Mike Lindell Claims GOP Gubernatorial Primaries In Idaho Were Rigged

MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell delivers a speech
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Damir Mujezinovic

The 2022 Idaho gubernatorial election will take place in November this year, while the primary elections were held in May.

The incumbent governor, Brad Little, easily beat his main conservative challenger Janice McGeachin, winning 53 percent of the vote to her 32 percent.

McGeachin enjoyed the support of former President Donald Trump, but that evidently did not help much.

McGeachin was also backed by MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell, who now insists Idaho's gubernatorial primaries were rigged.

'Rigged' Idaho Election

On his web show this week, speaking with a caller who claimed they were from Idaho, Lindell spread yet another baseless conspiracy theory about election fraud.

As Idaho Press reported, the pillow magnate promised his fans in the state to do all in his power to protect election integrity in the future.

"Idaho, we are not letting this sit idly by. Idaho’s at the front of the line," Lindell reassured the caller.

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MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell delivers remarks
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Earlier this year, Idaho officials sent Lindell a cease-and-desist letter and a bill for over $6,000, demanding that he stop pushing election conspiracy theories.

Speaking on his show, Lindell dismissed the state's attempts to stop him.

"I don’t care Idaho. Send me another bill. Send me another bill," Lindell said.

"It’s kind of funny, I thought it would be so easy going to these red states and saying open up your machines and let’s see what happened in your state," he added.

Crusade Against Voting Machines

Central to Lindell's conspiracy theories are his claims about voting machines, which he alleges are being used in elections across the country to literally "flip" votes from outsider to establishment-backed candidates.

As the video below shows, on his show Lindell also went on a tirade against voting machines, saying that they will be "melted down and used for prison bars," presumably to lock up Idaho election officials.

Lindell has already gotten in legal trouble for making false claims about voting machines.

Dominion Voting Systems, a company whose voting machines were used in the 2020 elections, filed last year a $1.3 billion defamation lawsuit against the pillow magnate.

And in April, Eric Coomer, a former Dominion Voting Systems employee, personally sued Lindell, claiming that the businessman "irreparably tarnished" his reputation.

Lindell's Business Is Suffering

Mike Lindell's MyPillows
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Lindell's absurd conspiracy theories about election fraud are costing his company money.

Last month, Walmart pulled all MyPillow products from its stores.

As reported by The Hill, Lindell admitted in an interview that this is a "$10 million hit" to his company, accusing Walmart of trying to "cancel him."

"You guys are canceling us just like the other box stores. Shame on you, Walmart. You’re disgusting," he said.