Idaho State Chief Deputy Secretary Chad Hawke announced Thursday that the state plans to bill MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell for the cost of auditing three counties to quash allegations of electoral fraud, the Idaho Statesman. reports.
why it matters: Hawke’s remarks came days after the audit ended, which reported a 0.1% margin of error in three counties.
- Lindell previously alleged that presidential election results in 44 counties were “electronically manipulated” in Biden’s favor, according to the Statesman.
- The office said it would take at least two more weeks to send the total expenses and bills.
What are they saying: “Why not try and get Lindell to reimburse the state for refuting his false claim?” Hawk told the Statesman.
- “While our team is always on the lookout for potential vulnerabilities, the allegation was not true at first sight,” he added.
- “It takes hard work to build trust in a state’s electoral system, and such reckless accusations can do a lot of damage. To do nothing and say nothing would have been like accepting its truth.”
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