By Leo Wolfson, Cowboy State Daily
What do pillows, a sweaty man in a suit and the 2020 election have in common? Mike Lindell.
Lindell, also known as the “My Pillow Guy,” attended former President Donald Trump’s “Save America Rally” in Casper on Saturday. The “My Pillow” CEO and founder worked the crowd at a tireless pace, working up a sweat as he stopped to take selfies and photos with hundreds of people over the course of the day.
In an interview with Cowboy State Daily, Lindell said people need to get behind him to “Help save our country, help save the American dream.”
The Minnesota businessman has been a vocal supporter of Trump’s claim the 2020 elections were rigged and stolen from him. Lindell said he has spent more than $30 million investigating 2020 election fraud and “has more information than anyone in the world.”
“It was an algorithm that went nationwide, from Hawaii to Alaska to California to New York island,” he said.
Lindell has cast his net of election fraud allegations over all 50 states, including Wyoming.
Lindell said anyone who says Wyoming’s election results weren’t part of the problem, despite the fact the state had the largest margin of support for Trump in the country, is a traitor to America.
“Any politician says that — 100% traitor,” he said. “Wyoming had 20-some thousand votes stole in the president election. That’s almost 10% of your home (total cast) votes in Wyoming. Everything was taken.
“When you do it with computers you have to smooth out all 50 states,” he added.
Lindell said California, a state with one of the largest margins of victory for President Joe Biden against Trump, was also home to the most stolen votes.
He also said the recent primary election in Georgia was thrown.
This election saw the candidate endorsed by Trump, former U.S. Sen. David Perdue, defeated by Republican Gov. Brian Kemp.
Also losing in Georgia was U.S. Rep. Jody Hice, who was endorsed by Trump in her race for the secretary of state’s office against incumbent Brad Raffensperger.
“Kemp, (Attorney General) Chris Carr, Brad Raffensperger- the triple crown of crime,” Lindell said. “It was all done through the machines, we have all the evidence. We sat outside (watching) for guys, we watched it all.”
Although it was reported Raffensperger received 52% of the vote in the election, Lindell maintained he did not receive even 40%.
Lindell has also promoted an unproven conspiracy theory that voting machine companies Smartmatic and Dominion conspired with foreign powers to rig voting machines. His rhetoric resulted in a $1.3 billion lawsuit against him that is still ongoing. His countersuit was thrown out.
Lindell is backing a preliminary injunction filed In Arizona in April demanding a change be made to allow ballots to be counted by hand. He said more injunctions will be filed in Alabama, Wyoming and Texas, and said the recent election in Georgia will only help his case.
“We’re going state by state,” he said.
In April 2021, Lindell launched his own social media site called “Frank.” Here, Lindell has promoted a number of conspiracy theories and has offered ideas how election security can be ramped up in the future.
“You’re not going to find it on Fox rotten news, they don’t talk about the election,” he said, “They don’t talk about it at Newsmax.”
He said holding elections by hand-count is the only way to guarantee a safe election.
“You don’t have a country if they don’t go,” he said.
The Frankspeech.com homepage features links to a “Terminate the Machines Petition,” a buy-one-get-one-free ad for his Giza Dream Sheets and another ad for the Lindell Legal Fund, featuring a cross prominently in the logo.
When asked if Trump would be the only candidate Lindell would support in the 2024 presidential elections, he responded, “that’s the dumbest question you’ve asked me” and stepped away to take a photo with a fan, ending the interview.