Mike Lindell casts doubt on DeSantis victory in Florida: ‘That’s a deviation’

Florida governor is widely seen as biggest challenger for Trump in 2024.

Updated: December 24, 2022 - 10:50am

Pillow magnate and longtime Trump backer Mike Lindell this week cast doubt on the smashing victory of Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis in the 2022 elections, indicating he would be investigating DeSantis’s vote numbers in Florida to see if they are legitimate.

Lindell made the comments on Tuesday’s edition of the Lindell Report. 

“What we’re doing now is I’m going after [Miami-]Dade County and the 2022 election,” he said, vowing to “find out” what happened in that district. 

Lindell indicated that DeSantis’s handily won victory in the traditionally blue county was suspicious enough to warrant investigation. 

“I look at deviations, everybody. That’s a deviation,” he said. “I don’t believe it.”

DeSantis won Miami-Dade County by about 12 percentage points over Democratic challenger Charlie Crist. The county historically swings Democrat; President Joe Biden won it by about eight points in 2020.