Despite Dominion Voting Systems reportedly being on the verge of suing a new crop of right-wing media outlets and figures, One America News Network (OANN) has announced a new three-hour election fraud special featuring MyPillow inventor Mike Lindell.
Dominion reportedly sent letters to social media platforms asking them to preserve posts from a number of individuals and organizations including former President Donald Trump, Lindell, Newsmax, OANN and Sean Hannity for an apparent lawsuit, according to The New York Times columnist Ben Smith. Just hours after that report, OANN released a promo for their special with Lindell, which promises to show how an “unprecedented level of voter fraud” was committed in the 2020 election.
Dominion just sent letters to the social platforms asking them to preserve posts, and offered a glimpse at their target list: pic.twitter.com/W3WzepFgiL
— Ben Smith (@benyt) February 4, 2021
No verifiable evidence has been presented by Lindell or others claiming there was widespread fraud involving Dominion or any other entity in the 2020 election. Former President Trump’s fraud claims were repeatedly rejected by the court system in the weeks following his loss to President Joe Biden.
Lindell recently had a notable appearance on Newsmax which resulted in host Bob Sellers walking off the set after repeatedly trying to get Lindell to stop talking about Dominion. Lindell was brought on to the show to discuss his banning from Twitter, but quickly pivoted to his claims that Dominion had rigged the 2020 election. (RELATED: ‘It’s So Good’: Meghan McCain Says She Could Watch Mike Lindell’s Newsmax ‘Meltdown’ 30 Times)
Newsmax was forced to walk back much of its coverage of fraud claims related to the 2020 election after a legal notice was sent by Smartmatic to the network. A top employee at Dominion sued Newsmax, OANN, the Trump campaign, attorney Sidney Powell and right-wing pundit Michelle Malkin for defamation in December.
Dominion has already filed lawsuits against Powell and former Republican New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani, each for $1.3 billion. The company reportedly threatened Lindell with a lawsuit weeks ago, but that has not stopped the pillow entrepreneur from continuing to make his unsubstantiated fraud claims.