An arbitration panel has ordered MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell to pay $5 million within 30 days to a Nevada software developer.
Robert Seidman proved Lindell was wrong in his claim that certain data was related to the 2020 presidential election and supposed voting machine fraud.
Zeidman, a software developer, entered the “Prove Mike Wrong Challenge” contest in during a cyber symposium in August 2021.
In a 23-page ruling the panel said that the Zeidman,
proved the data Lindell LLC provided, and represented reflected information from the November 2020 election, unequivocally did not reflect November 2020 election data.”
The American Arbitration Association panel, which held a three-day hearing in January in the case, also said that the Lindell LLC’s
failure to pay Mr. Zeidman the $5 million” offered as the stated prize of the contest “was a breach of the contract, entitling him to recover.”
In an interview with CNBC, Zeidman said,
I knew from the beginning that I would win. I got a [Microsoft] Word document which was basically a big table of numbers.
This was obviously manufactured bogus data.”
Zeidman said he voted for Trump in both 2016 and 2020.
I’m a right-wing conservative.”
But he also said the data pushed by Lindell is part of a “fraud among right-wing people” who argue that Trump is the true winner of the 2020 election.
BREAKING: MAGA Republican My Pillow Guy Mike Lindell just got caught in an apparent scam.— Ed Krassenstein (@EdKrassen) April 20, 2023
You may remember this challenge he offered back in June of 2021. He challenged anyone who wanted to come to his cyber symposium and prove that the election data that he claimed proved Trump… pic.twitter.com/KiY5fhzdrR