Dominion sends cease and desist letter to Mike Lindell

"We write regarding your patently false accusations that Dominion somehow rigged or otherwise improperly influenced the recent U.S. presidential election.”

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Dominion Voting Systems, an election tech vendor, sent MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell a cease and desist letter in December over his allegations of election fraud.

Axios obtained a copy of the letter and reported that it was sent Monday, but it is dated Dec. 23, 2020. Since then, Lindell, an avid Trump supporter, has continued to claim that the election was stolen from President Donald Trump because of mass voter fraud and hacked voting machines. 

The letter to Lindell was sent by Clare Locke LLP, a law firm devoted to “high-profile reputational attacks.”

“We write regarding your patently false accusations that Dominion somehow rigged or otherwise improperly influenced the recent U.S. presidential election,” reads the letter.

The letter calls Lindell a “prominent leader of the ongoing misinformation campaign” and says his “implausible attacks against Dominion have no basis in reality.” 

“Accordingly, Dominion formally demands that you (1) cease and desist making defamatory claims against Dominion and (2) preserve and retain all documents relating to Dominion and your smear campaign against the company,” the letter continues. 

The letter warns that “litigation regarding these issues is imminent” and directs Lindell to preserve all communications he has had with Trump campaign staffers or attorneys. 

“With this letter you are on notice of your ongoing obligations to preserve documents related to Dominion’s claims for defamation based on allegations that the company acted improperly during the November 2020 presidential election and somehow rigged the election in favor of President-Elect Joe Biden,” states the letter.

The MyPillow CEO is just the latest target of legal action from Dominion. The company recently filed a $1.3 billion defamation lawsuit against attorney Sydney Powell and demanded retractions from One America News Network and Newsmax. 

Lindell said he would welcome a lawsuit. 

“I want Dominion to put up their lawsuit because we have 100% evidence that China and other countries used their machines to steal the election,” he told Axios.