Wood said in a statement Sunday that he is seeking to oust current South Carolina GOP chairman Drew McKissick, who has been at the organization’s helm since 2017.
“A compelling reason for my decision to run for Chair of the South Carolina Party is that it is time for the leadership of the Party to recognize and appreciate the amazing Patriots stepping up to get involved in the party—this is NOT the time to take actions to exclude them,” Wood said in the statement, in which he complained about moves by state Republican leadership to limit what he said were “MAGA Republicans” having a stronger voice in the county.
Why does Wood run for the South Carolina GOP?
In the statement, Wood confirmed that he would seek to oust Chairman Drew McKissick, who has run the South Carolina Republican Party since 2017.
“The current Chair, Drew McKissick, brought in a 25-year old ‘state representative,’ appointed by the state executive director, removed the person in charge in the county, and took over,” Lin Wood alleged.
“Counties run their counties. Interference by the state has no place in this county process,” Wood said.
“I detest shady back room deals as I support shining light on darkness,” Lin Wood said in the statement. “I want to help my new neighbors in South Carolina return the Republican Party back to The People. The People have ALL the power—not the elite cabal of the old guard leadership.”
Lin Wood: To end the control of RINO Republicans
“I cannot predict the outcome of the campaign at this time, but I am confident that there exists a large segment of the South Carolina Republican Party who want change in the party structure to end the ‘establishment’ control of RINO Republicans,” Wood said.
“I offer them an opportunity and a voice to effectuate that change,” he added.
Drew McKissick, the current chair of the South Carolina GOP, received 86 percent of the vote at the 2017 Republican Party State Convention, according to Cola Daily.
McKissick told Newsweek he “welcomes” the challenge because any South Carolina Republican “has the right to run for state chairman.”
In an earlier statement, Lin Wood said he had been approached by “several concerned South Carolina Republicans who are conservative Patriots” and who asked him if he “just talked the talk or would I walk the walk.”
“They want to take back their Republican Party. They want to return the power to the people—the members of the party. They have endured enough Rino Republicanism in the present leadership of the South Carolina GOP. They are demanding change,” Wood wrote, adding that they explicitly asked him to run for the leadership of the South Carolina GOP.
“I said YES,” Lin Wood wrote.
It comes after Lin Wood announced recently that he had relocated to South Carolina after living in Georgia for the previous 65 years. Separately, he stated that the State Bar of Georgia was seeking to discipline him, which came after it was revealed that Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger’s office had launched an investigation into whether Wood voted illegally in the 2020 election.
General Flynn endorses Lin Wood for the race to become chairman of the South Carolina GOP
Lin Wood declared on the instant messaging platform Telegram that:
“I am extremely honored to announce that a genuine American Patriot and hero, Lt. General Michael Flynn, has authorized me to publicly convey that he endorses and supports my campaign for Chair of the South Carolina Republican Party.
General Flynn is my friend. We have worked together at times over the past many months as our country has been in turmoil over the November 2020 election and our political future.
General Flynn knows that my goal in South Carolina is to only serve the members of the Republican Party, not the establishment leaders or the special interests.
I am emboldened in my efforts to return the South Carolina Republican Party to We The People of South Carolina by having a man of General Flynn’s character and integrity standing by my side in the battle for the People’s right to govern themselves.
Thank you, General Flynn. God bless you, Sir. And God bless America.”
Jarrin Jackson endorses Lin Wood for GOP chair of South Carolina
Jarrin Jackson, a 2016 Republican candidate for the House, said on Telegram that he endorses Lin Wood for GOP chair of South Carolina.
He added: “Draining the swamp begins with We the People. And We the People do that by building from the local to the global, not from the global to the local.”
Lin Wood replied: “Thank you, Jarrin. I greatly appreciate your endorsement. As you know, I am a huge supporter of your advocacy for all citizens to “Live Local.” We must take it upon ourselves to rebuild our country from the ground up. I want to see control of the South Carolina Republican Party returned to the members of the party. Community by community, state by state, we can return our country to its founding principles. All the power in America was bestowed by God to We The People. We must re-establish our country as a nation under God. Thank you again. I know you will keep fighting for freedom and never give up. We share those traits. God bless you.”
Lin Wood made news headlines in late 2020 after he filed lawsuits in Georgia against alleged election fraud following the November election. In an interview with The Epoch Times’ “Crossroads” in December 2020, Wood said that courts were dismissing evidence of election fraud because the judges were compromised or threatened, and the Chinese Communist Party was involved in the background.