MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell
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Mike Lindell says his new Wi-Fi monitoring device can protect voting machines against hacks.
The MyPillow CEO was hawking the device at his “Election Crime Bureau Summit” in Missouri.
Lindell claimed the device could even filter out the evil Chinese Communist Party.
MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell says he has a new tool to combat election fraud: A Wi-Fi monitoring device mounted on a drone that he claims can protect voting machines from the evil Chinese Communist Party and nefarious individuals.
“The wireless monitoring device is a sophisticated networking connection monitoring system, designed specifically with election security in mind,” an advertisement voiceover said at the start of the latest episode of Steve Bannon’s War Room podcast.
The advertisement showed a device with a small screen, housed in a transparent enclosure. The text “WMD” was emblazoned on the top of the device casing.
“We have been told our election computers are never connected to the Internet. The WMD will put that to the test by detecting and reporting in real-time Wi-Fi connections in county and state election offices,” the advertisement voiceover continued.
Lindell is a staunch supporter of former President Donald Trump’s groundless election fraud claims. He unveiled the device at his Election Crime Bureau Summit, an event held on Wednesday and Thursday in Springfield, Missouri.
Lindell claimed in an interview on Bannon’s podcast that the monitoring device doubled up as a filter that could protect voting machines from hackers.
“I have said it on the stage, this is also a filter. Remember what I called the evil. I said it is the CCP, globalist, deep state, uni-party. That’s the evil that came in,” Lindell said, using the acronym for the Chinese Communist Party.
Lindell told conference attendees that his plan was to fly the device near polling stations, with drones.
“Lemme tell you, everybody. We now can catch them in a lie, okay?” Lindell told the audience.
He even demonstrated the plan to his audience, by flying a drone mounted with the WMD right into the convention center where the conference was being held. The drone was seen hovering over Lindell’s head for a while, then landing on the table.
“This device, as it flew into this building, this wireless monitoring device, it just grabbed all of your cell phones, everybody in this room, every device that’s on the internet right now,” Lindell added.
The business executive also claimed on Bannon’s podcast the device was “perfectly legal” and brushed aside any potential privacy concerns or potential trespassing violations.
“This just tells you what devices. It doesn’t enter those devices, it just tells you what they are, and that they went online,” Lindell said on Bannon’s podcast.
It’s unclear how much this venture is costing Lindell. But he’s also spending plenty of money on other matters — including a billion-dollar defamation lawsuit from voting technology company Dominion Voting Systems, and another from Smartmatic over accusations of pushing baseless election fraud claims.
Just last month, Lindell had to auction off equipment from his pillow factory in Minnesota. At the time, he said he’s lost more than $100 million in retail sales.
But the pillow magnate appears determined to press on.
“If they called me a grifter, I got to be the worst grifter in the world,” Lindell said on Bannon’s podcast. “I have spent 50, 60 million dollars. I borrowed five million two weeks ago, I’ve sold properties and everything to keep it going.”
Lindell did not immediately provide responses to a request for comment from Insider sent outside regular business hours.