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Mike Lindell’s Name Comes Up In New FBI Investigation Into Ohio Election-Data Breach

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Federal authorities are investigating the attempted breach of an election network that occurred inside the office in Lake County, Ohio. The stolen data was distributed at an August “cyber symposium” on election fraud hosted by right-wing MyPillow CEO and Donald Trump ally Mike Lindell, The Washington Post reports.

Investigators are looking into a county official who had contact with an associate of Lindell, who has spent millions of dollars promoting false claims that the 2020 election was rigged.

The Ohio official, John Hamercheck, swiped his credentials to get onto the fifth floor of the government building multiple times during a “roughly six-hour period when, according to the leaked data, his laptop was intermittently connected to the county network,” according to The Post.

The Lindell associate, election conspiracist Douglas Frank, has been on a crusade to recruit local officials to join his fruitless effort to prove the 2020 election was stolen from Trump.

An FBI spokeswoman confirmed that the bureau is investigating the incident in Lake County but declined to comment further.

Read more on The Washington Post.