MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell made headlines this week for hosting a symposium in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, during which he expanded on his allegations that November’s presidential election was tainted by widespread fraud.
Following the conclusion of Wednesday’s session, Lindell claimed that he was physically attacked by a critic at his hotel, the Washington Examiner. Local police have reportedly received a report concerning the incident.
“I’m attacked — physically attacked last night,” Lindell told attendees the following day. “Why? Because I’m up here saying, ‘Hey, we got a problem?'”
“All the evil that’s out there”
According to the Washington Examiner, Lindell said that “it hurts a little bit” after the alleged assault.
So the last day of Mike Lindell’s “cyber symposium” kicks off with him claiming he was attacked outside of his hotel and that outside forces are infiltrating the event.
“So this is this is a typical, um, insurrection type activities. This is part of the colour revolution.” pic.twitter.com/cFEMdTfKC7
— Justin Baragona (@justinbaragona) August 12, 2021
“I just want everyone to know all the evil that’s out there,” he added.
The live stream of Lindell’s three-day symposium was reportedly hacked multiple times. The entire event was available to view online at his site, FrankSpeech.com, and he claimed on Thursday that it had received 40 million views.
Questions remain unanswered
About 500 individuals showed up in person to hear his revelations firsthand. Although he sought to prove that the level of cyber fraud in the recent election was sufficient to cost former President Donald Trump another term in office, his presentation fell short of providing the proof necessary to back up the claim.
As cyber expert Doug Gould told those in attendance, there is more investigating to do before reaching a definitive conclusion.
“I’ve been working with the team here looking at the data,” he said, according to The Washington Times. “And I think one of the things that is perhaps a missed expectation that I want to explain to everyone.”
Lindell apparently agrees that the data has not been fully reviewed, pointing to what he claimed is 37 terabytes of information suggesting that fraud swayed the outcome of the election. Meanwhile, other GOP-backed efforts are underway in states across the U.S., including an audit of ballots cast in Maricopa County, Arizona.
The unresolved issues surrounding November’s election continue to fuel speculation. If Lindell’s allegation is accurate, the controversy also fueled a physical attack.