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Dave Goldiner

MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell ordered to pay $5M over disproven Trump 2020 election lies

MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell has been ordered to pay $5 million to a Nevada man who successfully disproved his 2020 election lies.

An arbitration board ruled in favor of Robert Zeidman, who took Lindell up on his public 2021 challenge to pay the bounty to anyone who could disprove his claims of foreign interference in former President Donald Trump’s loss.

“The truth is finally out there,” Zeidman said Thursday.

Lindell, a staunch supporter of Trump who claims China helped President Joe Biden steal the election, vowed to mount a court challenge to the judgment.

“It’s all going to end up in court,” he told NBC News.

The arbitration board was tapped to adjudicate any claims over Lindell’s so-called Prove Mike Wrong challenge that he made at a South Dakota gathering of election deniers.

“There’s a $5 million prize for anybody that can prove the election data that I have from the 2020 election was false, is not from the 2020 election,” Lindell said at the time.

In the end, Zeidman was the only one who actually took Lindell up on the challenge.

The computer forensics expert, who voted for Trump, examined the supposed data presented by Lindell and found it to be mostly random collections of numbers and letters.

“I have proven that the data Lindell provides … unequivocally does not ... contain any information related to the November 2020 election,” Zeidman wrote in a 15-page report.

When Lindell’s company refused to pay up, Zeidman took the case to arbitration, as the contest rules stipulated. After a three-day hearing, it ruled that his claim was valid.

Lindell also faces a $1.3 billion defamation suit filed by Dominion Voting Systems over his bogus claims that voting machines were rigged.

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