by Sharon Rondeau
(Nov. 24, 2021) — In a three-minute video address posted Tuesday, MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell acknowledged that the day had arrived on which he said he would file a case at the U.S. Supreme Court challenging the November 3, 2020 election.
He quickly explained, however, that the filing had not yet been made.
“Hello, everyone; it’s finally November 23, 2021,” Lindell began. “What’s special about this day? Well, this is the day that the Supreme Court complaint of the election crimes of 2020 were to be filed. [sic] Well, lawyers have worked hard on this complaint for months to make it the best it can be, which by the way is posted right here…”
The 82-page complaint, which is missing “state” plaintiffs and a counsel of record, names a number of federal officials and five states as defendants. PDFs of the accompanying exhibits are here. On his Frankspeech website, Lindell termed the document, “The People’s U.S. Supreme Court Complaint.”
On Tuesday, before we became aware of Lindell’s video announcement, The Post & Email checked the docket of the Supreme Court and found nothing filed under his name.
The complaint references public information regarding reported election irregularities in the defendant states of Georgia, Michigan, Pennsylvania, Arizona and Wisconsin involving various types of alleged fraud, with the “uncontrolled use of mail-in ballots” said to have led to “widespread election fraud.”
“For months now I’ve been going around meeting with the states, especially the attorneys general…,” Lindell continued. “…now things have come up. We had three weeks ago they came out [with] the mandatory vaccine [sic] …just last Friday…, they came up with children are going to have to take shots; they had to have a briefing in two days on the 23rd. So I got calls by many attorneys general saying, ‘Hey, we need more time…’ But there’s a lot of them out there where I believe people got to them or they’re just plain — they’re not with us…,” Lindell said.
He encouraged his supporters to sign a petition urging state attorneys general to “be on board” with Lindell’s latest effort through a form located to the right of the video. “We have all 50 states on here…Please, help out; send an email to your attorney general now,” Lindell urged.
Lindell further announced that for a four-day (96 hours) period over the Thanksgiving weekend, he and legal experts will “unpack” the Supreme Court complaint. “It is going to be an epic four days,” he said. In addition, Lindell said, beginning Thursday “we’re going to go through all the propaganda” from the 2020 election cycle.
Interestingly, the complaint contains no mention of “packet captures (PCAPS)” Lindell claimed for months were provided to him, allegedly gleaned in real time as votes were being tabulated between November 3 and 4, 2020 evidencing Chinese “cyber-attacks.” His source for the information was former government subcontractor Dennis Montgomery, who relayed it through The American Report co-authors Mary Fanning and Alan Jones.
The latter were introduced in early January to Lindell by WVW-TV host Brannon Howse, through which a partnership was formed to produce a series of videos released beginning in February. The first, “Absolute Proof,” for the last 36 minutes features Fanning purportedly explaining how China conducted “cyberwarfare” against the election to alter the results from Trump to Biden and that the underlying proof was in hand.
At that point, Fanning and Jones no longer identified Montgomery as their source, but rather, attributed the alleged data to unnamed “cybersecurity experts.”
Prior to his association with Fanning, Lindell had embraced a different theory as to how the election was “stolen,” as had Fanning and Jones. After Biden was declared the winner, Lindell made numerous appearances in which he claimed he had been provided evidence by Attorneys L. Lin Wood and Sidney Powell, both Trump supporters and plaintiffs in various election-related lawsuits, involving electronic vote-switching and other types of fraud, but no mention of China.
At that time, China was never invoked as a perpetrator, but rather, specific types of voting equipment and reported system vulnerabilities.
For their part, Fanning and Jones initially claimed, beginning on October 31, 2020, that a government supercomputer dubbed “The Hammer” and software Montgomery called “Scorecard” were used by unidentified parties to change the outcome of the election by switching votes in eight states.
On June 30, Lindell announced on One America News that he would host a “cyber symposium” where he would release the packet-capture data he claimed to have from the election. In various interviews between then and August 10, when the symposium launched, Lindell promised to reveal irrefutable proof of a “stolen” election and urged public officials and the media to attend.
So certain was Lindell of the information he said he possessed that he offered $5 million to anyone who attended and was able to disprove his claims. The reward was never paid, although there exist reports that at least one party attempted to claim it.
On the third morning of the symposium, Lindell announced from the stage that he had been “attacked” the night before outside his hotel and that the PCAPS data had been infiltrated with a “poison pill.” Therefore, Lindell said, he would not release the data after all. In an interview with Howse several days later, Lindell defended the integrity of his sources, two of whom he admitted were Fanning and Montgomery. He nevertheless insisted that the data was thoroughly vetted, that Fanning and Montgomery were “heroes” for coming forward with it, and that the evidence they provided would convince the U.S. Supreme Court to “pull down” the results of the election in a unanimous decision once the members reviewed it.
The Post & Email has previously reported that Montgomery’s several claims of possessing hard data regarding 2020 election interference were uncorroborated and that his longstanding pattern is to make intriguing assertions about headline-news items and government surveillance while failing to provide supporting evidence.
As a result of his government service in the early 2000s, Montgomery earned the title of “The Man Who Conned the Pentagon.”
On Frankspeech, Lindell continues to display the data gleaned from Fanning and Montgomery showing claimed vote counts, juxtaposed by those officially reported, from the 2020 election.