A Telegram channel controlled by attorney Lin Wood announced last night that the controversial newcomer to South Carolina will run to be the state’s Republican Party Chairman. The former Georgia resident announced on Telegram in the beginning of February that South Carolina would be his new legal state of residence.
The channel, which has over 800,000 subscribers, has become a primary method of communication for Wood since being banned (as we were) on Twitter. He had made the move to Parler, but when the site and app were taken down temporarily, he moved most of his communications to Telegram. There, he dropped two posts last night:
Lin Wood just announced his run for the South Carolina State Republican Party Chairman!! #ThugArmyPatriots pic.twitter.com/dC3p3fm19z
— 🇺🇸🎙Thug Army Patriots🎙🇺🇸 (@ImFiredUp2) March 29, 2021
Tomorrow, my new Fireside Chat (No. 17) with Clay Clark will be released. Many will hear some news about my plans for the first time when #17 is released.
You have been loyal to me. You have stood by my side despite the false and fierce attacks made against me. You have donated your money to #FightBack and offered my your prayers.
I asked you to get involved at the local level – “Live Local” – the phrase coined by my Telegram friend Jarrin Jackson.
I owe it to you, my followers, to tell you the news first. Here it is.
Wood has made news throughout his career, representing several high profile clients including exonerated Centennial Olympic Park bombing suspect Richard Jewell and the parents of JonBenét Ramsey. He made more national news in the aftermath of the 2020 election when he filed lawsuits in his previous state of Georgia challenging the presidential election results.
Controversy became part of his brand when he began calling on Republicans to not vote in the Georgia runoff elections for U.S. Senate. Claiming election fraud made votes moot, he urged Republicans to stay home. It is unknown what effect this had on the elections, but both Republican candidates lost their races.
Now, he wants to lead the South Carolina Republican Party. His Telegram announcements continued:
Several concerned South Carolina Republicans who are conservative Patriots approached me a few days ago to ask me if I 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.
These good people asked me if I would run for Chairman of the South Carolina Republican Party.
I said YES.
P.S. The games have already begun. The S.C Rino Republicans must have heard that I was running. Tactics similar to those which occurred in Fulton County, GA in November of 2020 are already being undertaken in South Carolina by the elites in leadership. Looks like I will have to wage a #FightBack campaign. Not my first rodeo.
Stay tuned for more.
“More” came quickly as he added another post to his Telegram group’s thread.
A compelling reason for my decision to run for Chair of the South Carolina Republican 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.
Look at what happened in Horry County this weekend:
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. This “representative” took all of the master thumb drives from today’s data entry as volunteers were working.
What jurisdiction does the state have in Horry County ReOrg elections? This is completely outside of the scope of state leadership – counties run their counties. Interference by the state has no place in this county process.
The only reasonable explanation for this intrusion is that Horry County had major numbers of MAGA Republicans coming out to ReOrg. The old leadership of the “cabal” is fearful of losing the power they have maintained for years because concerned citizens are now ready to play an active and significant role in what the GOP does.
I am no fan of government corruption. Check my record.
I am no fan of rule breakers as I believe strongly in the rule of law. Check my record.
I detest shady back room deals as I support shining light on darkness. Check my record.
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.
The People of the South Carolina Republican Party will bring INTEGRITY back to the party and to the government.
I trust We The People. It will be my privilege to work for The People as they pursue their goals.
Will South Carolina Republicans support Lin Wood in his quest to lead the party in their state? It’s hard to tell now, but he has name recognition going for him. His passion may be the thing that drives Republicans to his corner.