Mike Lindell is offering $5 million to anyone who can disprove his alleged voter-fraud evidence - if they show up to his cyber symposium conference
MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell waits outside the west wing of the White House in Washington, DC on January 15, 2021. Drew Angerer / Getty Images
Mike Lindell continues to spread unsubstantiated claims that Donald Trump won the 2020 presidential election.
MyPillow CEO is offering a $ 5 million bounty to anyone who can prove they're wrong.
The catch: you have to attend his upcoming Cyber Symposium conference in South Dakota.
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Mike Lindell, CEO of MyPillow, a staunch ally of former President Donald Trump and a leading proponent of conspiracy theories on election fraud, said he would give $ 5 million to anyone who can refute data he claims to prove electoral interference.
But there is a catch. To be eligible, you must attend its upcoming Cyber Symposium conference, which will be held August 10-12 in South Dakota.
And the event is not public, according to an ad for the event on Lindell's Frank website. Invitees include current politicians, cyber experts, and the media, but it will also be streamed on Frank for 72 hours.
Lindell said he wants the symposium to be the most watched live event in history and aims to get 1 billion people to see it through his website, Salon's Zachary Petrizzo reported. He has reserved 800 rooms for the event, but few officials have announced they will attend.
There is nothing to suggest that Lindell's event even comes close to these numbers. In context, the most-watched Super Bowl of all time drew around 114 million viewers, and the first presidential debate in 2020 had a total of 73 million viewers.
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At the event, "Mike will reveal the cyber data and packet captures from the November 2020 elections," the ad said. "A US $ 5,000,000 prize will be offered to anyone who can demonstrate that this cyber data is not valid November 2020 election data."
Lindell told Steve Bannon on Monday that he had 37 terabytes of information related to election fraud, Salon reported.
Kevin Skoglund, president and chief technologist of Citizens for Better Elections, told The Dispatch that Lindell's data theory was "technically incoherent and wrong in several ways." According to Skoglund, Lindell claims his team of anonymous experts collected internet traffic from foreign computers that infiltrated US electoral systems.
"An extraordinary claim needs extraordinary evidence," Skoglund told The Dispatch. "And they provide little evidence at all."
Lindell, who said in April that he still spoke to Trump about once a month, has repeatedly endorsed the former president's debunked claims that call into question the integrity of the 2020 election.
This has resulted in Lindell being banned from Twitter and sued for $ 1.3 billion by voting machine company Dominion for claiming it "switched" Trump's votes to Biden. MyPillow's products have also been pulled by retailers, and Lindell said he has also received death threats.
Speaking to the media, Lindell said, "I invited you all to the symposium. Why don't you prove it there so you can win $ 5 million?"
This is not the first time Lindell has held an event to spread his electoral fraud theories.
He also held a so-called "Frank Rally" at Corn Palace, South Dakota in May to celebrate the launch of the site, which features videos and articles, many from right-wing conspiracy theorists who primarily focus on electoral fraud.
The venue for the Frank Rally offered space for around 3,000 participants - but pictures circulated on Twitter showed that it was only half full.
The rally featured talks between Trump's Minister for Housing and Urban Development, Ben Carson, and conservative podcaster Eric Metaxas and Lindell himself, who spread electoral fraud theories, including an inflated estimate of Trump's vote in the 2020 presidential election.
Participants received a free copy of both Lindell's autobiography and his self-made voter fraud film "Absolute Proof".
Lindell also spoke on the ReAwaken America tour last week, claiming Trump received 80 million votes and Biden received 68 million votes in the 2020 election despite failing to provide evidence to support his claims.
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