Republicans in South Carolina decisively rejected Atlanta attorney Lin Wood’s account for to chair the direct event Saturday, reelecting incumbent Drew McKissick over the die-exhausting Trump supporter, who has drawn scrutiny over his wild allegations of vote-rigging within the 2020 presidential election.
Larger than 67% of the South Carolina GOP’s 861 delegates voted for McKissick at their convention Saturday, handily defeating Wood, who drew 28% of the vote, and two smaller challengers, event spokesperson Claire Robinson confirmed to Forbes.
In a Telegram put up Saturday afternoon, Wood wished McKissick good fortune however claimed he won his account for for a third term in an “institution created election.”
McKissick earned broken-down President Donald Trump’s endorsement in March, however Wood solid himself as a more strident and committed Trump supporter, campaigning for McKissick’s job by vowing to defend contesting the outcomes of ultimate twelve months’s presidential election, which Trump misplaced.
A defamation attorney by swap, Wood is a vehement backer of Trump’s spurious voter fraud allegations, and filed a series of unsuccessful lawsuits aiming to reverse President Joe Biden’s favor. Wood has additionally called for broken-down Vice President Mike Pence to be accomplished for treason, backed baseless intercourse trafficking claims about Supreme Court docket Justice John Roberts, instructed wild foreign vote-rigging claims that even the Trump campaign’s attorneys selected no longer to pursue in court docket, and furious completely different Republicans by encouraging Georgia voters to boycott a pair of must-favor Senate runoffs in January. This plan has on the general landed Wood in sizzling water: He modified into as soon as booted from most mainstream social media retailers earlier this twelve months, and direct bar associations in Georgia and Arizona are investigating his behavior.
Wood modified into as soon as primarily based in Atlanta for decades, however he told journalists earlier this twelve months that he’s lived in South Carolina for “a number of months,” causing Georgia election officials to launch an investigation into whether he illegally voted in Georgia no topic keen to 1 other direct.