Dominion has sued MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell over his election fraud claims. The voting machine company is seeking more than $1.3 billion in damages.

mike lindell trump US President Donald Trump listens as Michael J. Lindell, CEO of MyPillow Inc., speaks during the daily briefing on the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, DC, on March 30, 2020.

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Dominion Voting Systems sued both MyPillow and its CEO Mike Lindell on Monday, after he spread baseless claims that Dominion's voting machines helped rig the 2020 US presidential election.

Dominion is seeking more than $1.3 billion in damages. Lindell is a staunch ally of former president Donald Trump and a major GOP donor. He has repeatedly supported Trump's claims challenging the integrity of the election.

In December, Lindell said that "the biggest fraud is the Dominion machines." The conspiracy theory that Dominion's technology switched votes from Trump to Biden has been thoroughly debunked.

The Wall Street Journal first reported the news.

The lawsuit accuses Lindell of repeatedly making false allegations that Dominion's voting machines had "stolen" votes from Trump in the 2020 presidential election.

Lindell knew there was no credible evidence to support his claims, Dominion added.

Lindell spread the "Big Lie," as Dominions calls the election-fraud theory, by speaking at rallies including events hosted by Women for America First, which Lindell got MyPillow to sponsor, Dominion said.

Lindell also told the Conservative Business Journal in December that Trump got so many votes in the election he "broke the algorithm" in the Dominion machines that had been programmed to give "1.3 to Biden and 0.7 to the president" for each vote cast, the lawsuit alleges.

Dominion has already filed defamations lawsuit against pro-Trump attorney Sidney Powell and Trump's personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani, also seeking at least $1.3 billion in damages in both cases.

Dominion had told Lindell in January to expect "imminent" litigation.

"Mike Lindell is begging to be sued, and at some point we may well oblige him," Michael Steel, a spokesman for Dominion, told CNN on February 7.

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