ROSWELL, Ga. — MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell is celebrating a recent court ruling on Georgia’s voting machines as validation, combating accusations of being a conspiracy theorist for his claims of election fraud. U.S. District Judge Amy Totenberg issued a comprehensive ruling in a high-profile lawsuit seeking to replace Georgia’s electronic voting machines with hand-marked paper ballots. The lawsuit argues that the machines’ vulnerabilities compromise the constitutional rights of voters to cast and accurately count their ballots.
The 135-page ruling, released on Friday, addresses the plaintiffs’ concerns and explicitly clarifies that they are not conspiracy theorists. Leading cybersecurity experts have provided testimony and affidavits in support of the case. Judge Totenberg emphasized the need for open dialogue, compromise, and legislative action to preserve the integrity of the democratic process.
Lindell’s prominent role in promoting conspiracy theories surrounding Georgia’s electronic voting system has earned him several defamation lawsuits from Dominion and Smartmatic. Dominion sued Lindell and his company for $1.3 billion in damages, which has had severe financial repercussions for Lindell, including unpaid legal fees and the departure of his attorneys.
Totenberg, who former President Barack Obama appointed, denied the state’s request to rule without a trial, stating that there are disputed factual questions that must be resolved. A bench trial has been scheduled to commence on January 9, 2024.
Georgia’s electronic voting system, provided by Dominion Voting Systems, became a subject of conspiracy theories that alleged the machines played a role in President Joe Biden’s victory over former President Donald Trump. Lindell remains a vocal advocate of these claims, using his platform to raise money for his legal defense.
The Georgia court’s 135-page ruling supporting Mike Lindell’s claims on voting machine fraud could potentially offer a boost to former President Donald Trump. Trump and his supporters have consistently alleged widespread voter fraud in the 2020 election, with claims that voting machines played a significant role in manipulating the results. The court’s ruling adds credibility to Lindell’s assertions, providing ammunition for those who argue for a thorough investigation into the election outcome. It may strengthen Trump’s argument that the election was not conducted fairly.