MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell took to social media to celebrate a ruling last week which found that Georgia’s voting machines could have compromised integrity, and thus may not be accurately counting votes.
“Historical ruling by Judge! Anyone questioning elections or election machines are not conspiracy theorist!” Lindell posted on X.
A 135-page ruling issued by U.S. District Judge Amy Totenberg last Friday addressed a lawsuit that aims to rid Georgia of electronic voting machines in favor of paper ballots. Totenberg, who is notably a Barack Obama-appointed judge, wrote in a footnote of the ruling that the case’s evidence “does not suggest that the Plaintiffs are conspiracy theorists of any variety.”
“Indeed, some of the nation’s leading cybersecurity experts and computer scientists have provided testimony and affidavits on behalf of Plaintiffs’ case in the long course of this litigation,” she added.
The suit was filed by individual voters along with election security advocacy group the Coalition for Good Governance, and claims that various security issues in these voting machines violate the constitutional rights of voters to both cast votes and have them be accurately tabulated.
“Indeed, some of the nation’s leading cybersecurity experts and computer scientists have provided testimony and affidavits on behalf of Plaintiffs’ case in the long course of this litigation,” wrote Totenberg.
The judge said in her ruling that while the “court cannot wave a magic wand, in this case, to address the varied challenges to our democracy and election system in recent years, including those presented in this case,” a “reasonable, timely discussion and compromise in this case, coupled with prompt, informed legislative action, might certainly make a difference that benefits the parties and the public.”
Defendants of the suit included Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger as well as members of the State Election Board.
Totenberg reportedly declined a request for comment from Newsweek about Lindell’s response to her order.