25 April 2023
A private arbitration panel ruled earlier this month that Robert Zeidman, a computer forensics expert and 63-year-old Trump voter from Nevada, was entitled to a $5 million payout after proving that a collection of data was not evidence of Chinese meddling in the 2020 election.
The data was provided by MyPillow founder and prominent election disputer Mike Lindell, who said he would pay $5 million to anyone who could prove that the data was not from the 2020 election.
After Lindell Management refused to pay up, Zeidman turned to the arbitration panel, which ruled that Zeidman’s work showed Lindell’s data “unequivocally did not reflect November 2020 election data.” They directed Lindell’s firm to pay Zeidman within 30 days.
Lindell could appeal to a federal court for relief on the grounds that requiring payment represents a “manifest injustice,” but Zeidman’s attorney said the success of such an appeal is “extremely rare.”
A declassified U.S. intelligence report found that China did not interfere in the 2020 election.
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