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Judge denies MyPillow founder’s request for Kent County election records

Mike Lindell speaking in 2020
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Mike Lindell speaking in 2020

A federal magistrate has shielded Kent County from MyPillow founder’s subpoena requesting 2020 election records

Mike Lindell, the founder of MyPillow, is a support of former President Donald Trump’s allegation the 2020 election was rigged.

He’s publicly and repeatedly claimed Dominion voting machines manipulated vote counts across the country in favor of Democrat Joe Biden.

Dominion is suing Lindell for defamation seeking $1.3 billion in damages.

“I am not even a party of this lawsuit.”

Several months ago, Kent County Clerk Lisa Posthumus Lyons was subpoenaed by Lindell compelling her to provide election data that she says would jeopardize the integrity of county election equipment - decertify it - and ultimately require the purchase of new election machines.

“All for a fishing expedition. We had a robust audit that was conducted in 2020 which confirmed Kent County’s election was secure, transparent, fair and accurate. There was zero evidence of any issue with the election results in Kent County, yet Mr. Lindell and MyPillow sought to abuse the court system what I would call, ‘Harass Kent County.’”  

Not a party in the suit and overly burdensome to taxpayers, the county took it to court. Tuesday, U.S. Magistrate Judge Phillip Green denied the subpoena and imposed monetary sanctions on Lindell.

Counties across the country and Michigan who are Dominion clients were blanketed with Lindell subpoenas. Posthumus Lyons tells us she has full faith in Dominion’s voting system.

Patrick joined WGVU Public Media in December, 2008 after eight years of investigative reporting at Grand Rapids' WOOD-TV8 and three years at WYTV News Channel 33 in Youngstown, Ohio. As News and Public Affairs Director, Patrick manages our daily radio news operation and public interest television programming. An award-winning reporter, Patrick has won multiple Michigan Associated Press Best Reporter/Anchor awards and is a three-time Academy of Television Arts & Sciences EMMY Award winner with 14 nominations.
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