The 2020 presidential election was three months ago, but one of the biggest supporters of the false theory that it was rigged against former President Donald J. Trump hasn’t given up hope of reversing the results
On Friday, Mike Lindell, the contested managing director of MyPillow who helped fund Mr. Trump’s legal efforts to question the election results aired a falsehood film about electoral fraud on One America News
The network promoted the two-hour film entitled “Absolute Evidence” on Twitter Thursday, asking viewers to join Mr. Lindell â ???? for a never-before-seen report breaking down evidence of electoral fraud that shows how unprecedented levels of electoral fraud were committed in the 2020 presidential electionâ ????
There was no material evidence of fraud in the election that President Biden won, Mr Lindell’s theories resulted in Twitter removing him and MyPillow from its platform and several major retailers severing ties with the pillow maker
Before the film was shown on Friday, the network posted a detailed disclaimer in which Mr. Lindell as “solely and solely responsible for its content” and stated that “this program is not the product of OAN reporting” and is presented as opinions only at this point in timeâ ????
YouTube shut down Absolute Proof on Friday it said it violated the company’s integrity policy for presidential elections, which prohibits false claims that widespread fraud, error, or disruption altered the outcome of the vote
Two companies that provide voting technology, Dominion and Smartmatic, have filed defamation lawsuits in the past few weeks against individuals and organizations who have made unsubstantiated claims against the companies
Here are three much-studied areas that pop up in the movie An America and Mr. Lindell did not respond to requests for comment
At the heart of many arguments that electoral fraud took place and in Mr Lindell’s film is the unsubstantiated claim that the Dominion software was somehow tampered with to gain votes for Mr. Trump or to hide some kind of conspiracy
Many of these unsubstantiated allegations came from an instance in Antrim County, Michigan, when a reporting typo led to results that the county first passed a landslide vote in favor of Mr. Biden.The bug was soon fixed, but conspiracy theorists have focused on the incident set as evidence that the vote was rigged
files have been deleted from the Dominion system in Antrim County We know this for a fact ???? Matt DePerno, an attorney who struggled to investigate the incident, said Mr. Lindell in the film â ???? Wow ???? Mr. Lindell replied
There is no evidence that the votes were tampered with in the county, and a hand-counted review of the votes in December confirmed the result there
Mr Lindell interviewed retired Army Col. Phil Waldron, another member of the movement fighting to overthrow the election, Mr. Waldron, who said his military background included “information warfare” urged the unsubstantiated claim that the Chinese government invested money in Dominion and therefore has access to its files and data
???? Lots of votes, direct access to Pennsylvania constituencies, county regulatory centers, Wisconsin, Michigan, Nevada, Arizona, Georgia, all direct from overseas with China being the predominant one ???? Mr. Waldron said
He also claimed that overseas servers in Germany, Spain and the UK somehow played a role in manipulating the results of The Manipulation, Mr Waldron said he was part of a coup d’état backed and favored by a nation-state with foreign threat, a hostile nation-state: Chinaâ ????
Election officials and cybersecurity experts said there was no credible evidence that China helped Mr Biden win the election
Melissa Carone, an information technology official who said she was signed by Dominion for the election, was put on the show to meet Mr. Lindell that she saw thousands of ballot papers run through voting machines without ever getting a single vote for Mr. Trump
Ms. Carone, whose testimony was ruled “not credible” by a Michigan judge in November, said Mr. Lindell said when the ballot papers were jammed in the machine, the people tabulating the votes re-scanned dozens of ballot papers and counted them twice
“It’s like counting a deck of cards You could sit there and keep playing the same deck of cards through this tab”Mr. Lindell was watching
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