MyPillow CEO and adviser to former president Trump Mike Lindell, who has been touring states in an effort to prove the election was stolen from Trump via computer manipulation, recently visited Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey, saying he planned to run “tests” on the state’s voter rolls.
But as he attempted to push a narrative that the election was stolen, yet another Republican official has outed him as a grifting liar.
This time, it was Alabama Secretary of State John Merrill, who wasted no time to shut down Lindell’s assertion that 100,000 of the state’s votes in the 2020 presidential election were “flipped” from Trump to Biden, and that cybercriminals had hacked into voting machines.
Lindell made the claims in a video after a visit with Merrill in Alabama last week, allegedly to run “tests” on the state’s voter rolls. He said that “every county was affected” and that they’d been hacked via Bluetooth, but failed to offer any evidence to support the theory.
Merrill said that’s not possible.
“All our [voting] machines are custom-built. There’s no modem component. You can’t influence them through a cell phone or a landline,” the Secretary of State told AL.com before adding that “There’s no way they can be probed or numbers manipulated.” He added that Lindell is expected to return to Alabama to conduct further “research.