Support or Advocacy Clause falls on the frivolous side of the line (other claims do too). As a result, the Court orders Lindell and his previous counsel to pay some of the fees and costs Smartmatic has incurred defending itself and moving for sanctions."

Lindell Dismisses Ruling

In a statement, Lindell dismissed Judge Nichols' ruling.

"Whatever the judge thinks, that’s his opinion. I’ve got lawyers doing more important things like removing these machines from every state," he said.

It remains unclear if Lindell will appeal the ruling at some point, but his statement suggests that he remains dedicated to pursuing his conspiracy theories about the 2020 election.

The pillow magnate recently said that his goal is to file election lawsuits in all 50 states and get rid of voting machines once and for all.

Smartmatic Is Suing Lindell

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Lindell is being sued by Smartmatic, which claims that the pillow magnate spread "dangerous" lies about its role in the 2020 election.

The lawsuit accuses Lindell of baselessly alleging that Smartmatic's machines were hacked by China and other hostile foreign powers.

"He told people that Smartmatic election technology, hardware, and software were developed for the sole purpose of stealing foreign elections by switching votes. And he told people that Smartmatic deployed its election technology, hardware, and software to do just that in the 2020 U.S. election," the lawsuit says.

The MyPillow CEO is also being sued by Dominion Voting Systems, a different voting machine company.

Elections Still Being Rigged, Lindell Claims

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Last month's primary elections in the state of Georgia were also rigged against Republicans, Lindell claims.

According to the businessman, the Georgia elections were rigged to spite Trump and minimize the impact of his endorsements.

"They wanted to push it in our real president's face and go 'your endorsements don't mean anything.' You know what, you made it so obvious. You think crooked Brian Kemp got 73 percent or whatever? Impossible!" Lindell said at a rally, per Newsweek.

Trump backed a number of candidates in Georgia, but most of them got pummeled by their opponents.