On June 22nd, MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell announced during an appearance on Steve Bannon’s War Room: Pandemic podcast that he is launching the Election Crime Bureau. The goal of this bureau is to investigate and expose alleged voter fraud in the 2020 presidential election, which Lindell believes led to Joe Biden winning the election.
During the podcast, Lindell stated that the bureau would be staffed by a team made up of “top-notch investigators” and would be funded by his own company, MyPillow. He also mentioned that he plans to offer a $5 million reward to anyone who provides evidence that helps the bureau successfully prove and prosecute election fraud.
Lindell’s announcement comes after months of controversy over the 2020 election. Many supporters of former President Donald Trump have alleged that widespread voter fraud occurred, and that this fraud was responsible for President Biden’s victory. However, courts across the country have rejected numerous lawsuits that sought to overturn the election results due to lack of evidence.
Lindell himself has been a vocal proponent of these claims, even going so far as to release a documentary titled “Absolute Proof” that purported to show evidence of fraud. However, the evidence presented in the documentary was widely criticized as being unsubstantiated and largely irrelevant.
Despite the lack of evidence presented thus far, Lindell remains steadfast in his belief that fraud occurred. In his appearance on the War Room: Pandemic podcast, Lindell stated that he believes the evidence needed to prove the allegations of voter fraud is out there, and that the Election Crime Bureau will be the key to uncovering it.
Critics of Lindell’s announcement have argued that it is nothing more than a publicity stunt, designed to keep the conspiracy theory of widespread voter fraud alive in the minds of Trump supporters. Some have also pointed out that the $5 million reward could incentivize people to provide false or irrelevant information in order to claim the prize.
Nonetheless, Lindell remains determined to press forward with his investigation. In the weeks and months to come, it remains to be seen whether the Election Crime Bureau will be able to provide any evidence that substantiates claims of voter fraud in the 2020 election. Until then, the controversy surrounding the election is likely to continue to be a contentious topic among Americans.