MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell said delegates from 45 states have signed up to attend a three-day event in South Dakota that former President Donald Trump’s outspoken ally insists will lead to a unanimous ruling by the Supreme Court to revoke the November elections.
Lindell claims to have 37 terabytes of “irrefutable” evidence that hackers, backed by China, broke into electoral systems and changed votes in favor of Joseph R. Biden. He plans to present the evidence at a “cyber symposium” starting Tuesday.
“Whether you are a Democrat or a Republican, this will be the greatest union in our country,” Lindell told The Washington Times in an interview. “Because it is not about politics. It’s about free and fair elections and 2020 [election]. And you have to fix that. “
Biden defeated Trump in the general election. Federal officials from both administrations found no evidence of widespread fraud despite claims by Trump and several of his allies that the election had been stolen. Former Attorney General William P. Barr, who was appointed by Trump, has also challenged the former president’s claims.
Lindell said Trump has not endorsed and is in no way involved in the symposium.
In-person attendance at Mr. Lindell’s event is limited to state, local, and national politicians, cybersecurity experts, and members of the media.
Lindell told The Times that he invited thousands of politicians from both parties. As of Friday, he said, the registry was close to 500, including politicians or their delegates from 45 states. Mr. Lindell has offered $ 5 million to anyone present who can rebut his claims.
Representatives from Connecticut, Delaware, Rhode Island, Hawaii and Maine had not registered to attend, Lindell said.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-California, declined Lindell’s invitation to attend the symposium. She cited scheduling conflicts, according to an email obtained by The Times. A member of Ms. Pelosi’s staff thanked Mr. Lindell for his understanding.
Attendees will receive an in-depth review of the evidence Mr. Lindell claims to have of the cyber attack on Election Day. Lindell said he was approached by several people in early January who said they had recorded “packet captures” in real time on Election Day. He said that this data provides “objective evidence” of a cyber attack. He hired a team of experts, who spent months validating the material and organized the symposium to present the evidence, he said.
Several election officials told CNN last week that Lindell’s claim is unfounded. A Wisconsin elections official from a county where Lindell said the votes were traded told CNN that the county conducted a manual recount of each ballot and that a paper trail supports the results.
The full length of the symposium will be streamed live on Mr. Lindell’s website, FrankSpeech.com. He said he hopes to attract a billion viewers.
“It will be the most watched event in history,” he told The Times. “I think because everyone in the world is going to be curious and see this. And they’re going to be talking, saying, ‘You have to see this. This is real. America was, its choice was made, hacked by China. ‘ “
He said he would have presented evidence of a cyber attack in the election if the roles were reversed and Biden would benefit.
The event marks the culmination of months of Mr. Lindell’s highly publicized allegations of voter fraud. His claims have been widely discredited and have cost him significantly in financial and reputational terms.
Mr. Lindell has produced several documentaries describing allegations of voter fraud that are posted on his website. The most recent, titled “Absolute 9-0,” alludes to a unanimous Supreme Court ruling and describes the specific claim that is the subject of the cyber symposium.
He said several retailers have taken My Pillow products off their shelves since he began publicly challenging the election results.
In February, one of the largest voting machine manufacturers, Dominion Voting Systems, sued Mr. Lindell and MyPillow for $ 1.3 billion in defamation damages. The lawsuit claims that Mr. Lindell damaged Dominion’s reputation through his claims of compromised electoral integrity. In June, Lindell filed a $ 1.6 billion counterclaim citing the First Amendment and alleging that Dominion had violated his right to free speech.
Late last month, Lindell withdrew ads worth more than $ 1 million a week from Fox News, one of MyPillow’s biggest promoters, after the network refused to run an ad for the cyber symposium.
“We’ve lost about $ 80 million to cashier stores that left us this year in revenue,” Lindell said. “And now we are going to leave Fox. That’s another million dollars a week for MyPillow that we lose. So we don’t get that back. We can’t just take it somewhere else. “
He said he has personally spent about $ 15 million on voter fraud investigations and the cyber symposium. In all, he said, the electoral claims have cost him and his company hundreds of millions of dollars.
He said he has also received countless threats against him and his business.
“You can’t imagine what they would chase me with,” he said. Even abroad. Anyone I dealt with, hired bots and trolls and strike groups, whoever they were, hired to attack me and MyPillow. “
Mr. Lindell did not reveal any names of those who had registered for the cyber symposium or the sources of the raw material used to support his claim for security reasons.
“This is about our country,” Lindell said. “I would go until the last penny was spent.
“Even if I fell and lost everything and didn’t have a penny on the street, it wouldn’t matter,” he said. “That’s it. Money does not matter “.