MyPillow founder and pro-Trump conspiracy theorist Mike Lindell has, for more than a year, broadcast unhinged fantasies that the 2020 presidential election was "stolen" from former President Donald Trump, and that eternally forthcoming mythical evidence will validate Lindell's delusions and result in Trump's reinstatement.
Lindell has repeatedly moved the goalpost for when this reinstatement would happen. He and other conspiracy theorists floated that Trump would retake the Presidency on Inauguration Day, immediately after Biden was sworn in. When that came and went without incident, the date moved to March 4, then to August 13. Lindell then claimed the evidence presented at his bizarre "cyber symposium" earlier this year would rally the nation to oust the current administration. Nothing happened.
Yet he continues to double down.
"Everything you're gonna see over these next seven months, to get rid of the machines, you're gonna see a Supreme Court case coming out, all these great things, everybody. ... I'm more optimistic today than I have been yesterday, the day before that. I'm on an incline like this. Why? Because it's so amazing. We already have all the pieces of the puzzle. You talk about evidence, we have enough evidence to put everyone in prison for life, 300 and some million people."
The population of the United States, according to the 2020 U.S. Census, is just over 330 million—meaning Lindell thinks there's enough "evidence" to imprison the vast majority of Americans. What's more, that number is double the number of people who voted in 2020 to begin with.
You can likely imagine the response to Lindell's latest fantasy.
Lindell's growing departure from reality has some concerned.