[ Editor’s Note: I think I may finally have this figured out. Mike Pillow of course is in league with the other Trump legal team grifters on their phony The Steal escapade, but brother Mike has a unique grift.
It came to me when he claimed all the Idaho county machines were hacked, and the Secretary of State pointed out that 7 of the Idaho counties did not have internet connections, despite Mr. Pillow Guy claiming he had proof that all 44 were hacked.
As with Arizona, this new scam blew up in his face. It seems Mike does not really investigate, but pretends to and then makes his charges.
His lack of embarrassment at this point in having all of his claims so far shot down in flames steered me to only one logical conclusion, stemming from his being banned from Fox News. In September, The Daily Beast was reporting that Fox was refusing to run his ads, which has crimped Lindell’s business cash flow.
So curious Jim thinks sneaky Mike came up with the plan to continue making election fraud claims and doing audits to keep himself and his pillow company in the news constantly to replace his former peak advertising exposure.
Would this ‘behavior’ be a violation of some state or federal statute? It is way past time it was looked into for all the aggravation he is putting people through. Mike has been sued, but I don’t think anyone has tried getting a ‘cease and desist’ order on him to put him in the ‘time out’ box for a while.
The legal system needs to step up. What is it going to be like when we start having copycat Mikes, and they start coming out of the woodwork. Does the public have no way to protect itself via government legal assistance? … Jim W. Dean]
First aired … October 01, 2021
Rachel Maddow shares reporting on the Idaho Secretary of State taking pillow purveyor Mike Lindell seriously enough to test some of his claims that the 2020 election results were manipulated in Joe Biden’s favor even in that Trumpy red state, wait for it, wait for it…that Trump should have won by more than 30%.
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