Voting Systems Firm Smartmatic Says MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell is on “No Claims Crusade”
- Voting systems company Smartmatic has called for the dismissal of MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell’s lawsuit against them.
- Smartmatic has argued that Lindell’s claims against them are “fictitious”, calling the Pillow CEO’s lawsuit a “stunt.”
- Lindell sued Smartmatic in June, alleging they tried to stifle his free speech rights.
Voting systems company Smartmatic said MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell was on a “no-claims crusade” in a new court case on Wednesday.
Asking the court to dismiss Lindell’s federal lawsuit against them, Smartmatic argued that Lindell’s claims against them were fictitious, calling the Pillow’s executive allegations a “cut” without “any basis in it. fact or law â.
âPresenting fiction as fact outside the courtroom may result in a libel suit. Presenting fiction as fact inside the courtroom should result in dismissal and penalties,â Smartmatic wrote in the folder seen by Insider. âThe First Amendment allows Mr. Lindell to espouse his fictitious views on the 2020 US election outside the courtroom, with the understanding that he will face legal consequences. But federal civil procedure rules do not allow Mr. Lindell and his attorneys to make fictitious claims inside the courtroom.
Lindell has been engaged in a legal battle with Smartmatic and Dominion Voting Systems for most of the year. In June, Lindell filed a lawsuit claiming he stood at risk of losing more than $ 2 billion because of what he claimed was a “conspiracy and business to harm him” by the two companies. In the lawsuit, Lindell laid out a theory that machines from both companies enabled voter fraud.
In Wednesday’s filing, lawyers for Smartmatic went on to note that “no court has ever found a complaint based on the” facts “alleged against Smartmatic. They also argued that Lindell’s five key allegations against their company were unfounded.
According to the Smartmatic file, some of Lindell’s allegations include accusations that Smartmatic was involved in a conspiracy with Dominion Voting Systems and that Smartmatic violated Lindell’s First Amendment rights.
“These allegations are as far-fetched as they sound. They are all prohibited by applicable law, and Mr. Lindell is not alleging any facts to satisfy their elements. 2020 US election,” wrote legal representatives for Smartmatic. “But he doesn’t identify a single act by Smartmatic targeting or related to him, let alone an act that prevented him from speaking out.”
Meanwhile, Dominion sued Lindell in February for $ 1.3 billion. Lindell’s company, MyPillow, then filed a $ 1.6 billion lawsuit, accusing Dominion of trying to stifle free speech. The CEO of MyPillow also tried to have the libel lawsuit dismissed at a hearing in June. That effort failed after U.S. District Judge Carl J. Nichols ruled on all three libel suits against Lindell and pro-Trump attorneys Sidney Powell and Rudy Giuliani were able to prosecute in their entirety.
Despite the lawsuits, Lindell continued to claim that the election was stolen from former President Donald Trump despite the lack of evidence of widespread electoral fraud.
More recently, Lindell tried to file a complaint with the Supreme Court which he says will baselessly overturn the election results. However, he did not file the complaint because essential elements were missing, including the names and signatures of a complainant and a lawyer.
Lindell did not immediately respond to a request for comment from Insider on the progress of his case against Smartmatic.